I’m alive!


For those of you that might have even missed me, I decided to make an effort to let you know that I am still thriving , annoying Mr. Swiss and generally turning in circles. The Corona virus has not yet got me, although Switzerland are still debating what new tactics to used today. They have decided not to close the borders to Italy, so welcome everyone.

In the meanwhile life has not been running as smoothly as it should. On Monday I spent time in the garage dicsussing whether to have a new battery in my car or not. It seems, by various unanimous decisions, that I do not drive enough. After 12 months of my new car I only have 2,200 kilometers and that is not enough. It seems I should set up a record of distance driving visiting Zürich, Bern, Genva and perhaps even Lugano now and again to give my battery a chance to charge. I am still thinking about it. I even bought a new vignette to cover this year on the motorway and the new battery.

And then the next problem was there. I lost my iPhone. It has been missing since I returned home from the garage. After the garage I went to the supermarket and arrived home and am sure my phone was with me. I packed out the shopping together with Mr. Swist down at the computer and discovered there was no trace of my mobile phone. I have not left it in the car and after phoning the supermarket they told me that no-one had found the phone. I know I had it with my when I arrived home, but it has disappeared. As my phone has facial recognition, as well as a code, there is no danger that anyone would look like me and be able to use it.  Actually I am sure it is at home somewhere.

For me this is almost a greek tragedy as I live with it day and night. It tells me the time, has my shopping list, and some other facts and figures important to my existence as a human being. Thank goodness I have my iPad and did an update on my phone only last week. If I dial my Tel No. I only get the recorded socalled “combox”  saying I am not available. This means that I had switched it to flight mode and it is still flying somewhere.

However, I decided to look on the bright side of life and bought a new iPhone today, the newest version, with a super camera, the so-called 11 Pro Max – not cheap but now and again even a golden oldie needs to be cheered up. I have left it at the store and the guy is fixing it all for me. I decided to pay the little extra to save any nervous problems if I did it myself. He can take over the same number that I had and all my various apps.

I have decided to take a rest for the time being from anything connected to computers, iPhones and cars but hope that when I pick up my new phone tomorrow things will be back to normal. I think slowly I am getting too old for this type of excitement.

In the meanwhile I am sure you can now all sleep a restful night again, not having to lay awake and worry about me.

See you around again when life gets back to it normality.