A short one again, as time is not exactly on my side at the moment. The good news is that I will have a substitute car this afternoon to use until I get my new car after the Christmas holiday. I have become the planning master at the moment. No. 1 son did some shopping for me yesterday so that we will not starve in the meanwhile and I can take it easy this morning and pick up the car this afternoon and combine it with a shopping trip.
I have discovered that buying a new car comes together with many other things, including an insurance. Luckily my garage take care of the registration and I organise the details with the insurance myself.
Otherwise life goes on, it must. Of course I have not been for any wheelies lately and see the world from my window at the moment. I wish the surroundings were as sunny as in the photo above, but I did notice a minimal cloud formation this morning.
This morning I tried the new editor. I get the idea, but my first problem was uploading my photos. They are all online in Flickr which even has a connection to the editor. However the photo was not sharp and blurred. I have not given up and am sure it was just the first steps. I hope to get the idea eventually, it is not rocket science, but I do not have to like it, or do I.
In the meanwhile the birds are hovering around and I have the feeling I am being watched sometimes. They might be small sparrows, but a flock can be dangerous. It is when they begin to organise themselves sitting in a row in front of the window that I supposed I should begin to get worried.
And now I am off to do other things. For a change I am at home on Wednesday morning, my tour of Switzerland will be this afternoon when I will have to take the local train to the station and then the bus to the garage and pick up my substitute car which I hope I can handle. Afterwards I will be off to the supermarket to catch up on some shopping.
See you around, and keep safe.
This is just a short one to let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking, but took a day off today. This morning I was busy organizing a new car and dealing with various other details, and just had not energy left to write anything. My biggest problem at the moment is getting a substitute car to bridge over a couple of days until the new car is ready.
I hope to be back in my old routine soon, but I do not have a clue how tomorrow will look. So I have not broken any legs or arms and basically I am feeling OK, just needed to take five today and recover from the week’s stress.
For want of a better name, they might be gallardia. I am sure someone will know.
FOTD December 17 2018: Gallardia
There are many cartoons and as a kid I watched them all from Mickey Mouse to Yogi Bear and The Flintstones. One remained in my mind, When the Wind Blows, for adults. Unfortunately there is only a trailer on YouTube, but if you do not know this film, from the book, I would advise to take the opportunity to see it in full length. It tells of the nuclear war and the destruction of life on the planet. Ok, not a very happy theme, but seen from the eyes of a retired married couple that go about their life as usual, until the nuclear war arrives.
It does not have a happy ending, but how does a simple couple deal with this? More than food for thought, an awakening.
FOWC with Fandango: Cartoon
Halcyon days are those quiet reflective times when you can enjoy the atmosphere and the surroundings and be a peace with the world. Unfortunately today is not the case, when your partner crashes the car into a lamppost and it has to be picked up by a breakdown service because the front is a “total” wreck and the antifreeze has drained from the car. A couple of parked bikes were also included in the damage, but nothing too bad.
Even in my direst moments I took a photo in the restaurant where we were waiting for a taxi to bring us home. At least that was a soothing picture. Tomorrow I will be busy examining the actual damage of the car which is now in our garage and probably make the decision for a new car, which is not actually the halcyon surprise I wanted for Christmas.
Yes, halcyon was not quite the ideal word for today’s prompt.
So why am I sitting quite cool at the computer writing a blog. This seems to be my way of dealing with excitement, and do something completely different.
RDP Monday: Halcyon
The snow has melted somewhat overnight and thank goodness our roads are clear. I just hope that it does not return at least until Christmas. My good morning posts might be a little thin this week as I hardly have the time for myself at the moment. My photo wheelies in my chair are becoming a rarity as my life has turned into shopping excursions and other household duties. We also have Christmas ahead, which is for us just a small celebration with three people, but our stores are shut and it amounts to a double week-end due to Christmas starting on Monday. Luckily the store is opening on Sunday as an exception, when I can get my shopping done.
I also have a doctor appointment to fit in somewhere with Mr. Swiss, probably this afternoon, so things are looking fairly stressy.
It was a dismal week-end with nothing special happening, but I was glad for a quiet Sunday. And now I must go. I have a shopping trip to organise. Have a good begin to the week everyone and hope to see you later.
I suppose if they are trained to do the right thing, roses can develop into a tree
FOTD December 16, 2018: Rose Tree