At least there is a little bit of structure in the sky this morning and even the sun is peeping through. Temperatures are still only around 4° C, but at least they are plus and not minus. Shall I chance a journey today or not. If the weather keeps like this by the afternoon I think I will. Just have to charge up the battery in my wheelchair. It is probably OK but as I have not used it for some time on a long trip I do not want to run out of power somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
I realised today that the Easter shopping circus is getting nearer. I dislike those long holidays where I have to plan the food organisation ahead and on the Thursday before Good Friday I have my big hospital appointment in the morning and Mr. Swiss is away in the afternoon, meaning the shopping will have to be organised on Wednesday thruugh to Monday. In Switzerland the shops are closed during the holiday.
I also took this photo this morning with a mysterious plume of steam arising behind a neighbouring house. That is our waste disposal unit on the other side of the River.
It is ever present. If you have something to dispose of you can bring it youself. We used it for disposing of some heavy furniture a few years ago. You drive onto a weighing device and are charged according to weight. You can then throw the items into the pile waiting to be disposed of and everything is turned into ashes.
Of course we also have the regular rubbish collections and today is the day of the bulky goods collection. Yesterday Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son deposited our old kitchen chairs at the side of the road for the collection. All our neighbours are doing the same, just clearing out the rubbish you collect through life. Although a lot of stuff is deposited, about half is already gone during the morning. It is a signal for surrounding areas to have a look for something they might be able to use and to come and take your pick. What is old and used for us is something new for someone else.
I took the above photo a few years ago, but that is how it looks at the road side and some of the stuff is still in a good condition. Of course you cannot throw out everything together and a second collection is made a day later for metal goods.
Moving time in Switzerland is end March and end September and they are the times when the big collection happens. Of course you can move when it is suitable, but the official times keep things a little better organised according to the powers that be, Swiss idea.
And now to move on, I have other things to do and there will be a shopping trip made today by Mr. Swiss. Have a good day everyone.