Good Morning

Morning Mist

It is a misty one this morning, but according to Mr. Swiss it will become the best day of the week with sun and all the trimmings.  At the moment it is pleasantly cool, especially as I have opened the windows at the front and back of the appartment. I like a nice cool breeze in the morning, although others, who will not be mentioned, tend to find it cold. My body has its own built in central heating it seems. Needless to say the windows have now been closed for those that do not like draughts first thing in the morning.

My first work of the day was to upload yet again a new version of the iPad IOS 11. Last week we got 11.01 and now we have 11.02 probably to correct the mistakes made in the first update. It was a quick job on my two iPads and now I only have my iPhone to do, but that was being used for a couple of photos so was still gathering power and not available for an update. Yes the Apple people really keep us on our cyber toes.  I sometimes wish they would not do so much new stuff. I have to keep up with it all and it can be a little exhausting when you reach the age of 70, especially if there are two of us doing the same thing.

Blinds 04.10 (1)

When we returned from our shopping trip yesterday we had a pleasant surprise. Can you see it? No, well it is only for the eyes of the oppressed and victims of the renovation purge. Some time at the end of April we said goodbye to our metal blinds outside. They had to be removed because we were be getting new blinds as part of the big makeover. They are the same as the old blinds, but naturally new and shiny. Now we know why. The new isolation of our building is thicker than the old and all the proportions of the blinds no longer fit. In the meanwhile we had the stripy curtains in the apparment as we never really bothered with curtains. It cost a lot of money, but you cannot take it with you as the proverb says.

Now the blinds are back, not quite, but hanging and the rest will be done today: a wonder has happened. It looks like we are gradually returning to a normal life and the summer of discontent is slowly disappearing into the past. In the meanwhile, just to mention on the side, Mr. Swiss noticed that we also have a lady painter on the job, of course. He regrets that she was not here when our appartment was being painted. I found it a good thing that ladies have equality on a building site, and I supposed they do look different in those white uniforms that painters wear, but for some it could be a distraction I suppose.

In the meanwhle life goes on and today is the day of fresh bed linen, although both Mr. Swiss and I forgot, small golden oldie problem. Mr. Swiss is now doing the job as he found he has nothing better to do and I can continue writing my daily report from the wilds of Feldbrunnen. Although there is nothing really interesting to report. Since the builders have left and only a few painters are here life is no longer the same. Our new and exciting poisonous green sun blind will be delivered today I heard, so looks like there will be excitement.

I must now move one, there is hoovering to do and a few windows to be cleaned. Do not worry, I clean them every two weeks and due to his there is never very much to clean. Enjoy the day, switch off the computer now and again, life is not only blogs and facebook and Twitter, there is a world outside. Although I would add it would be boring if we could not write about it all. A last look at Autumn before I go.

Road to Langendorf 04.10 (1)

9 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • There are now over 900 photos. I even have a few group photos of the builders where they posed for my camera. I have them all on my computer, on two external disks and an online Site. I can always look at them when the builders leave to remind me of the lost summer and the good times we had.

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    • No one seems to know what is happening. Yesterday should have been the day of The Sun blinds and the guys have disappeared. We are left with blinds in the appartment hanging at the top with no fixtures, they didn’t turn up.


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