Good Morning

I have returned to say Good Morning again. Yesterday I just did not have the time or interest in writing anything. We are having such high temperatures, no air or breeze and every movement for me is a little too much. I also had to plan my day although no big stress. The first thing I did yesterday was to make a dough for a bread as I had to bake it already in the morning because my long planned visit to my new doctor’s surgery was necessary in the afternoon. It was either bake or blog, but there was no time for both. I was also feeling exhausted from a night of heat and no air movement. I decided to take my breakfast outside where there was a little more air and more pleasant.

I noticed the approaching figure of the local feline who had decided to see if there was anything going at my place. He seems to have a built in air conditioning unit in his fur and just sleeps when it gets too hot. I fed him a few cat delights and after eating them he dissappeared to other feline escapades.

After lunch I had a relaxing bed hug as I had to be on my way afterwards.

I eventually arrived at the doctor’s surgery. It was in part of the town where I had to cross the bridge, more a modern part with not so many old baroque buidings. I had not been there for some time and discovered that it resembled one large building site, difficult for me to steer my way in my scooter. Sidewalks were narrow with building material and containers everywhere and they even erected a small market in front of the building which was my destination. That was a further interruption coupled with two restaurants where the outside tables and chairs had occupied almost all of the sidewalk. It was very trying on a hot 33° C day and I decided to park my scooter on a side street in the shade and walk the rest with my walker which was also quite a strenuous affair. The practice is completely new, although the doctor has been practicing as an assistant to another doctor for a few years. He is now retired and she now has her own surgery. I discovered that she had a lift to the second floor, thank goodness, but I had to climb three steps to get to the lift. A young man helped me with my walker to reach the lift. Her surgery was still being organised, and actually it was closed, but she was there. I only had to drop off my large envelope full of my medical records. She was very helpful and gave me an appointment for my first visit. She seemed to be a very nice lady. She will also take over my No. 1 son as a patient. He is never really physically ill and his his autistic needs cared for by the authorities, but he really needs a doctor for any problems he could have physically.

After completing my business I decided to return home. It was really too hot to do anything else. I met this group of pigeons on the way. They had discovered a garbage bag, and were exploring its possibilities. It looked like a group demolition effort with the boss sitting on the bag giving instructions.

The first problem I had when departing was to find a way that was not blocked by construction machines. Bllocking my path was a truck loading up building rubble on a container from the building they were renovating. I had to reverse and find another path. Eventually I arrived on the main road and after many manipulations returned to normal civilisation.

When I saw the wecoming site of a restaurant I knew I was on the right way home.

I eventually crossed the foot bridge back to the other side of the river, my side, and could escape the heat of the town. This was one chore I was really pleased to have behind me.

That was really an adventure and when I arrived home I had to take a rest on my bed to recover from my strenuous journey and the heat of the day.

Today I am hoping for less stress. I want to visit the supermarket just along the road for a few purchases. This morning there was quite a commotion outside. There must have been an accident near us and I could only hear ambulance and police car horns. And now to move on for a nice normal, although very hot, day. Good Summer weather also has its disadvantages. Have a good one everyone.

Here is our restaurant mile in town which is now again being regularly visited since the Swiss Covid statistics have dropped to only 2-300 per day and sinking further. Is life going back to normal?

19 thoughts on “Good Morning

    • Things are slowly getting back to how it used to be, although I still have to wear my mask in a store, but only this week. Afterwards, all going well I can bury it in a dark place, although do not forget where – you never know.

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  1. I recently learned that a name for Solothurn was Soleure. My Swiss history book is mostly full of feuds over power but from time to time, something hits home with me. Beautiful photos. I’m glad you made your adventures safely.

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      • I wondered! The book I have was written in the 18th century and the writer is British so there are a lot of strange spellings for things and I wonder where he got the names. “Hongg” is “Honck” in the book which is pretty funny. It’s the history of the founding and development of the Swiss Confederacy and it’s very interesting.

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  2. More than half of our country is having heat of more than 100 degrees — 38 C — and our friend Ben in Phoenix has had temperatures of MORE than 115 (more than 46C) for the past 9 days. We got very hot for about 10 days, but it cooled down. Now the temperature is going back up. It’s why I spent the money on a gas grill, to at least get the heat out of the kitchen. We do have air conditioning — not a lot of it, but enough to make life bearable — but electric prices are really high, so I try not to use it. We have fans that work pretty well if it isn’t too humid.

    The world is getting hotter. Switzerland for some reason has gone up higher than any other country in Europe. I’m not sure anyone knows why. But right now, North America is REALLY REALLY hot. When they run a national map showing temperatures, it looks like the map is on fire. Meanwhile, it’s flooding in Louisiana, but the fires are lighting up all over the west where there has been no rain and their lakes have become dry land where there used to be 40 feet of water. The boat ramp leads to dry earth.

    It’s pretty scary stuff. There’s stuff we can do — but nothing we do will make the rain fall and we sure do need rain.

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    • We have 32°C during the day and at night not much cooler. I suffer due to my MS. My body cannot manage so well with the heat. I don’t have aches and pains, just sheer exhaustion and my legs do not carry me so well and I do need to walk at home. Luckily I can grip onto various furniture pieces. I do not grill, too much fuss for us, but we stick to lighter meals at the moment.
      Yesterday the storms hit switzerland, mainly the Bernese overland and they had giant hailstones, fast and furious. I was hoping for a little rain, even a storm, in our area, but all we got were a couple of thunder claps. Not even this morning did we have grey skies, just the same old nice weather. We had a month full of rain in May and now we have the normal Summer heat wave. That does not usually arrive until July, but it has been here the whole month of June up to now.

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