The tide is in on our local river: sometimes the water is high usually when the snow starts to melt in the high regions, otherwise is remains. We do not have a tidal river, we do not have a sea in Switzerland, just rivers and lakes.
At the moment the tide is lapping at the edges in my apartment. Since breaking a leg in January, I have been overcoming milestones to return to my normal state of action. Of course, things will never be as they were, my MS also plays a part in that, but I try to do it again even though I feel a bit wobbly. OK, I need a stick for support and grip on any piece of furniture that can support me, but there was the last bastion to be surmounted, the windows on the West side. Last week I cleaned all the bedroom windows on the East side which was no big deal. Of course it was difficult holding on and keeping my balance, but I did it. Now there was the last bridge to cross, the big windows in the living room and the kitchen.
They were not even looking so bad because they are below the balcony on the next floor and protected from the rain. Only the window on the left was more exposed but I am a window person. I have a good operational system and if you do the work regularly it takes me about 40 minutes of my time to do it. However, the last window in this room was cleaned four months ago. I gathered my courage and strength together, armed myself with a cane and with wobbly knees I begun to clean. When I clean windows, I also clean the frames just to keep it all under control. My logistic is very easy: clean them regularly, like one side of the apartment one week, and the other the next week, and then they do not really need a battle, just a good wipe over, but now?
The first windows I attacked were the kitchen windows. I moved onto the living room and eventually I did it. The last cleaning bastion, the last obstacles in my new life with a broken leg that is now repaired, were conquered.
The tide had returned and I could admire my achievement. Mrs. Angloswiss is back again, or is there something I still have to do? I could perhaps …… “doesn’t come into the question” did I hear Mr. Swiss who was relieved that I completed my task with no injuries. He is now replacing the furniture that I had to move away from the windows.