Good Morning

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Now just look at that sun, a great start to the day. And it seems no new reported cases of corona in our country, although Mr. Swiss being Swiss still says wait and see. We are a careful nation.

Anyhow nothing is going to spoil my day today, I had enough problems this week, but was very lucky.

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This is what my wheelchair looked like after it had a meeting with my front door entrance. Whit Monday, holiday, no-one available to help, but somewhere someone must have seen my plight. I called the place where I bought the chair and they said they could only come and look today. And then they called again to say they had a cancellation and the guy would be along after lunch. He came, saw, and conquered. He said the right side was now bent, but he had a replacement in his van and did the job in about 15 minutes.

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Now looks as good as new. It seems that my back tyres need replacing as the profile in the middle as disappeared. The chair is driven by the back wheels and unlike the front wheels they tend to wear down.  The guy will be back next week with two new wheels for me. He will also be bringing the newest addition to the wheeling family. Mr. Swiss has taken the plunge and ordered himself an invalid scooter. Poor man is homebound, no longer able to walk places, so whilst the guy is fixing my new wheels, Mr. Swiss can take a test drive to see how he manages. I am sure he will be successful. He was always the better car driver than me, which was not difficult.

Looks like we will be having fun days in the future. We will be able to go out together again, and perhaps have races: wheelchair v. scooter.

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I was glad to be able to hit the open path again in my chair and could get my visit to the store done. Without my chair I would have used the local train (you can see the rails on the photo) which is no great problem as I have my walker, but wheelchair travel is more straight forward and time saving.

I was in the store again yesterday and needed something from a shelf which was a little too distanced for my arms. Again I got help, this time from one of our police officers all dressed in his uniform with the gun in the holster. The police station is just a few meters from the store and I also saw a second police office in the store.  It seems that police are also human and probably their wives give  them a shopping list, or perhaps they were just getting something for their afternoon break. Anyhow I was glad to have my wheelchair again and made the most of my excursion. This afternoon I have planned a visit to town for a few bits and pieces.

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On the way to the store I passed by one of those wild meadow patches with a wonderful variety of flowers. There were even some wild roses growing there.

And now I should move on. I have a small list of items to order from the chemists for Mr. Swiss. As we no longer can pick them up ourselves, I checked that they have a delivery service and all I have to do is phone in the morning and they bring it late afternoon. The service costs nothing for prescription medicine which we have. I also want to place a weekly order online from one of our supermarkets. They also include other goods other than their own products. I am expecting a delivery today from last week’s order. They used to delivery in 24 hours, but that was in the pre corona days. Since then everyone seems to have discovered online deliveries and now it takes a week, although gradually improving. I just order bulky goods which is a great help. You have to adapt in life I notice.

So have a good day everyone, keep safe

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FOWC with Fandango: Yarn

Knitting

I can spin you a yarn all about yarn
It was many years ago
I would knit every evening, the needles clicking
It became a tale of woe
Pullovers for the children, socks for the men
I even knitted a hat
When the garments got to small
I undid them all and then I wove a mat
All I have left are my needles and hooks
I left the yarn on a router
Who wants to knit or crochet today
Now I have a computer

FOWC with Fandango: Yarn

RDP Tuesday: Curfew

Meet Daniel Koch, the man responsible for the Swiss interpretation of the Corona virus. He has at last got his deserved pension after staying longer to guide the Swiss through the trials of the Corona. He was the spokesman telling us to keep a distance, make sure everyone knows where you are and hold onto the rules and regulations. He held daily conferences as advisor with the Swiss government. He did a good job.  We had no curfew, no large demonstrations and now we are not quite corona free, but just a few new cases reported this week (2-3). He is speaking in our national Swiss dialect, but the gist is what I said above.

And now he is finished with his job, but is still known as the man that kept a clear head and gave us the right instructions. Of course some might not agree, but no-one had to go into a curfew and our police were more busy handing out fines for people who did not keep to the rules.

And now he is telling us that the River Aare (which flows through our village) is still clean enough for a swim and demonstrates by taking a dive in. Not bad for a 65 year old. By the way he had a neopren dress on beneath the suit and tie, but advises that not everyone should try it.

RDP Tuesday: Curfew

Good Morning

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This morning a little later as my cleaning lady was here. She is already finished and I will see her again in a week. We have yet another sunny day with a few decorative clouds wafting around.

I am glad to say I have managed to avoid the new block system on my blog. Up to now I just get a notification that I can use it, but I generally dismiss it. I am open for improvements, but this is really something I do not need.

Things are a little more delayed at the moment. I managed to have a collision with a door (at home) in my wheelchair which moved the right side of my chair. As everything was closed yesterday I had to be patient, but now the guy will be coming early this afternoon and I am hoping he can fix it. At first they said he could only come tomorrow, but they called back to say they had had a cancellation. Otherwise I will be relying on the local train for my shopping for a few days. Mr. Swiss also pointed out that my back tyres are are little run down, so I might have to get them replaced, although I notice nothing when cruising around and that is probably a quick job to replace them, although a little more expensive.

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There is nothing much going on in my part of the world at the moment and according to the statistics we now have only 1 new case of coronavirus in Switzerland today so things are really improving. I am glad that the Whit holiday is now over and done with. Next week we have yet another holiday on Thursday, only in the catholic Kantons of Switerland, for Corpus Christa. I will be glad when these holiday disturbances are over and we have a normal week again. It can get complicated organising the shopping for it all.

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Another one of my roses decided to open its first flower over the week-end.

Things are really looking bad in the States at the moment and I am hoping that it will not break out into something worse if the army gets involved in it.

Unfortunately I do not have so much time this morning to write more. Dinner is cooking and I should keep my eye on the meat. Have a good week everyone and stay safe.

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