Good Morning

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It is a bit cloudy and very cold, but it can only get better and I am sure there will be some sun eventually. Otherwise it is very quiet here. We usually hear the traffic on the main road from our local town of Solothurn as it passes through, but that is now at a minimum. People are working a home when possible and movement has been reduced. Today I am on my third day of isolation, although I am feeling fine more or less and so is Mr. Swiss. His life is almost in permanent isolation. My No. 1 son is also at home today so we are all isolating.

I was checking on the Internet to see how the various Coronus cases are developing in Switzerland. Of course they are increasing, but I found a map showing the various Kanton/State statistics. Our Kanton of Solothurn have 8 registered cases, where my No. 2 son lives they have 1, and in both Kantons no new reported cases. Sounds good, but I am not sure how accurate and up to date the statistics are. I also noticed that in all areas in Switzerland men are more subject to the infection than women.

This afternoon my freezer chest will be delivered so I will have more capacity for storing food. Don’t get me wrong, I am not going out on a plundering spree in the stores, but it is a comfort to know that we have food at home, should we really be in lock down. Up to now our government has said this will not be the case country wide but you never know what new ideas they might have. I really am having to adapt my shopping ideas. I always bought fresh and rarely frozen. Anyhow thank goodness for pasta, which is always a good reserve to have.

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We still have our bird visitors outside and this little guy stopped for a few bites in the coconut shell.

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I also saw this chaffinch pecking around. He did not venture to the peanuts as they are reserved for the big birds with the big beaks.

So what am I going to do today, at home. I was thinking about defrosting my deep freezer fridge in he kitchen as I will now have more space with the new chest. Otherwise I will be pottering around at home although I do not really have a lot to clean. Being a golden oldie and not having a great social life, I am fairly well up to date with my chores.

And so to move on. Make the most of it, no point in telling everyone to have a good day, we all have something in common at the moment, from Asia to the States via Europe. Our local mountains were looking good this morning when I too this photo from my front garden, nature is doing its best to help us with the situation.

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18 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. My sister and I were talking on the phone today about our parents and grandparents who lived through WWII. Of course, it is not exactly like this situation but they lost loved ones, endured separations, had to make do without many things that we take for granted and put up with travel restrictions and the blackout. They survived and so will we.

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    • I grew up in the East End of London and our playgrounds as kids were the remains of the bombed houses. It was a different world then and I often think back on what my parents said about that time. I am living in a good place, country, and I am gradually getting used to the new way of life. The cause is not pleasant, but the result is less stress.

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      • I agree. Once I get food delivery sorted out I am quite happy to stay in my peaceful seaside village. I see very few people, have my pets for company and plenty to occupy me. It could be worse.

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  2. Good morning, the day started with clouds, it will be another warm afternoon. Idaho virus news, if you travel to one county in March you are being asked to shelter in place. The resort Sun Valley is located there. I was just beginning my teen years during World War 2. I remember the shortage of food as the military had the first choice. We survive and mostly work together, there was a black market. It changed many things and when this is over things will change. Take care and enjoy your day.

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  3. It is saddening that some people are sick, and that some do not survive. . . . and that it will get worse before it gets better. I seriously hope that it does not get as bad as it can. It seems to me though, that many of us are being good sports through the whole thing. I do not think I could be as civil as those confined to their homes in Italian cities are.

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    • We have been instructed to stay at home and only go out for shopping or medical reasons. My eldest son is still going to work and I do the family shopping, although I have underlying health problems having MS and being diabetic. However it works well as I have my car and you come into contact with few people. Italy is a neighbouring country and the Italian speaking part of Switzerland on its border is quite hard hit.

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