The mornings are improving slowly and we are now even getting clouds to a background of sky. It is also warmer although not exactly warm enough for the t-shirts outside, but I am always wearing a t-shirt. Naturally when going places I need the winter jacket, but at home for a quick photo my short sleeves are OK. It is Saturday, soI decided to hug the bed a little longer.
However I have now arrived at the breakfast table after opening all the curtains, preparing fresh water for my cat and feeding the waiting crows and sparrows with their breakfast.
There seemed to be a heated discussion this morning about which crow was up for first grabs at the bread and he walked off. It is an interesting photo programme on my iPhone. As I take a photo it does a little film and I can pick out which movement I what from the subject of the photo. My photo of the crows was actually three still birds, but as I looked at the pictures, I had a small film and could choose which photo I wanted, so I chose the one of the crow that decided to walk away spreading his wings in indignation.
In the meanwhile I had a little drama yesterday lunchtime.
As usual I prepared for my lunchtime golden oldie relaxation snooze, having a check on my iPad whilst hugging the bed and could check nothing. I had no connection to Internet. I could not call Mr. Swiss for help as he was already in dreamland so all I could do was hope, which I eventually gave up with a vision of an Internetless life for the day. I then realised what a tragedy this would be.
Eventually Mr. Swiss came back to life an hour later and so did it so we examined the problem and realised it was not only Internet but the TV and the radio reception. The automatic clock on various electric appliances were also not working and No. 1 son said there was a blackout although the lights were working again. We called our Internet provider, after waiting in the line on the telephone until someone answered, and he told us that in our area he had many complaints and would be sending a specialist to have a look at the electric switch boxes, or whatever in english. It could take an hour. In the meanwhile I decided to iron the duvet covers from the wash to occupy myself. I can tell you that I did not get much midday sleep yesterday. As I finished the ironing there was suddenly life again on my iPad and Mr. Swiss was happy to notice that the TV and radio were working. The men had done their job in the background to connect our village to real life.
This, of course, disrupted my afternoon, although I would not have gone for a wheelie as we ate lunch later than usual, due to week-end shopping. We had another drama in the late afternoon when Mr. Swiss realised he had only three cigarettes, but No. 1 son took a walk to the station in the evening and got a new supply. I know smoking is not good, but when you are 80 years old, there is really no point in deciding to stop. My grandfather rolled his own and was still rolling them when he was 89 years old.
I am hoping for a more settled day today. There is no shopping to be done and I might chance a wheelie in my chair this afternoon on the condition that it stops raining. It is only a light rain and there is a little light behind the clouds, so who knows.
And now to make up for lost time on my computer and get something done.
Enjoy the week-end and make the most of it. Monday will soon be back again.