Yes, it snowed again, but no big deal. It is very cold so probably the snow will remain for the day with a little bit more to come. The sky is still grey and nothing spectacular.
I noticed yesterday on the trip to the supermarket that our house mountain, Weissenstein, caught another layer of snow at the top so it will not be long before it also reaches us at our approximately 5-600 meters.
Today is a stay at home day. It is also the day to change the bed linen, at least I remove it from my bed and put on the fresh duvet and cushion covers, the rest I leave up to Mr. Swiss. He is so good at the heavy work.
Yesterday I got a call to tell me that today my wheelchair wil be delivered, although there is not much chance at the moment of trying it out on the snow clad paths, and it is also a bit cold. I have a few open questions about recharging the batteries and how it functions on slopes. I will only be using it for local “walks”. If I go further I am in the car and in the supermarket I can always lean on the trolley. It’s funny the things you notice when you realise when you suddenly will be moving on wheels and questions like being “wheelchair accessible” are suddenly important.
I can still walk OK, but limited distances and very slow. My maximum is now about 15 minutes on my own with the stick and being sure that you will not fall down on the way. I can no longer take a walk up to the castle, or even along the river and I decided to make things a little easier. It might be a little early for such a drastic measure according to some, but it is never too early to make the most of the life you lead. I also have to take a camera with me, not have to, but want. Otherwise I do not suffer as much as others with my MS. I am forgetful, but not more as Mr. Swiss, and that can be helped with various cyber memory prompts, or make a note. I am perhaps lucky to have no problems with speech, if you do not count mixing two languages, although after 50 years I am quite good at it. My brain just has to speak the language that I hear.
I have problems writing. In English it is OK. Not quite Jane Austin or Charles Dickens, but my type of written english. I can write German if necessary, but only if necessary. I tend to make grammatical mistakes, although many say it is OK probably out of politeness. If it is something offiicial I get Mr. Swiss to take a glance at it before it goes public.
I just feel quite unsure now if I am on my own. I can still do my own household cleaning, but after about an hour constant work, I have to take a few minutes on the bed to lay down and recover and that helps. Afterwards I am again in action.
My wheelchair has about 40 kilometers when the batteries are fully charged, but if necessary I have my local road train into the next town of Solothurn along the road. I have had warnings from he who will not be mentioned, that I do not have to break the speed limit in wheelchair travel.
And now I should move on, have wasted enough time on the computer this morning rambling on about my new toy.
I think the local store was trying to tell me something about good luck in the new year, although the little new year figures looked more like something like Chucky, the horror film doll.
Have a good day, see you around and make notes if you tend to forget stuff.