Good Evening

And it was really a good evening as the sunset deveolpped with its beautiful colours in the background. The view is looking towards the West. We speak Swiss German in our part of Switzerland, but just half an hour by train to the next town of Biel/Bienne they begin to speak French and further West you arrive in Neuchâtel where only French is spoken. We are quite a polyglot country.

Otherwise a normal day with the oldies, no longer as golden as they were. We had yet another different guy today to see to Mr. Swiss in the morning. He was very nice and was a so-called survivor from the Covid illness. He had it but is now recovered and was the first person I had spoken to that had had this illness. He said it was just like a bad flu but after the recovery he was OK.

There were not so many birds arriving today, but the hungry ones always arrive.

I spent the afternoon settling a few bills. Mr. Swiss credit card had been hacked and it was a real mess. It has now been dealt with and settled thank goodness. Someone was buying films and paying subscriptions with his card. He did not notice it but I did and complained. Because I did not have authority over his card at the time and he was away in hospital and rehab it got very complicated for me. Now that has been sorted. I now have power of attorney over his account and when everything is finalised we will cancel his card as he really no longer needs it. I am not even sure if I will keep mine. I definitely no longer travel and can pay online with my post office or bank card.

In the meanwhile I am still getting documents for the tax authorities which I will also have to deal with eventually. My new way of life is gettig very complicated.

The birds really seem to have it easier. They pay no tax or rent.

I now wish everyoe a good evening and night, time to settle down with the TV for me. Sleep well and tight and do not let the bed bugs bite (Swiss saying translated).

13 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. we say the bed bugs thing, too, but then a lot of us descended from Swiss immigrants so who knows? I love the photo of the Jura with the Alpenglow. You have reminded me to get started on my taxes, too. My Swiss friend (here) had Covid after being vaccinated and boostered. He was not as sick (he says) as he has been with the flu. Power of Attorney is useful and necessary when those kinds of problems emerge. ❤

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    • I have more or less taken everything over from Mr. Swiss. He no longer uses his computer or make payments online. I just wish that he had had more care with his passwords which are almost non existant.

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  2. Sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite was something I grew up with in New York.
    Credit cards! I check my account several times a week just in case, but in a year or two I;ll close it, and just use my bank card as you do.

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  3. I might be a little OCD, but I check my accounts every morning–I don’t want any surprises if I can help it. I’m glad you got things under control so quickly.

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  4. I did not realize that was a Swiss saying. My mother, whose family was from Alsace .. always used to say that .. like almost every night!!! Brings back a lotta memories. Good day to you and please relax and avoid stress. SLP …

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    • I wasn’t sure either, but the first time I heard it, in Swiss German, was in Switzerlend. So far so good today, manage to catch up on some necessary sleep.


  5. What?! I had no idea that “Sleep tight, and don’t let the bedbugs bite.” (which is only slightly different) is Swiss! I just thought it was sort of . . . weird. I have never seen a bed bug, and I don’t really want to.

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