Good Morning

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Perhaps a little dramatic, but a good begin to the day when you can see some blue sky peeping through. The sun is now shining and it is not as cold as the past mornings have been. Are we at last going to get our heat wave for this week. It will then probably be too hot to enjoy, but we are never really satisfied with the weather, although I am not so weather prone. I just like to be outside in the fresh air.

Yesterday I was again on a wheelie to the store. I am really getting used to this new way of carless life, and quite enjoying it. I begin my trip along the side of the main road and then I arrive in our old town. I then have the choice of going through town, over the partially cobbled streets or taking the circular way around the town which is my usual choice. I like to go through town when the shopping is done and my bought goods are already passed onto to the collector’s group that bring it home for me.  They are such nice guys and when they arrive at home they bring the goods to the door and always offer to carry them in, although that is not really necessary.

I also took the opportunity of organising our medicine supplies to now be delivered to a more local chemist shop. They are connected to the store I was using in the village where I used to shop and are organising that our prescriptions will be transferred to their store.. It will be easier now to organise and the system remains the same. I call in the morning, ask if they have the required medicine, and if not it is organised until the afternoon of the same day when I can pick it up,

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I noticed I was under observation this morning when I took a first look at the outside world. I am sure the neighbour’s feline spends more time at my place than his. At least the neighbour knows where he is if he goes missing. I seem to have become the local cat lady.

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I always wheel past the museum when I take the circular outside path to the store, and they often have some interesting sculptures in their outside surroundings. They are usually by Swiss artists, although I am not always sure what they are supposed to represent. However, it breaks up the monotony of the journey.

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I also wheel past the towns ancient fortifications on my journey. Probably it used to be filled with water many years ago for protection against marauding troops, although I am not sure what troops. In the olden days we had to protect ourselves against the others and not the attacking virus. We are still getting isolated cases of corona in Switzerland and it will be a long time until it completely disappears. However a daily number of 20 new infections is not so bad on a population of eight million I suppose. I have a packet of masks, but I have not yet used one, although you see them now and again. If I would have to take the local train to town then I would definitely wear one. Up to now the weather has behaved and so I can still ride wheelchair when I go. If it was a heavy rainstorm then I would have t take the local train and afterwards used my walker.

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I saw a dog yesterday in town. He was tied outside a store and waiting patiently for his person. I found he had interesting colours. I love seeing the sights in our town.

Today I do not intend to shop anywhere. I now have my routine and there is no need to buy food today. We have enough at home to last until Monday afternoon.

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As I was leaving town I wheeled past one of our 11 fountains before reaching the gate through the town walls. It is the so-called Mauritius fountain, but I have no idea who Mauritius was. The building you can see in the background on the left is our old Arsenal, which now serves as a museum for old weaponry originating in a few Swiss wars, as well as the first world war. I once visited the museum a few years ago and should visit again.

14 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning … nice picture of the statue … we have groups of people now in our country who have formed committees and are just going around pulling down statues. They pulled one down last night at about 11 pm. We were watching a crime show on TV and 10 minutes before the end … the local news department interrupted the show with a special presentation to show us the crowd downtown pulling down the statue. So very interesting what life has become now in our country. As long as it makes people happy I guess … it is up to the next generation now … I am too old to care. Have a great day. Keep sharing those great pictures. SLP …

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    • They havn’t started the statue craze – yet – in our country and I do not think they will. It is just too stupid to think about. As you day, I am also too old to care. I have more chance for photos now as I am more on the way in the open air and not enclosed in the car. Although today I accompanied Mr. Swiss in town with his new scooter. He is still getting used to it, and today was the first time in town, but he is doing it quite well. I did not have such a chance t take photos.

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  2. Good afternoon, it was cloudy this morning, no rain is expected. Yesterday my trip to a garden nursey was great. It is been a long time since I have seen the number of flowers in bloom. I went wild buying plants. The bi-color petunias outstanding, I brought pink and red one, a couple of orchids, and 2 begonias. My windows are full of plants and even the patio. The virus has a spike and the political situation keeps getting more ugly. Have a neat day doing what you like.

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    • Everything is flowering now here. I dare not even look at the flower stores, otherwise I will also be buying everything. Our virus spike was a long while ago and we now have few cases, but we are still having them. I just cannot understand that Trump can keep his job.

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      • ITs our constution. There are three brances of government and they each should balance each other. The house tried to impeachment and Senate to run by the his friends and fond not guilty. He no longer has the support of the people if the polls are correct. Remember when our constitution was written the people had just run a war against George 111 and wrote it to avoid what George was doing in England at that time.

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  3. We have been having gorgeous weather — but no rain at all. The last time I was the river, it was almost overflowing. Now, it’s about half a meter lower than it should be with no rain in site. Still beautiful — and very dry — weather.

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  4. I have not been to a museum in many years. My great uncle’s foundry near Long Beach made many of the reproductions of sculpture by Rodin that are in museums here now. I should have appreciated it more when I was younger.

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