Good Morning

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Now and again it rains a little, but nothing drastic. It is a little cooler, but the weather report says a little cloudy with sun and eventually 25° C which is not so bad. I am hoping for a less stressful day being Sunday, with just a little cooking and perhaps a wheelie into the open air this afternoon if the rain stays away.

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I went for a wheelie yesterday around the outskirts of town in the area that I call the religious area. It is full of churches and other similar places. There is also some land in between and this year it seems that Maize is the chosen crop.

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As I wheeled past one of the chapels, I saw they had the door open with a view into their yard where there is an entrance to a shop they have. I did not enter and assume they are selling various religious relics and perhaps some medicinal items they they produce theirselves.

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It was Saturday afternoon in town and I wheeled through on the way home, but not a lot of action. The cathedral seemed to be a place of attention and I saw a few visitors arriving there.

A sort of funny thing happened to me over the weekend, not really funny, but perhaps a little coincidence. The British TV have been showing a small film series about life in Monaco: that little country (more a larger town) which is a playground for the rich and famous. Apart from a royal family, they even have a few citizens and not all are immigrants. Naturally the citizens are a privileged people and also not poor. This week I was wheeling out of town where there are a few parking places and a large limousine, very expensive car, had decided to fit into an empty place. I first saw how the driver let out his wife and teenage children who were really dressed perfectly. He then drove past me and I am always careful in a wheelchair, so I stopped to let him go. He saw me, and said in a loud clear impolite voice in French “Attention” which was not really necessary as I had no intention of wheeling further. He parked the car and I wheeled past the front of the car on my way. What did I see? I saw a Monaco number plate, something you rarely would see outside of Monaco. Of course a very low number, as there are not so many people with cars from  Monaco. Was he one of the rich and famous? No idea, but I was still carrying impressions of the TV series I had  been watching.

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I noticed our farmer had let his horses out onto the pasture as I wheeled past.  They were all grouped together making the most of the meadow.

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And of course I made another stop as I wheeled past the sunflower field. It is growing daily with more additions. Van Gogh would have been pleased to be in our village. He would have had enough material for a painting or two.

Our corona statistics are not so good in Switzerland at the moment, and we seem to be slowly getting the second wave, although not so bad as the first. However, we are now having more daily cases (yesterday over 60) and it does seem that people are becoming careless. Personally I feel that we should have waited a little with relaxing the lockdown, but it now seems to be fashion and I have a feeling that it is gradually becoming a competition between various countries on who does it the quickest. Our Kanton still has no new cases thank goodness, but I am careful. Wearing a mask is not so necessary, but absolutely something you must do when travelling  by public transport.

And now I am off to my daily rhythm. Take care everyone, coronus is still here, even if you cannot see it.

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25 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning .. your story sounds like you crossed paths with a very uncultured disrespectiful person from Monaco … we visited Monaco a few years ago on a bus tour … we also crossed paths with a few hoitty toitty people .. but others were very nice .. particularly the shop keepers …. . I took a picture of my wife standing in front of the castle where supposedly Princess Grace lies in respose in the chapel in a glass coffin .. it sat framed on my desk at work for years … people asked what is the meaning? .. I would say I wanted a photo with all my princesses in one picture … duh … SLP …

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    • That was interesting. I can imagine shop keepers are nice and polite, they have to earn their money with work. The others just have money.. that must have been interesting days in Monaco

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      • When you into the casino .. .they have a side room with slot machines in it for just the tourists who want to play the slots. We wanted to go into the full casino and wak around and absorb the ambiance …. it was early in the morning on Bastille Day .. sort of weird … and there was this Russian guy, short squat, sort of like Gorbachev … he was sitting there at the black jack table or something .. khakis and a khaki jacket .. not very well dressed, but he had grocery bags of money .. Russian money …. he would reach in and take a wad out and put it down. It was very dirty, crumpled money … that image is still vivid in my mind ….SLP

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  2. Florida’s Covid numbers are going through the roof. In my and some surrounding towns, we have to wear masks now. Bars can no longer serve alcohol on premises. Our governor is a Trump man so he will not close things down again, but we are not looking good right now.

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    • Try to keep safe. Our restaurants have now been open for a couple of weeks, but that is not such a problem. A lot of cases are in Zürich where there are more night clubs and people just cannot change their habits.

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  3. Good afternoon, our weather continues on it cycle and we now have cool temperatures. I can’t believe how fast June went bye. our coronavirus numbers have increase in the Boise’s areas but compare other regions they are minor. Have a good wheelie today with no rain.

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  4. Bonnie goes to the vet tomorrow. Right now, she’s full of homemade ginger bread and I can’t tell you how much I don’t want to do this. But I don’t want to wait until she is sick and helpless … and that isn’t far down the line. But tomorrow is going to be brutal.

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    • I know what you are going through at the moment.. tabby is in a bad condition, very weak, and her time has come. I will call the vet today. They have both had good lives, but it is now time to say the last goodbye. I know it hurts

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