Good Morning

It began yesterday evening with thunder, loud thunder and then the rains came down. As it was late evening it did not bother me so much. This morning there is still rain in the air, but according to the weather forecast, it should stop by lunch time. All going well, it would mean that afternoon shopping would be no problem. A couple of weeks ago I got a mail from my supermarket chain saying that they now do daily deliveries. Registered members (I am one) get free delivery. The goods I generally buy are all registered on the web site under my name and password and if I give up the order until 10.00 am I get the goods on the same day. What could be better? I am thinking it over. There will be no delivery charges. If it works it would be super, especially when the Winter days arrive. For standard items that I need I usually submit a monthly order which is delivered the next day, also with no delivery charges. For someone like myself that is not so mobile and depends on an electric scooter to go anywhere, I find it really good.

Yesterday I was in semi isolation, and did not have to go to the store. I decided o a short trip aound the village, just to get out and see something else. The weather was good, nice and sunny, and Winter being around the corner, I decided to make the most of what is still clear landscapes. Our village is on a small height, so when I go for a tour, I have a good view towards South, which would be the Kanton of Bern. At the moment we can only see the hills, but when the weather clears a little we might be able to see the Alps in the distance.

One of the houses in the village as a few rabbits in the garden.

I also noticed there is some renovation work going on in the village. It is a block of apartments and is now being rebuilt. The people that lived there have been distributed in various other apartments. One of the inhabitants is living on my estate and she says she will be returning to the block in two years when the work is finished.

I have at last ordered a new steam iron online. The one I have is showing signs of old age, and the steam no longer steams so well. I must say ordering online is really the future and the companies that do it improve daily. I have my own favourite places to order. It is really a big help when you no longer can go on visits to other towns to the stores. I notice that our entrance to our block of apartments always has various parcels from certain companies for the neighbours, Life is changing and it is almost as if I am seeing history happen before my eyes. Slowly the stores are dying to be reorganised in a central hub where the orders arrive by computer, are processed and sent. The good side is that if you are no longer so mobile as you were, as in my case, it is ideal. On the other side we are isolating ourselves. No more human contact. Even the normal work day is changing since the corona attack, where many are now in their home office.

And now time to finish my home office and move on to the apartment and the shower of course. Time waits for no-one. Have fun, or enjoy what you are doing. Often we have no great alternative, so let us make the most of it. See you around some time later, at least we have our computers.

Here is a view of the main road from our village to the next town of Solothurn. The cathedral can always been seen. How often have I driven on this road to get to work in my pre golden oldie days.