RDP Monday: Delightful

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It’s a delightful day today, a real Spring event with sunshine and warmth. A pleasure to be alive.

It nearly got ruined for me, but I made a good decision. Our government were again having conferences about our Corona virus problems. I was really getting worried. Of course I always have some food reserves at home, but what if we have a Swiss shut down. I had visions of empty cupboards and no food. I decided to go shopping straight after lunch dreading that there would be queues outside the store and nothing left.

How wrong can you be? When I arrived there were parking spaces more than enough and I even snapped my favourite one, next to the entrance. Would there still be food left?  It seems this morning was a complete invasion.

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This was the fridge containing a meat selection. They had to lower the blinds as it was now empty.

It seems there was panic buying the whole morning. I spoke to one of the young guys that fills up the shelves. He said it was like a Saturday morning when everyone buys for the week-end. One customer bought half of the supplies of coffee cream, about 30 bottles.

It was now afternoon and I must say it was really pleasant to shop. I even managed to buy two large cans of vegetable. I don’t usually cook tinned food, but if Mr. Swiss or I are forced to isolate, then who cares whether it is tinned or not. No big crowds. Perhaps a little less goods than usual, but the assistants were busy filling up the shelves and when I left I drove past the goods entrance where there were two large trucks delivering new goods.

Our government decided that there will be no lock down at the moment and told everyone that there is enough food and people should stop panic buying, it is not necessary. And I now feel a lot better. However I have learned a lesson to always have food reserves and perhaps to buy a little extra now and again. There is now a new law in our country. All restaurants will now be closed from this evening to prevent gatherings of people.

RDP Monday: Delightful

Good Morning

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Bright and sunny this morning, so what could possibly go wrong. I am glad for every day that I experience the sunrise. There used to be a time when I might make plans to go places and see things and enjoy the weather, microscopic hairy pea shapes have changed it all. We are not exactly in lock down, like some border Kantons, but are prepared for anything. I intend to go shopping this afternoon, I have to, otherwise famine will set in, but I just hope to find something. Mr. Swiss tells me to order online. A very good idea and so I had a look yesterday what to order. Forget it. Even the panic horders have ruined that. There is a waiting time to get into the web site, about 10 minutes and when you eventually arrive the wait continues. They used to deliver the next day, but now you have to wait until Friday.

I made an extra step yesterday and ordered a freezer cabinet online. I only have a refrigerator size deep freeze which is really only for the bare necessities. and decided to get something bigger. I have room in my laundry room. I got a good deal and it should be delivered some time this week. I am also waiting for a refill of my MS medicine. Even that was delayed last week. I have to inject every second day and ordered it last week on Monday, knowing I would have enough until Friday. Even that was delayed and they had delivery problems. It is now programmed for today, which is actually a day late for my routine. However, the lady that organises it contacted my neurologist and he said that if I miss out a day or even two it makes no big difference. She confirmed that it had been sent last Friday by quick post, three parcels, and it should arrive today. At least when it arrives I will have enough for the next three months. This has never happened before, and generally I get the refill at once. Life is no longer as it was.

Mr. Swiss just stopped hugging the bed and his first question was whether I knew anything new. I reassured him no. I really do not want anything new to happen, but you never know. Our government has now stopped its sessions in the parliament as there are too many people present there.

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I have something new in the garden. It is a so-called insect house. Currently they have a special event at the local supermarket. You get packets of free seeds: nothing special, but wild flowers and I have been sprinkling them around the garden. There are also articles to collect when you card is full of stickers, and this is one of them. The idea is that the insects build their homes in the box.

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Remember Mickey? He was living in my garden cupboard through December. He eventually disappeared and me, silly person, even fed him a few seeds now and again. Anyhow it seems due to the mild winter that there is a massive increase in the population of mice  and the first babies have already arrived, a little early, especially in our Kanton it seems. I have not seen any yet and do not want to. I have a cat but she prefers her food in a bowl.

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I had a look around in the garden this morning and noticed that my peonies are now beginning to show.

And now to move on with a bit of this and that  I am hoping to get some shopping done today. Although all the restaurants are now closed, the food shops are still open.  I am hoping that there will not be a storm of people there when I arrive, but I am planning on the afternoon.

Look after yourselves, stay safe and wash your hands. One little bright light, my hyacinths have produced some flowers.

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