It’s a cold damp morning. Yesterday evening it began to snow and this morning it had already started to thaw. The mysterious pawprints have appeared again in my garden, but this time on the back porch. According to research made in Internet from the last appearance, it is probably a stray dog, although dogs do not go on a walkabout in gardens at midnight. Cats might, but they are not usually lovers of snow. Yesterday evening late I heard a few curious thumps outside, but assumed it might be falling snow from a top balcony. I now suspect that a fox might be prowling around now and again looking for something to eat. We have wild deer in the forest across the road, but you do not often see them and they are too far away.
Perhaps I have triffids in the garden going for a hop now and again, the although the garden is quite bare at the moment.
Yesterday was an alp-view day and I took this photo from the top floor of the parking lot showing the peaks of the Bernese Overland. The three high peaks on the left are Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
We managed to get our New Year’s holiday shopping done yesterday when I realised that we forgot the bread for the evening. No. 1 son was going into town in the afternoon, so he was told to bring home bread. An hour later he called us on his mobile phone for an update, telling us that our usual preferred store had no bread, everything sold out. He then moved on to another store and eventually found fresh bread. Mr. Swiss will be going for a few bits and pieces this morning and I am continually adding stuff to the new list before I forget it.
I was going to go on a practice run with my new wheelchair yesterday afternoon, but I was not feeling up to it, so decided instead to practice a few manoevres in the appartment. I felt like I was having driving lessons again. It is really not so easy steering a wheelchair, especially if you have a problem with right and left. Of course I know which side is which, but operating a wheelchair joystick can get confusing, especially in the backwards gear. Mr. Swiss was helping with instructions (in the german language) which confused me all the more. Eventually I managed to park the chair after having a few meetings with a chair and settee on the way. These are things that you take for granted when you see someone in a wheelchair, but everything has to be learnt. Steering a car was never easy for me. The instructor said the same rules and regulations for a pedestrian are to be applied to a wheelchair driver. I think when I hit the open spaces it should be easier with more room to turn. Mr. Swiss also tried it out as he said it cannot be so difficult. He changed his mind afterwards.
Today is a day of rest, and I will not really be going anywhere or doing things spectacular. There is a little bit of ironing to do, duvet covers, but to the tune of my iPad radio I will manage that as well.
And now to move on when the light turns green. The Jura moutains had quite interesting cloud formations yesterday. Have a good day and make the most of it, it will soon be 2018. Everyone seems to be posting reviews of 2017, I cannot even remember what I did yesterday.