RDP Friday: Surviving

Will I survive the blocks
Yes I can do it if I try
We now write in blocks
They reach to the sky
One on top of the other
We build our own house
Just choose the right block
by wiggling your mouse
There is no virus
in this new way
But you might lose your temper
When the blocks decide to stray
Just follow the codes
I know there are many
It’s the luck of the draw
Just try to be trendy
You can use the old system
Although that is now new
They said it would help
But it brings it askew
Forget all the blocks
They do what they will
Who invented this system
Was it his own free will?
Perhaps he had a dream
That we were all Bill Gates
I think he was wrong
We are not all his mates

RDP Friday: Surviving

Good Morning

It looks like the block system is still working for me, although when I fire it up in the morning I am hoping that I can still do it. Mr. Swiss tells me that there is no computer system that can conquer me, but I am not sure. This after I did have quite an excited tantrum when I realised that this new system was being forced on me. However, if you cannot beat them, then join them, and I am finding my way. Writing and photos goes just as fast as ever. I waste more time in searching for the right symbol for the stuff, but with time that will become routine, I hope.

Oh, and this morning is looking quite good. Another sunny day, with a pleasant breeze outside on the porch this morning. Yesterday I exiled myself for the afternoon: a sort of voluntary lockdown, isolation. I had my usual sleep after lunch, which is usually an hour, but after a semi exhausting morning in cooking spaghetti and putting fresh linen on the beds I was a little tired and hugged my bed for most of the afternoon. I did not have to go to town, did not bother with the graveyard or castle, and my camera stayed at home with me.

The last time I was in town I was more in the business section where the store is. I took a photo of this newer buiding, although it has been there for the past five years. It is various offices and below there is also a supermarket. Perhaps nothing special, the usual concrete building, but I remember how it was before. There was a small garage and even an old house where a colleague of mine lived.

Thank goodness our older buildings are still under protection and are not allowed to be removed, to keep the general characteristics of our town.

Otherwise you will have to make do with my local photos, but even they have their charm. I have a plastic box with my grapes on the table outside. It has become a place for homeless wasps, but I leave it there. They do no harm and are only interested in a constant food supply. They are a little difficult to photograph amongst the grapes, but now and again one of them goes exploring and this one decided to have a closer look at my orchid on the table outside. At last I managed to get a detailed view of its pullover with all the stripes. I discovered even its legs are yellow.

Otherwise I took a few shots of my orchids. I am so proud of them for flowering the second time again. A few months ago they were just bare stalks and the the stalks began to grow and develop a few lumps which became buds for a new generation of flowers.

Now they are all flowering together and I almost have no space on the table for all of them. I think it happened because they were outside getting enough light and it has been a nice warm summer. I had them in a shady place and feed them regularly with fertiliser.

My white orchids still had flowers from March, but were beginning to droop and fall. However, even this orchid decided to join the club and produced fresh buds on three stalks.

Today I must go to the store to get supplies for the week-end. My scooter battery is now full power and I will be speeding along at my 10 kilometres an hour. Hope I do not get a speeding ticket.

And now to depart to further assignments. I have some ironing to do on the duvets and pillow cases from my bed linen wash.

Keep safe everyone, enjoy the day. The week-end is not far away.