Good Morning


The only clouds today are the man-made clouds, those that the planes leave  behind when flying. We are about 120 kilometers West of Zürich Airport and on the other side there is Geneva Airport. In between somewhere there is Bern, but that has only the European flights. We do not always see the tail traces of the planes, it depends on the atmosphere and weather, but today it was one Picasso painting in the sky.

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Yesterday afternoon we were surrounded by painters. There were three of them, all rolling the wonderful green paint over the surface of our wall, doing the second and final coat. There were ideal conditions for photography, the sun being in the right place at the right time.

Just a week to go and they will also be gone. It seems long ago when I saw the last of our builders, they were becoming part of the household, although I did not invite them to dinner. They have now moved on to other victims. I learned a lot really. The building society of Switzerland is organised. They recruit their workers from everywhere. We had Germans on the job, Italians, some Moroccans and in between a few Swiss. Switzerland pays well for the work in comparison with other European countries, mainly due to the condition of the Swiss Franc and many of the workers live somewhere on the Swiss borders and travel into Switzerland daily for their work.

The painters are mainly Swiss, and work for a local company. Yesterday the men showed up for the new blinds. At the end of next week we will be waving goodbye to them all and there will only a few finishing jobs to do. At the end of the month, according to the book of builders, the scaffolding will be removed and we can breathe the fresh clean air of the open country again, without having to be worried about finding screws and and other strange pieces of metal in the lawn.

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The sun was really doing us a favour yesterday. On the way to the supermarket in the car I noticed some wonderful light effects on the Jura mountains, so could not resist taking a few photos: there are even some autumn colours to be seen in between.

And what shall we do today? Mr. Swiss is leaving this morning to visit the supermarket. We will need some nice fresh bread to accompany the evening meal as I will be cooking chilli con carne and we like to eat it with fresh crusty bread. Some prefer it with rice, but everyone to their own. In the meanwhile I will  be ironing the freshly washed bed linen to prevent boredom and otherwise attending to my domestic hobbies. Mr. Swiss tells me to take it easy, but it is therapy for me. This morning my first movement was outside to see what the sky was doing and I was taking photos before I even thought about preparing breakfast.

By the way have you all had your flu injections? It seems to be the big thing these days in Autumn to have one and a lot of countries even offer them free. My dad was a keen follower of his annual flu injections, probably because they were free. He even had them done annually when he was in his extra care home. I must admit I have never bothered. Our doctor reminded us both that she would do it and we both turned it down.

I am injecting every second day with my MS medicine and I am not really sure if I still have some spare skin left for another one. I read daily in facebook of the latest proud flu injection victims. Of course they are good for something, especially for golden oldies they say. They cover many thousands of various virus, and they do not cover many thousands of virus, so it is a matter of luck if you are protected from the right virus. I have even heard of stories of people suffering after having the injection.

And on that happy thought I leave you all to enjoy the week-end before you.

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8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good Morning! 🙂

    Continuing from Marilyn’s ‘stupid’ post your pic reminds me that there are people who truly believe that ‘the government’ is spraying an agent of somekind into the atmosphere and that’s what contrails actually are – not the physical effect of condensation caused by airplane wingtips and low pressure vortices in water laden air, but a low toxicity poisonous spray on passenger jets designed to make us the ‘normal’ people compliant to our evil overlord’s commands! (or turn everyone into liberal ‘faggots’ – depending on their particular prejudices!) This is sometimes then used as the (one of the many) ‘logical’ reasons why they have to arm themselves for protection against said government who want to take away their rights to shoot at other people.

    What hope can there be for mankind when numbers of them believe that??

    Sadly the numbers are spreading. I saw a news item of two men crashing a stolen car on a freeway and then having a running gun battle with police officers who had been chasing the car. It was typical of the sort of thing you see once a week or so from the US news feeds on your local tv.

    I was stunned when the Aussie news reporter said this had just happened in Brisbane, Australia! 🙂

    I hope it does not come to your part of paradise!


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    • Every country has its problems, even my paradise. What is happening in the big countries makes the headlines, but no-one realizes the problems of our paradise because it is not important. We are „only“ 8 Million population.

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  2. My workplace offers the Flu injections for Free however the shots are given in the Main bldg not at my location. I might make my way over to the main bldg to get the shot. Of course my doctor also gives flu shots as do most of the pharmacies located in New York City. I will get one because I cannot afford to get sick and miss work. Need the money.

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    • As said you have to make your own decisions. I do not think we get it free here at the doc, but I know my workplace gave them free when I was working. As you say the employers did not want us to miss work. We still got paid, but they need the workforce. I have not had flu for at least 40 years. I know I take a chance, but there is always a chance that I can still get the flu according to the type of flu.

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    • Sky photos are my newest hobby, they always change. I got bored taking photos of the same places and the clouds entertain me. I will be so glad when the buding curse is cured. Just a couple of weeks and I can walk into the garden witnhout having to duck under the scaffolding.

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