Good Morning

Early this morning it was dull and dismal, but as today is cleaning lady day I am a little later with a good morning greeting to all. In the meanwhile the cloud cover is clearing and blue sky is peeping though accompanied by sunshine so would could be better. My dinner is cooking and the cleaning lady has completed her work for the week.

Yesterday I had a pleasant surprise when I arrived in town. It was monthly market day and the stalls were there. There were more people. Now and again you see the masked faces, although it is not obligatory (yet). I only wear mine when in the store, It is certainly a different world we are now living in.

There were the usual trinklets and bric-a-brac to see but it was not as crowded as usual. Since the virus attack it seems that people are no longer crowding in the streets so I could move quite well in my scooter.

I also had to go to the store for some supplies, although they did not have everything I wanted, so will be going again today but only along the road where our new second store is. I am glad to weather is obliging at the moment. It is colder, but sunny and above all no rain. Otherwise a quiet life at the moment. Late afternoon I am expecting my online delivery from the store chain so I will be organising it all when it arrives with help from No. 1 Son.

I ordered myself a small machine for chopping vegetable and herbs which arrived yesterday. It also mills nuts. It arrived yesterday, the problem being that it does not work. After a telephone conversation with the supplier, my cookery company, she apologised and said I could take it to a large chain store, where they get them and they will exchange it for a new one without a problem. The problem is that this store is too far away for me to reach, in another village, with my scooter. However, she is sending me a new one with the labels for me to return mine by post. Mr. Swiss was listening to my telephone conversation from his chair in the living room (in my best Swiss German) and found I handled the situation quite well. I sometimes need a little support and praise as these things are not always so easy to handle, especially in a foreign language.

And that is the exciting news from somewhere in Switzerland for today. Time now to lay the table for lunch. Have a good one, look after yourselves and stay cool like I do: at least I try to.

11 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. Complaining about something broken is no easy feat in ANY language. I had the same problem when I had to make this kind of call in French. Being trilingual doesn’t mean it’s easy. So, well done you 🙂

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    • Mr. Swiss often complains on the phone, so I suppose I learnt it all from him. I just have to make sure I don’t use the profanities, and Gottfried Stutz is one of the harmless ones. He does it often bilingual using some French.

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  2. Good afternoon, The market details are excellent. It is cooler today and we have our first frost warning for Thursday. It is overcast and with possible rain showers. Nutter has been exploring all the strange machines she sees in my room. Have a pleasant the rest of the day.

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  3. It looks like you have a beautiful autumn happening now. It’s exactly the right time, too.

    It RAINED today. Really rained. All day from relatively early in the morning until about an hour ago. obviously not enough to make up for all the rain we missed, but hopefully a good start. Maybe our trees won’t die after all!

    COVID’s back big time in a lot of states in the U.S, Not so much here, but out west. England is having a hard time too as our other parts of Europe. But so far, not bad here. The problem is they have run out of flu vaccine (the stronger stuff) they need for “older people” — like us — so we haven’t gotten flu shots. This is very late for us and shots. We’re usually long done by now, but they haven’t had the vaccine.

    You have lots of festivities in your town. I think there will be a little trick-or-treating locally, but not here. our street has no streetlights or sidewalks, so no one wants their kids out around here after dark. Too dark and to many car driving too fast. When Kaity was little we, took her into town, too. It’s beginning to get chilly again and I think this time, it won’t leave again until spring. No idea what kind of winter we’re going to have. Everyone seems to think it’ll be a serious one, but who knows? I’m still trying to wrap my head around our election which is less than a month away. I feel like I’m living in a very weird world.

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    • I am a bit allergic to rain since not having a car, but that was last week. This week we have had sunny days, although colder and the leaves are now tumbling down.
      We also have a surge of Covid in Europe, even in Switzerland. Every Kanton is now affected with more cases although I know of no-one that has caught it in our village, but we all have to be careful. We are also down on flu vaccine supplies due to covid. I never bothered with a flu jab, but decided last year to start getting one annually as I really do not need flu and now I cannot have one because there is not enough vaccine to go round.
      There is usually always something going on in our area, but now getting less. They have already cancelled our carnival season for next February: too dangerous, too many people gathering together and losing control. It would be a feast for the covid germs. It also looks like that family celebrations will be in danger at Christmas as there is a restriction on how many people should be together. I am glad for every day when I can carry on with my routine. I am the only one in the family doing any visits to the stores mainly for food, but in a way I am glad to go somewhere, even if my mobility is no longer how it was. I just have to have something to keep me occupied..
      Although whoever will be American president does not affect us directly, we are all hoping for a change. I think the one you have at the moment is a dangerous guy and he is gradually “losing his marbles” as we say in our cockney slang. I sometimes wonder if he really got covid, or whether it was a publicity stunt, but Mr. Swiss said it would not be possible to fake the illness with all the others around him keeping an eye on him. Who knows.
      Funny we have always had some sort of threat to our existence, usually fear of war, but that has now taken a back seat and we are threatened with an unseen enemy who makes no choices. If it is lurking in the area, it is a danger. Who would have though that something like this could have happened.


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