FOWC with Fandango: Reproach

I was going into town on my scooter and took the usual path at the side of the railway tracks, passing the local station on the way and there it was: a van parked on the path blocking the route for me. These two guys were working on the ticket machine and then they saw me and my problem.

There were two gentlemen and said in just a minute they would be finished, so I waited patiently. I decided there was no point in arguing with them. They had their job to do and I was only going into town for a few items in the store and so they were soon finished, mounted their van and wished me a good day and drove off. There were no hard feelings anywhere. What is the point of getting excited about it.

FOWC with Fandango: Reproach

RDP Tuesday: Reinstall

Since last December I have been re-installing my life. Mr. Swiss (age 82) had so many problems I do not know where to begin. Walking was always difficult, and then he managed to get pneumonia and afterwards he broke his hip joint. He was in hospital for a week and then transferred to a clinic in Switzerland to help to recover after having a new hip replacement. .He was away for a month until January and his health did not improve. I had daily visits from the care people only in the morning, but otherwise I was on my own. Eventually I was near a nervous breakdown with the stress and Mr. Swiss was transferred to a golden oldie home, luckily just along the street to where I live. And now I am reinstalling my life.

And then I lost my iPhone. It was found, but was the victim of a car driving over it, so for the past week I have been re-installing a new iPhone. I am now nearly there, actually I now have everything I need, but I so like my app for buying goods at the local store, without using cash. I can still do it with the card, but to install the programme for smooth runnings I need this little machine to digest my postcard and for that I have to enter the code it supplies me with. That is no problem, but this machine runs on a battery which has a life of a year and yes, the battery has died. I called the post and they are sending me a new machine which I will have in two days. OK not so bad, it is free and I can put my plastic card into the machine at the cash desk in the store and the bill is paid without cash in the meanwhile. It is much easier when I have the app. The assistant at the till just uses her pistol and aims it at my phone and then everything is done. As soon as I receive the new gadget I will reinstall all my details.

RDP Tuesday: Reinstall

Good Evening

I was off in the wilds again today, getting some chocolate supplies for Mr. Swiss. I am slowly realising that life is much more relaxed since it is just I, me and myself. Not that it was bad before, but I am not getting any younger and there is absolutely no more stress, just do it as you want to do it. I have been an afternoon person for the last ten years, staying at home in the morning, caring for the apartment and doing the shopping in the afternoon after my midday sleep, but now things are changing. I am alone at home until No. 1 son comes home at sixish in the evening. I can do what I want when I want to.

I did manage to clear a drawer in a cupboard this morning leaving only one more to empty. I found piles of income tax documents from 2009-10 and so they are now waiting for the next garbage collection. What we paid more than ten years ago is really no longer of interest. I did find some important documents from our original contract for our apartment as well as a collection of information from Mr. Swiss school days. It is now looking quite good at home and I am gradually getting there. I even found an electric screwdriver, although I have not yet discovered how it works.

Sometimes I feel like this lost chicken searching for something to do. I can now go into town in the morning, who cares. Life is looking good. I still have time for my small lunch at midday. Today it was spring rolls with a beetroot salad. Although this morning I stayed at home as the grocery man was bringing my supplies. Lucia, my home help, called to say she has a heavy cold and will even be taking a test for Covid, although I hope it was not positive. She was in Spain for a week’s holiday last week, so you never know what you can pick up in these places.

Anyhow after my midday sleep I saddled my trusty scooter and moved down to the store for Mr. Swiss chocolate. Afterwards I was with Mr. Swiss for and hour or two and then made my way home.

Naturally I called in at the farm on the way home to visit my various animals. The pony was outside doing what ponies do, just standing around and pondering the meaning of a pony life.

Although the chicken run had been moved a little further away, they had soon found the way back to adventure. They were probably hoping that the rooster would arrive, but no such luck today. They were wandering everywhere and I had to be careful that I did not have a chicken road accident.

Eventually I arrived home and began to cook the evening meal, although once in the pan it was cooking by itself, lentils with a Swiss sausage accompanied by leek and potato. I then had time to upload some photos before No. 1 son arrived and we ate the evening meal. The good thing is no stress, just take it easy. And now I can relax and do my own thing. I really needed this stressless life, I now feel much better and more relaxed. Stay cool and calm and enjoy you day.