I wish I could take a photo with a clear view of my garden and its bushes, also showing a wide sky, but my horizon has been limited for almost 6 months by our building work. Only another two months to go and we will be free.
Yesterday I saw chief builders walking around in my front garden. I naturally opened my window and struck up a conversation. There was a lady writing things on a paper strapped to a board to give her a firm background and three men.
“You look quite official” I said “is something new happening?”
“No, we are from company for your new blinds on the window.”
“Great, the blinds disappeared 5 months ago. And now the new ones will arrive, tomorrow?”
“Not exactly (accompanied with peals of laughter) it will be in 2 weeks.”
“And will they be something new and revolutionary.”
“Just the normal metal blinds, similar to the ones before.”
I am now confused and asking why we have to have new blinds, when the old ones were working perfectly. It seems we are getting the same thing again, just new. I will still be washing my blinds once a year and rolling them up and down. OK, I could have chosen to have electric blinds, but no thankyou. It is not worth the extra money for a little electric motor on each window. And so building life goes on.
I made my daily excursion to Facebook this morning and read a contribution from a far flung FB acquaintence that I do not know personally, just a remainder from my Farmville days, which she also no longer plays. She mentioned that she wanted to use her computer to look up a few details and forgot how it works. It seems she only uses her iPad and this was an exception. I did not realise that this could happen. I am very much attached to my iPad because I can sit in my chair, read a book, and have a peep to see if there is anything to react to: saves time and bother with organising the computer, which has probably been put to bed. However, my iPad does not replace my computer. I love my iPad, have the largest possible capacity (256 whatever) but there are things I can do on the computer that are complicated on my iPad.
I also noticed on Facebook there is now something called “marketplace” where people in my area either are searching for something particular to buy, or have something to sell. Naturally I had a look and find it quite a good thing. I can have a free lady’s bike from someone in a nearby village, I just have to fit it up with new brakes. As I cannot ride a bike I lost interest. There are a couple of computers being sold, and even training shoes. I am not buying anything, but just like to look. I find it a good idea, why throw it away if it is broken, when you can sell it.
Today is a day of shopping, a trip to the local supermarket and a photo session on the way from the car. Perhaps I can persuade Mr. Swiss to take the scenic route.
Enjoy the day. It must be Autumn, the local store is now selling heather.