Yesterday we had snow, actually quite a lot eventually, but by the time evening arrived, there was almost nothing left. An animal walked through my front garden, but Tabby my cat pleaded not guilty and it was probably the neighbour’s cat Roschti. It seems my garden is one of those secret feline paths.
Our snow cover has now completely disappeared as I think it rained on the parade. Mr. Swiss is already busy preparing for his excursion to the week-end shopping temple of the supermarket. He says if he goes early enough there will be enough parking place and he can get it done and done with. I was busy yesterday evening composing the shopping list. Life seems to be full of planning at the moment, but we golden oldies do not have any other major tasks. The only thing I am capable of doing is cooking, so I tend to make the most of it, dropping bits and pieces on the floor in the process and Mr. Swiss picking them up for me afterwards.
I have even begun to watch the TV again in the evening. I gave up long ago, preferring a book, but currently I fall asleep withe the Kindle in my hand, so decided to stick to the TV. Yesterday was an interesting programme about the Swiss Air Rescue, known here as REGA. We pay annually for the service which means that if we would need a helicopter rescue it would not be charged. I found their english website REGA. They have many heicopters stations in Switzerland and we now and again see them flying overhead as they make their way to rescue and injured person in the local mountains.
I managed to capture an image on one as it flew past our area some time ago. The helicopters are manned by a team including a doctor and pilot and other medics and are 24 hours ready on a call up. They are not allowed to fly more than 12 hours at a time due to safety precautions. They also fetch people abroad and on the TV programme we saw a live rescue of a Swiss guy in Venice. He had an accident whilst on holiday and the Swiss flew to the hospital where the team had to board a canal boat to get to the hospital. They transferred the guy to the waiting plane and flew him back to Switzerland. They also showed a rescue of a lady that had broken her foot in a forest and her husband had to walk to the next village and alarm the REGA. They dropped a doctor by cable into the forest where he attended to the lady and afterwards hauled them both back into the helicopter.
On one of my stays at the local hospital for an operation I remember watching a helicopter land to deliver a patient. It was in the middle of the night and there were flashing lights and noise which woke me up. I had my camera with me and took a photo, although it was difficuilt through the blinds at night.
Being a patient myself at the moment, my interest has been aroused. I will begin my physio therapy next week. The doc has arrenged for it to be done at home as I am not very mobile. I will have to see if they can get me moving again in my old way. It can only get better.
And now to move on, Mr. Swiss has already left on his way to the store and I should also make my way into the land of the living. It will soon be the week-end, so make the most of it, although being a golden oldie, one day is just like the other.