Good Evening

Today was a day packed with exciting things, well not really packed and for most of us, also not exciting. I did not bother with the sunrise this morning as it had difficulty appearing through the mist. I hoped it would not become one of those dull days, but a few hours later the sun won the battle and was doing its job nicely.

My first photo of the day is our paper and cardboard collection. I am ashamed to admit that the papers are all mine and 90% of the cardboard. However I will no longer have so much in the future. Now that Mr. Swiss reads our local newspaper in his golden oldie refuge one of my first chores was to cancel the half annual subscription. I found CHF 450 was a little too expensive for me alone as I only really read the obituaries. It was quite a lot of material on two trolleys and in my condition I would have problems bringing it from the cellar via the garage outside. However Lucia, my domestic colleague, arrived to help me and in ten minutes everything was dealt with. That lady is more than just someone that keeps my apartment clean, but is a really support for me. Next week she will be on holiday so I will have to manage myself.

On Monday I was it town and on the way home paid a surprise visit to Mr. Swiss in his golden oldie home. He was not in his room and one of the assistants told me he was outside in the pavilion. This is the pavilion and he was quite comfortable with a cup of coffee sitting with the others. You can almost see him sitting on the extreme left in the photo. I did not realise they had such an outdoor life where he is.

They even have a few animals, this rabbit being one of them. There were some chickens and also a goat, but they were not near enough for photos.

And this is one of the fish they have in the pond.

It is qiute a large pond and probably has a few ducks in Summer as well as fish. I think Mr. Swiss will be spending some time outside during the Summer months. We also had a nice surprise yesterday whilst I was visiting as my No. 2 son suddenly appeared. He has taken the afternoon off to visit his dad. I was also visiting but I left my son and went home and he joined me again later.

And that’s my news for now. I had a bit too much to deal with yesterday, so I took the day off from the computer, but here I am again. Hope you are having a good day, otherwise make the most of it.

22 thoughts on “Good Evening

  1. Good Day!
    I just happened to be here when this posted. That koi is interesting where winter weather gets so cold. I know they are resilient, but would not expect them to live in ponds that freeze over.

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      • A portion of the pond may be a bit more sheltered for them for winter, or may be deep enough for them to just go hang out for a while. I am sure that whomever put the koi in the pond knew how to tend to them. Otherwise, the koi would not be there now.
        Supposedly, koi were first popularized in America by the Japanese Community in San Jose. Of course, much of Japanese culture was destroyed while Americans of Japanese descent were in internment camps during World War II. After World War II, Japan gave flowering cherry trees to America to replace those that were cut down throughout Washington D.C., as well as in Japanese Communities, including San Jose and Seattle. A few years later, koi were given to the (then) new City Hall in San Jose, which featured a large koi pond that is partially within the front courtyard, and partially within the large lobby. It was grand. The problem was that the koi were a bit too happy there, and proliferated. Another large koi pond was constructed at a large city park for some of them, but they continued to proliferate. Supposedly, that is the source of the less expensive ‘California koi’ that are now available from pet stores. we may add some to one of our drainage ponds.

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  2. I’m glad you are clearing out the clutter and that you have Lucia to help you. Tell her she can come and help me when she is done at your place 🙂 Glad to see Mr. Swiss outside getting fresh air.

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  3. Wow … great pictures. It looks lovely to be sitting there outside in the sunshine and fresh air .. like a resort. Hope Mr. Swiss is doing well. We all miss him I am sure. Take care and have a great day. SLP …

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