Good Evening

And another glorious dawn breaks over the village. They are beginning to all look the same, but at least we have a dawn and not just grey clouds.

Had some unwanted excitement this afternoon Mr. Swiss decided to go to the kitchen and managed to fall and when he falls he cannot get up again, something like my problem. However the group that helps me to care for Mr. Swiss have a system. You pay for it, but not so much as for the hospital rescue. It was almost installed today. I have direct radio contact and just press a button I have on a strap on my wrist. I tell them what has happened and within about 15 min someone arrives to help. Mr. Swiss was back on his feet and everything under control. Tomorrow the carpenter arrives and fits up a box in the letter box for night emergencies with a key to our appartment so that they enter if we are not able to open the door. What could be bettr.

In the meanwhile we had some interesting clouds above this afternoon.

I had a nice variety of birds outside all in and around the bird house: a robin, tit and a sparrow to add some colour to it all.

I had a lovely female blackbird with some nice colouring. It is only the males that are really black with their yellow beaks.

I am now off for the evening to relax before my night of drama and terror with Mr. Swiss. How a person can change in old age is really bad I must say.

19 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. While I enjoy your photos and posts very much, I’m sorry to read about your husband’s unfortunate tumble. It’s great that you are developing a system of good support and apparently he didn’t break any bones or get injured in the fall. Will he agree to always use a walker? I know there’s an emotional adjustment that he must be experiencing and sometimes men do not want to accept their new limitations. And I’m sure this is terrifying for you. Is it possible for an over night nurse or carer to be arranged? Just thinking out loud here. I’m sure you can’t be getting peaceful sleep, and your own quality of life is being affected. Wishing more improvements for you both.

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  2. You are learning so much so quickly. I agree with you on how a person can change so much in old age–you just never know. I’m glad the birds come to visit each morning. What a bright spot they are.

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  3. So sorry Pat that he fell and I do hope he wasn’t hurt. Emergency button and access is a great idea. Take care of yourself. I can imagine how exhausting it must be for you. If not physically than mentally.

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  4. Fifteen minutes is a long time when someone is stranded like that. It is difficult to read about. I have known a few people who try to continue with normal behavior as their mobility becomes compromised, and am currently contending with someone in such a situation, but who is not yet elderly. I find that I get angry about it, as if he should know better than to get into such situations. Then, of course, I feel guilty about getting angry.


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