Good Morning

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This was an hour ago and now it is raining. Looks like the clouds won against the blue sky because now everything is 50 shades of grey with some lumps and bumps. I do not mind so much, it is still warm enough to sit outside on the porch which is covered and protected.

I am mobile again with my wheelchair and at last could escape into town for my shopping. I had a few items to catch up on after my shopping drought for three days and was actually glad to get out again and enjoy a change in scenery. My wheelchair performed well with the new battery and I was full power with the journey. Just a few seconds at the end one of my two green lights almost disappeared which is really no problem after 3-4 kilometres to and fro and circling in the store, but I am now on full power again. The wheelchair man found it is not necessary to load fully again, but I am on my way today and want to be sure. I was going to the local store, and would have had enough power to get there and back most probably, but have decided in the meanwhile to go into town again for the rest shopping. Mr. Swiss also has something to pick up at the chemists.

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It was a pleasant afternoon yesterday and our buildings were showing their best side. Here I managed to capture the cathedral front and the Jesuit church on the right. I do not think that we have many Jesuits now, a church from the olden days, but I have often visited concerts there, mainly when No. 2 son was a member of the boys choir before his voice decided to break. He then progressed from church songs to the drinking songs of the student group and I hear that he still sings his children into sleep. I am sure they are the only toddlers that know all the the drinking songs of the students.

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When I go to the store I leave the town centre and its bumpy cobble stones and arrive at the next square with smoother runnings. There used to be quite a picturesque fountain in the middle, but it has now been replaced by this modern form of water games: spouts of water in the middle of the square It is also the place where busses are allowed as in town there is reduced traffic. I am allowed to circulate of course with my wheelchair and will also be able to enter with my scooter and even park there. This square is the place where you see most masked people usually, as it is law to wear one when boarding a bus, although yesterday there were not so many bus customers.

I was glad to be back in town in the store as I needed to replenish a few food items and had nothing for the coming week-end. I had not even made a plan of what to eat, but am now half way there. Mr. Swiss was also on his way in town to the dentist for a final treatment and can now smile again. He used the opportunity to get himself a new iPhone, the latest edition of iPhone 11. I have iPhone 11 for some time and just love its camera. Mr. Swiss is now a happy bunny and is still organising the various features. The camera has only one small improvement as opposed to my older model, and that is the frame which now includes more. He said I can used his camera, but I told him it would be of no great use for me as my camera is linked to two photo apps, Flickr and Google, and the photos are uploaded direct for use. Anyhow he is happy with his new toy and that is the main thing.

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On may way home I noticed that the local castle was really looking good from the road. They now have two mobile chicken coops, more like self contained flats with all mod cons. They can lay their eggs in peace and quiet and cluck to their little feathery hearts content. Unfortunately the coops are movable and now in not a very good place for my chair, very bumpy and stony on a side path. However when I have my scooter I can park nearer and walk the next few steps with my walker which will be attached to the scooter for some photos.

I am now on my way with a few chores to deal with and hope to have time to iron the freshly laundered bed linen. I fought with the beds yesterday to re cover them. and again won the battle.

Have a good day, enjoy it and don’t forget to wash your hands, wear your mask if necessary and generally keep away from the others at a good distance. Corona is just waiting for a change to pounce.

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11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Good morning …. the picture of the castle is awesome. The air is so fresh and clear. It is raining and socked in here … looks like it is going to be this way all day … at least it won’t be hot. But I had big plans for getting outside and exercising today with walks … all that is a washout now .. Alas .. have a great day … where ever it take you … SLP ….

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    • I can hear thunder tumbling in the distance. Not very good for me when I should go to the store, but no rain – yet. Hope it stays away otherwise I will get wet

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  2. Good afternoon, a storm passed through the area last night rain with it. I like the picture of the castle and 2 chicken coops. Yesterday, I had my wax in my ears for my appointment next week for ordering them. The cherry tomatoes are ripening so we have been eating. Enjoy your new freedom with your mobile machines. Wear a mask and stay safe.

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    • We had some heavy rain this afternoon and it has now cleared. I got quite wet going into town. I just getting out and about. I have masks, but not yet worn them. I have absolutely nothing again wering a mask, but it not so necessary here, mainly in closed spaces.

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  3. We have now reached the waiting stage of our progress towards a refinance. This is the hardest part of the process, too. We had rain yesterday and there’s a tropical storm on the way, so there will be more. A lot of heat, a lot of humidity. And funky air quality. And more waiting.

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    • Generally the weather is OK, but it can change from one minute to the next. Yesterday afternoon the rains came, I could already hear the thunder in the distance and it was the time when I go shopping. I discovered that travels in a wheelchair when it is raining is not so bad as long as you have a good raincoat. We have a steady breeze, so the humidity is kept to a minimum.

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