Good Morning

This morning I was doing everything I should not do. The first mistake was to stop hugging the bed half an hour later than usual: not that I have any special plans to go places and see things. I am having a restful day at home, although rest is just a word. First of all I took a few photos of the morning sky – a mistake, another 15 minutes and uploading them afterwards, although Flickr automatically puts them on my computer. I like to name them and sort them, silly me. Then I had the washing to put away – full of clean washed rags that my cleaning lady used yesterday, together with the weekly bathroom towels. Having done that I eventually switched on the Macbook and here I am to begin the computer day.

At least the clouds decided to give me something to show.

So enough of these cloud photos, although they do look interesting.

I did go into town yesterday afternoon. I had a few groceries to get, nothing important, but I just wanted to get out and see something different than the front and back garden. I did have a confrontation with some road construction workers on my way. They had decided to do something with a portion of the railway tracks in the road and had parked their van with attachment nicely on the sidewalk making a complete obstruction to my scooter. They pointed to the road and I told them to forget it. It is a main road and I was not prepared to have an accident there. Eventually one of the workers shifted his van and another worker directed me to travel past. It was just a matter of a couple of minutes and really no great inconvenience for the workers. Anyhow we said some friendly goodbyes, I expressed my thanks asking if they would still be there on my way home a couple of hours later. They said definitely not, they wanted to eventually go home. Just one of the daily problems of a scooter driver. I am getting used to being a second class person on the streets.

Autumn has moved in and the trees are changing their colour. This is one of the main squares in town.

So hello Autumn.

I had not been on this path to town for the last couple of weeks as it was blocked with our Autumn Fair constructions and a bit of a mess. Now I can travel with the scooter again and saw the tower of the concert hall, reform church and part of the museum as I travelled though the museum gardens. How wonderful it is to get out and enjoy nature at its Autumn best.

I had a few places to visit. First of all the store for Mr. Swiss cigarettes and my cooking wine.Then I had to travel around the corner to get to the chemists for a couple of items I could not buy in another store. I had already dismounted my walker from the scooter and remounted it twice, parking the scooter outside the two stores and then I had to go further for my main Swiss store, known as Migros. They are everywhere in Switzerland and for me have almost everything I need. So another walker removel and addition. The store is now looking like a store. There used to be a hotel next to it, but that is no longer and during the last two years they had a scaffolding over the front as they had turned the hotel rooms into various apartments and a new grocery store had appeared next to it. They also sell fruit and veg, the proprietors being a Turkish famly, so it all has a slight oriental flavour. I was glad to see that this time the sidewalk was not blocked with various delivery vans which makes it complicated for my scooter driving abilities.

Due to the new improved construction my store now has a good place to show their selection of seasonal flowers which seem to be chrysanthemums mainly at the moment.

After my somewhat longer stay in town I eventually made my way home. I wanted to upload my photos that I took on the way and prepare something to eat for the evening meal.

And that was one of my typical days in life. I am not off after my longer stay in bed as I have a few things to organise and time waits for no-one, especially me it seems. Have a good day everyone and stay safe from the dreaded covid and other problems. I am glad to say that our new Covid cases were “only” 900 yesterday in Switzerland from a population of about eight million which is not perfect but manageable.

It was a dismal day yesterday with a little sun now and again and it rained throughout the night.