Good Morning

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I almost gave up with a sky photo this morning as I already heard constant rain from my bed hugging phase around 6.30 am. “Oh no not another rainy day” I thought, although I do not really have to go anywhere. And now it is almost 09.00 a.m. The sun has appeared and the rain has stopped. It looks like it will be a good one after all, although everything is damp outside.

My first job this morning was to order a new card for my post account as I managed to lose mine yesterday. I even know when and how. I had to pop in at the drug store on the way home from town and got mixed up with the machine in the store. Anyhow when I wanted to make an online payment yesterday evening I noticed that my little yellow card was no longer where it should be. This morning first thing when the post were open for calls, I managed to order a new card and the old one is now blocked. The problem is that I will not get the new card until next week around Tuesday, but in the meanwhile I can use my bank card. It is just a little inconvenient. We all have our methods.

I  was at the store in town yesterday for a few items. I am now getting used to my new routine and the assistants in the store are now getting to know me. I like to buy at the butchers counter fresh meat and not so keen on packed meat, although that is just as good. Yesterday I wanted minced beef and the lady who served at the meat counter was helping me, but said she had just freshly minced the “natura” beef which is a little more expensive but the animals die healthier (I suppose that is what it is all about). The advantage is also I can say exactly how much I want and not have to accept the prepacked amounts. Anyhow I jumped at the chance as the meat, especially minced beef, does have a more meatier taste – like it used to be in my younger days. Modern meat production might produce more, but does not have that same good meaty taste, to my opinion. I must say people are so helpful when I am shopping as although I am on the tall side, my arms are often not long enough to reach for the top shelf. I can stand if necessary, but from a wheelchair it can get a little complicated sometimes.

When I eventually arrive at the cash desk with my two bags full the assistant helps me to pack it all and I only have to step over to the customer service, give up my collectors receipt and go home. The rest arrives by courier, usually already at home when I arrive.

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I always have time after shopping to cruise through town for a few photos. Yesterday it was raining when I left home but not heavily, and it had stopped on my way home. The streets were still damp. I stopped for a photo of our market place, the restaurants  being empty due to the weather. In the background you can see our ancient clock tower. The clocks are so complicated, and after 51 years living here I still do not understand them, but at least they chime on the hour.

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On the way to the store I usually take the circular road around the town where you can see the back of the old houses with their balconies outside. It is more comfortable to ride on the sidewalks as in town it is mostly cobbled streets which can get a little bumpy.

And now I will move on. There is nothing special happening today, at least I hope not. Just a meal to cook and perhaps a wheelie this afternoon. I have discovered that being outside for an hour in the fresh air daily is really rewarding.

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This is the view on the path leading into our village centre from our apartment front garden. I especially treasure the built in slope which makes it easier by wheelchair.

Have a good day, may you have good weather and may the sun shine.

8 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning, We also are having weather that is unsettled today and tomorrow. The weekend is supposed to be nice though. A friend ordered baby hostas in the mail and did not find room for all of them in her garden so tomorrow I will go get 4 and bring them to our garden and plant them. They are the larger leaves that are sort of blue which I especially like. For some reason every time I paused there at the garden center a little voice told me don’t buy them … they will come on their own some day … and now that day is here …. but they did have really nice coleus yesterday, vivid red ones. I already have the cranberry colored ones so these will be a nice addition with the splotchy green ones I have. So I got one of those. Take care and have a great day. SLP.

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    • I like hostas because they look after themselves, unless the slugs and snails find them. My large leaved variety grows bigger every year.. I have been meaning to plant coleus seeds for some time. They are easy to grow and nice and colourful

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  2. Good Morning!
    Coincidentally, a ramp happens to be a concern in a portion of landscape that I will be working in within about an hour. We are clearing a bunch of vegetation to renovate a landscape (actually for the firs time), but we need to plan around the area in which a new ramp will be going to bypass a few steps. Such planning is not as easy as it would seem. Some want to bypass a section of ramp that is already there. I think they should just bypass the few steps, and take advantage of the ramp that is already there. Either way, I do not want to waste effort on landscaping an area that will get renovated into a ramp maybe within the year.

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  3. Good morning, The sky is clear this morning and we are expecting a temperature in the 80s F./around 27 C. this afternoon. My husband and Kathy are gone for a hearing test for him, my turn is tomorrow. Kathy has a small garden on our patio and they re doing nicely as my indoor garden. The boojum tree still has leaves. With my walker I do like the ramps are cutting on the entrance way. Last year we signed a petition for tha hands free door at the entrance. It was a surprise this year when the door was changed and it is no longer a struggle to enter the building. Have pleant wheelie today.

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    • We had a bit of everything today with the weather. Even a clap of thunder in between, but otherwise sunny and warm enough to go for a wheelie. The door is usually propped open to our building in Summer which makes it easier for me to come and go with the wheelchair

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