All quiet on the Western Front this morning: no builders, no noise, just a few crows having a conversation. Sunday morning and all’s well with the world although the people living in Texas are not having such a great time with the hurricaine. We also had a catastrophe occur in the little village of Bondo in Switzerland, in the mountainous Kanton of Grisons. They had a landslide and a tourist group of walkers disappeared. This was a few days ago and they have not been found, there is not hope left. In the meanwhile the situation improved and people could return to the houses which were still standing. The worst thing happened and there was a second landslide, so there was a second evacuation. Half of the village is now buried, but luckily no further casualties, but many people without homes. Not to be compared with the scope of the disasters in Texas or course.
We had a small problem yesterday, a kindle was reported missing. Losing a Kindle is worse than losing a book, as on a Kindle there are many books. A search began in all places where a Kindle could be hiding, but to no avail. Luckily the Kindle was backed up on an iPad, which was one advantage. However sometime in the evening a strange object was sighted laying on the floor in a corner beneath a sofa. I could only see it from a distance as my body is no longer designed for kneeling on the floor and excavating dark places.
Yes, it was the missing Kindle so joy prevailed once again. That is a problem with these online devices, they are so easily mislaid. There used to be questions “have you seen my car keys?”, “where did I put my purse”, which have now been replaced by “Have you seen my iPad”. iPads are not easy to find, because you must know which one you are looking for. Is it the one with the blue cover, the orange cover, or perhaps the mini version with the green cover. Yes, too many iPads are not so good.
I seem to have a wandering mobile phone and often Mr. Swiss has had to call me so that I can hear it ringing from a dark and dismal place. I receive continuous peeps from my phone when somewhere a like is made on WordPress or even Facebook. I also have the BBC news programmed. That does not peep, but plays a loud fanfare. Due to these distrubances, I was requested to switch the volume off, so now all I get is a shuddering tone as my phone vibrates. I misplaced my phone and Mr. Swiss called to help to find it. It was shaking and trembling somewhere, but nothing could be heard because I had to switch the tone off. I eventually found it. Handling these online gadgets can be complicated, but life is never boring.
And now to the normal daily routine. I have decided on yet another quiet Sunday, just me, Mr. Swiss, my iPad, Kindle and computer – what could be better (if I know where they are). Now and again we actually talk to each other: questions such as “Have you seen my Kindle”. Ok, I am going, enjoy your Sunday.