Good Evening

How is this for a morning sunrise? It certainly woke me up when I took my first look of the day outside. It was accompanied with another sunny day, although tomorrow it seems that rain will be heading our way. Today I visited my other half in his senior home. I thought it would be crowded with visitors being a Sunday, but I was almost the only visitor there. I am only allowed to visit in his room due to covid precautions. It seems he does have some contact with the other residents, mainly at meal times. They prefer that people eat together in the dining room rather than alone in their room and I find that a good idea that they have contact with others.

Mr. Swiss has two electric shavers. One is for the general shave and the other for trimming his beard. I brought both to his home, but the beard trimmer needs uploading and he did not have the cable which I did not realise he needed. Of course I said I would bring it the next time, hoping that in my state of tidying everything I had not disposed of it. When I returned home I searched through the disposal bag full of unwanted objects and found the cable, even two of them. I breathed a sigh of relief and uploaded his shaver at home.

I am re-organising at home. My office is now looking more like an office. Mr. Swiss had a cabinet on wheels under his desk and I have now put it next to my desk. It was full of old computer magazines which are from the old Windows 98 days (who remembers that computer system?). I do not think he had even looked in the desk for at least 20-30 years.

I mainly do my writing in the living room on Mr. Swiss old desk, which looks a bit of a mess at the moment. I had removed the cabinet which is now in my office room and there are a few cables to be re-organised. My computer guy will be coming next week so we will see what can be done. The thick wire under the desk belongs to one of the loudspeakers on our music system, but I will be moving the loudspeaker when everything is organised. I showed Mr. Swiss the photos and he finds that I am quite right to re-organise.

Otherwise I took a few photos on my way to his home. These trees almost look like the Ents in the book Lord of the Rings, but that did not move or speak, and just stood there.

I had a good view of our local mountain, the Weissenstein with its so-called bib covered with snow in front of the hotel at the top.

I think I must be saving money on our electric bills as I have not watched the TV for the past 3-4 days. I will now move on and trust you had a good week-end. Tomorrow is back to the normal week days. I have ordered my groceries for delivery on Tuesday and discovered I really did not need so much.

I leave you with another local view of the Jura as was on my way home from my visit. Stay safe and well.

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  1. I have at least two big cloth bags full of cables. I’m superstitious about cables because you just never know if you are going to need that particular cable. The problem is not being able to find them. I think I need a separate room just for “spare” stuff. Congratulations on finding the right cable. i always wind up replacing them because — well — there are so many.

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    • I was lucky. This one would have been almost irreplaceable. found about 50 ear plugs in various places. All the electric bits and pieces all look the same to me. Without Mr. Swiss to help me identifying them that it s really a problem.

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  2. Good Evening!
    I just happened to notice your post here at half past noon. I really should be out grooming a small Mediterranean fan palm that we dug from a neighbor’s garden yesterday. I need to get it to its new hope pretty quick. The pollarded sycamores are quite exemplary there. Arborists in Europe still know how to perform the procedure properly.

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  3. It sounds as if Mr. Swiss is settling in quite well to the idea that he is in a new home — I’m glad he liked the photos of your new reorganized office space! What lovely photos of the mountains, too!

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      • It has been a sudden and drastic change — but one for the best for each of you in the long run! Of course you miss you daily life together, but your new routine will quickly become just that — routine — and you will wonder how you got this far without making the change. My best to you!

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  4. Windows 98 – the first OS I worked in. I was very upset when they moved on to the next one, but came to love, love, love it. Then, Microsoft moved on. The same negative response to the new OS. Gad! I’ve survived and thrived several of these OS upgrades, and the main thing is I’ve come to just deal with them instead of going into a low-grade whine about “why?! why?! why?!” Must be getting old!

    Finding the right charging cord was a bit of happy luck! I think we all have dozens of these in boxes and drawers, the remainders of a lot of electronics we replaced or tossed over the years. The cords? You never know which ones you need to save!

    Once, when my smartphone went dead when I was out of town and I needed to charge it so I could call someone to drive up to where I had an accident – of course, their phone number was hidden in the dead phone! – the guy at the repair tried to help out. He had four charging cords in a drawer. Of course, none worked on my phone! I wonder if they worked on anything he needed to charge. If his drawer was like mine, the answer is a high probability, no.

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    • I think I started with windows 95 but it was so many years ago. Clearing out Mr. Swiss desk I am finding all sorts of old computer manuals. I too have got used to adapting to the new ideas, even now pay my bills with the telephone connection.
      I was really lucky to find the charging cord as I thought I had thrown it with the rest of the rubbish I am finding. Every time I open a box or a drawer I am again confronted with a selection of cables and plugs and devices that I do not even know what they are.
      I would be lost without my smartphone as it is more than a telephone for me, but a support to my failing memory.

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      • I use my smartphone for that exact purpose, too! I rarely use it as a phone. Google and Wikipedia answer most of those questions I confront, thanks to my lousy memory.

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  5. Good morning … great photos as usual. It is amazing how cluttered our living spaces become and we hardly notice … it is good to hear you are adapting your routines and become productive again with your writing and blogging … good wishes to you and we will all keep your family in our thoughts and prayers … have a great day … SLP …

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