Good Evening

I was probably more noticed by my absence the last two days, but I just needed a break from the daily routine. I was at home or visiting my husband in his golden oldie refuge across the road from where the photo is, but my energy was at its limit. We have had temperatures of 35-38°C and that was just too much to get any action together. We are never satisfied, either it is too hot or too cold, but you cannot have everything.

I was in town but it was also quite empty. A few brave people were sitting at some roadside cafés. The only reason I was in town was to accompany Mr. Swiss to get a new iPhone. He had an iPhone 8, but was really on its last bytes or whatever they had so I accompanied him to the telephone shop to get a new one. He is no longer used to such devices and naturally forgot to bring his old phone to transfer the disc to the new phone. I will now take his new phone and old to the store tomorrow morning and get it all organised for him. He is really overwhelmed with these new improved iPhones.

We both needed our scooters with the attachment for the walker. I use mine almost every day, but for Mr. Swiss and his 83 years it is a burden and complicated. I help him when I can, but it is better to let me do it all.

Eventually I left Mr. Swiss to go back to his golden oldie home and I continued to get a few items in the grocery store. I filled up on some ice cream for home.

Eventually I arrived home and was glad to see that Mr.Swiss managed his home journey on his scooter. He is really somewhat frail now. This evening we had a heavy rain shower. First of all there was some thunder and then about a quarter of an hour of heavy rain. I was glad as I did not have to water the garden and it has cooled down slightly. I think the temperatures are going down slightly and I will not be sorry,. And that is all I can manage this evening. Do not worry of I disappear now and again, but I too am feeling my 75 years and need to take it easy now and again.

I leave you with a photo of one of our main squares which mainly has local government office buildings. This is also very much deserted, no-one seems to like this summer heat wave.

Good Evening

I have returned. Yesterday was too hot to do anything. After my return from the doc, I just wanted to take it easy for the rest of the day. Actually I intended to do some reading, but I dealt with this and that and never did any reading.

Anyhow I was in town yesterday and naturally, on the way to the doc, I took some photos.

The good thing about going to the doc, is that I am in a different part of town and usually take the path on our so-called restaurant mile. It is along the banks of the River Aare and lined with tables and chairs with accompanying sun protection from the umbrellas. It is really one restaurant after the other and the only traffic is bicycles now and again and people like me with a scooter. The large white building is our “Landhaus” used for various lectures or exhibitions. It is also part of our annual film festival.

The River is also quite a central part of our Summer amusements at the moment in the hot weather. It seems anything that floats is popular at the moment.

The doc and I decided that my balance problems are mainly caused by my diabetes and I will be seeing her again in a month for a long-term sugar test. She sees no reason for insulin but we will choose different tablets. I have been taking the same for at least 30 years and they are today a little old fashioned.

Her practice has a side entrance which I have to use. I have to ring the bell and the assistant opens the special door for me as I am not able to climb the steps to the lift. This entrance brings me to the lift with no problem.

Today I made a visit to Mr. Swiss. He is still practicing to get his walker onto the scooter. I have been doing it for the past 8 years, but he has problems. Eventually he will get there.

Again it is just too hot to write, so I will now cool down. I will also have to give the garden some water. Wishing you a good week-end.

Yes I was being followed by a pigeon in town.

Good Evening

Another day of our heat wave but I am not complaining. We had to wait long enough for the hot weather. Mr. Swiss was even wearing his shorter trousers today and really means something as he no longer gets warm enough.

After my usual morning chores I had some time left and decided begin to tidy our bookcase.

This could be a mammoth task but possible. The problem was that behind the books Mr. Swiss had stowed away his many hundreds of DVD films as well as his CD jazz recordings . I now had room in a cupboard for them so I began. I have removed almost all the various DVD’s and CD Compact Discs and with time will sort them in their new place. I must say I am quite pleased with the progress I made and at last the dust collection has been reduced. I have also begun to put our photo albums in the space I have since clearing away much unwanted computer surplus. Another achievement was that I replaced the ink toner in our printer which I had never done before. It was only one colour that was necessary, but now I can do it. My book case now had just books.

Otherwise I spent the afternoon with Mr. Swiss in his Golden Oldie home. We sat outside in the pavilion and it was quite pleasant. We were alone there and plenty of shelter from the burning sun. The chickens were mainly sheltering from the heat.

Although this one decided that a flight might be a good idea to cool down. She managed to hover but not very long, It seems chickens are just not built for flying, but she did try.

Otherwise there was not a lot of action – it was even too hot for the chickens.

Tomorrow I have a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon, although I must say since I have been more careful with my sugar levels I am feeling a lot better and my head stays where it belongs.

I must say Mr. Swiss has a good view of our local castle. from his golden oldie home. I am now off, too hot to write, and have an evening meal to serve. Keep safe and well.