Good Morning

Clouds 26.03.2019 (3)

I love this hill. I usually wheel past it on the last stretch in my chair along the river before turning up the hill to my home. It is always nice and green and gives a good contrast to the sky especially if there are clouds.

This morning was a busy morning up to now. I forgot to upload a couple of photos yesterday from the camera and decided to deal with it first of all, meaning firing up my windows computer. Having completed that task, I noticed that my cat had some recycling traces in her box which I had to empty. I had a few things to sort out in the kitchen, the general opening of the blinds and letting the fresh air into the apartment. Also refreshing my cat’s water bowl outside and phoning up the garage.

Since having my own car I have to organise things like fitting the summer tyres and removing the winter tyres. The guy at the garage dealing with it who I have known since at least 30 years, gave me an appointment for April. I don’t know how it is done in other countries, but in Switzerland we generally have two sets of tyres for the car due to the winter and summer driving conditions on the road. If you buy a car they usually have the summer tyres. The winter tyres, which are more expensive because heavy duty, you buy extra. The tyres are stored at the garage until I need them. I do not want to have them at home, meaning I would have to bring them every time I have a change. With the amount of kilometres I drive throughout the year, my tyres will probably last for at least 10 years – I hope.

Mr. Swiss has a couple of appointments in April and I can only give the car on a Tuesday or Thursday as I otherwise need it for shopping. The garage guy said they do it in half an hour, so I can wait at the garage. Otherwise it would mean organising a taxi for backwards and forwards as I am no longer so mobile without a car.

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Since the gardener tidied up my garden I can now actually see what is growing. I was pleased to see that my peonies are already poking through, as well as the remains of my tulips which have been many years in the garden and never fail to arrive annually.

Christrose 28.03.2019

He also removed the weeds that were engulfing my christ rose and now I can actually see how well it has grown.

Yesterday was quite an afternoon shopping with Mr. Swiss. It was again a carefully planned operation but we had completed it in an hour. Mr. Swiss also took a trolley to lean on and when we met before paying at the cash desk I transferred his choices into my trolley. He does not get out so much now and makes the most of it when he can. His major target was getting the ink cartridges for our computer, but he also tanked up on various biscuits and other delicacies. It is a relatively new experience for me to be his chauffeuse, but it works well.

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This afternoon I plan on another excursion into the wild in my wheelchair. There is so much happening at the moment in nature and I do not want to miss anything. Even the ducks are now swimming in pairs on the river, it seems to be family time.

Thursday is usually a quiet morning if we do not have to change the bed linen, which is the case today, so I have more time to deal with this and that, although I am up to date with most of the household chores.

Make the most of the day (and sleep well for those that now have night). I leave you with the forsythia bush that is now flowering its heart out in our area.

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12 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Yes, a beautiful description of how glorious our life can be even though we all battle with some obstacles or others.
    We get our summer tires (on wheels) fitted next Monday, HH needing the car ALL THE TIME and coming Monday was the only day he stayes in F for part of the day….

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  2. Good Morning! (I happened to get here in time with a few extra minutes, but will be on my way now.) You have more greenery than typical, but I suppose it is that time of year. Forsythias are excellent, but since posting pictures of the first few that I ever worked with, I find that they are common in other regions, like oleander is here. Oh well; they are exquisite to me. I intend to make copies of them to plant on the outskirts of the landscaped areas, in the transition zone into the forests. They look so woodsy. Peonies must do well in that climate. I wrote about them a long time ago, but only because I got a good picture of them while in Oregon. Anyway, I did not mean to ramble on so; Good Morning!

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    • Ramble away, I am learning constantly. Forsythia is one of the first to flower here after Winter. We have to keep our oleander in a glasshouse in Winter to stop it freezing. Peonies do well here.

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  3. It is so spring-like there! I think we will see the beginning here soon because it’s warming up.

    We used to do the two-tire thing, but now we get “all weather” tires that are designed for 4-wheel drive cars. You just drive them all year and about every three years, you replace them. Winter is so long here and you never know when the snow will begin. Sometimes, it starts early in November and stays on the ground until Easter, so the switching gets complicated.

    Very nice to see the gleam on your river and the forsythia. Ours should bloom in a couple of weeks. Everything blooms late here because it’s dark from all the tall trees, but we get there. Eventually.


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    • We are now into Spring and today should be warm and no more cold breeze.
      We can also get all weather tyres, also for the 4 wheel drive, but mainly you just your tyres. I am glad they do it straight away so I just have to wait half an hour. Our first snow is usually some time in November and it makes a pause until end December, or can continue. We have had snow into April. There will be a cold spell at the end of next week apparently and might be a few snow flocks, but nothing big time.
      Everything is spring up now and it is a delight to see it all. I seem to be getting sentimental in my old age.
      Have a good one, you and Gary


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