In the days of online payments my invoices are usually dealt with on the same day and afterwards filed away to be forgotten. As you get older it is better to deal with these affairs immediately, otherwise they are quickly forgotten or disappear. When I was a working woman it was part of my job to construct invoices to be in line with official documents such as Letters of Credit. That was many years ago, and I am sure I could no longer do it. As the text was mainly english, I was the expert in the office.FOWC with Fandango: Invoice
Why do we have a headquarters for an anti Covid jab? Why is there always an official guy standing outside? It is a mystery to me. I have been waiting for at least a month, since I sent my official request for a jab. I contacted my neurologist as I was actually a year too young to qualify and he issued immediately a document to prove that I should be vaccinated. I have MS and diabetes and that, in the eyes of the Swiss government is enough to prove that I need the jab. In the meanwhile I am observing that Israel have vaccinated almost their entire population, that the British (of whieh I was originally) are on their way to vaccinating the complete population. Vaccinations can be made at your doctor’s surgery, sometimes even in a chemists, but we Swiss all have to go to the official center in your state for the vaccination. For me it is no great problem, just along the road.
This evening I took the situation in my own hands, on the telephone and discovered a telephone number to contact. There was an immediate answer and it seems I was through to the official Swiss country centre. They could not really help me so much as it is a kantonal problem, but the guy on the phone was very helpful and said the problem in Switzerland was getting supplies of the necessary matrial for a jab. It is coming from America, perhaps Scandinavia, or Germany and there is just not enough. It seems there was enough for Israel. The Brits have their own but we Swiss are still waiting. Inhabitants of senior homes have already got their vaccine and now it is finished. One thing the guy confirmed was that when I get the first jab, the second one would be completed within four weeks – big deal.
In the meanwhile I just stay in isolation, as well as Mr. Swiss. My son is still working daily, and we are all hoping that he does not come into contact with the virus, although he does not mix with many people. I am worried, but I do now have a telephone number (given from the guy I phoned today) for my state and might get more information as to what is going on. I am annoyed and feel neglected from my state, my country. I will not give up and will pursue the situation until I get satisfaction from somewhere. I am fed up with seeing all the lucky others, especially an article I read from the happy senior citizens that now feel much safer since they have had their jab. I want to feel safe as well. Enough complaining, Do I feel better? I suppose it does help psychologically.RDP Monday: Robust
What more could you wish for as a start to the day. Once again the sun has decided to make an impact on us and what a lovely welcome when I take the first steps outside in the morning. I even brave minus temperatures (C) to capture the view. I should really put on my padded coat first of all.
To make the scene more beautiful, a magpie decided to join me in a tree. To make it more perfect, I am listening to a Chopin Nocturn in the background on my radio. I have already spoilt my two cat visitors with some goodies that I always keep in case they call by. This morning they were both here quite early.
Yet another week is beginning, a week of lockdown and isolation if the cold weather continues. Our government might be relaxing our lockdown rules next month as cases of covid are really reducing. This is a wonder combined with the fact that we are not getting any vaccination material. Yesterday I met three neighbours in my house. It is becoming a rare occasion as I can be in my house and not meet anyone, although they are also living here.
At least the birds are still paying a visit, even if they are only watching from the nearby tree. I do not know what this one is. Mr. Swiss said a robin because it has a red breast, but I told him it is not a robin red breast. I think it is some sort of a finch.
Our European robins tend to just have half a red breast as this little chap was showing yesterday when taking a drink outside.
Some photos are really more luck than judgement as I noticed when I uploaded this one. The tit was deciding to make a landing and the robin was having a flutter. As I sit in the kitchen on my computer my camera is always next to me on the table so I am often shooting a photo when I see something interesting. I did not see the bird action when taking the photo, it probably happened whilst I was taking the photo, but a beautiful flight demonstration.
A blackbird also decided to join in on the eating session yesterday.
Today I have no big plans, but a bread will be made.
Yesterday I made a pineapple cake. It contains pineapple pieces. I did not bother to coat it with pieces of pineapple. It is quite a tasty cake. The recipe includes brown sugar and grated rusks which I grind in my kitchen machine. It adds a good flavour to the cake. Needless to say Mr. Swiss and No. 1 son have already plundered the cake.
I now have a few bits and pieces to attend to in the home. A little tidying up is called for, especially as I ws eating peanuts yesterday and a few shells have made themselves at home in various places in the apartment. However, no problem, that is life.
Have a good start to the day/week and let us hope that Spring might just arrive a little bit. It would be good to get out again and enjoy some warm weather. I have not used my electric wheelchair for almost two months, but it still springs to life when I switch it on. Here is another photo from our wonderful sunrise today.