RDP Wednesday: Gratitude

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Somehow this one seems familiar, but I suppose I always have something to be grateful about. Right now I have just got back from a shopping trip, so let’s be grateful for the food I bought. Mr. Swiss came with me, poor man. It was his own free choice, I am still not sure if I am grateful that he came or that he is grateful that he accompanied me. I have an app on my iPad/iPhone for the store and I can see all my cash desk receipts on it. It is quite interesting to see how much rebate I get on certain items, that I did not expect. But, just a moment. What is that one. Someone spent 3.30 Swiss francs for a coffee in the restaurant? Of course I told my Mr. Swiss to have a rest in the restaurant whilst I did the shopping. Now he is annoyed that the computer (iPad in this case) sees everything. I explained that I find it fun to see everything I buy and the rebates on the prices. He finds it a liberty from the store, but I suppose not everyone is grateful for the online view of  what you have bought. Anyhow we both survived.

He was not grateful  for the air conditioning  in my car as we drove home and began to fiddle with the knobs causing a draught on my side of the car.  I suppose old habits are hard to break. Otherwise I am grateful for my caramel cream and the Lindt chocolates I have at home.

Otherwise do not expect too much from my feelings of gratitude. Everything costs money.

And the wonderful place where I live with the greenery, trees and everything – even that is not free. We pay for the care through our local taxes.

RDP Wednesday: Gratitude

Daily Prompt: Eternal Thanks

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Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for going away, for leaving us. It was a long friendship and there were many bumps on the way. We were encased in a corset of steel and wood. The peace and quiet of life in the country disappeared. I remember even having fire and flames outside my window. Our life was changed and we learned that not everything is as it seems.

We were deconstructed, but again reconstructed. We made new friends, who almost became family members as they were there daily and every day except for week-ends. Remember the half hour in the morning from 9.00 a.m. to 9.30 when I could at last relax knowing that there would be no increased volume in the background due to your coffee break. And the lunch time intervals, when we were left to enjoy our meals in peace.

I almost missed you all until after lunch. I would be settling into my after dinner sleep, close my eyes and relax whilst hugging my bed. Suddenly you returned, you had not deserted us. I almost got used to the accompanying volume of destruction. I was shaken by vibrations and I even waited in anticipation if there were none. Something was then missing in my daily life.

The Builders

The day you all posed for a group rememberance photo, staring the tool of discontent. I will never forget your smiling faces giving a special laugh for my camera. These are the memories I will never forget. We were all so happy together all sharing the same goal and looking forward to that day in time when peace would again reign.

This now all seems so long ago. We were together as a team for 7 months, an unforgettable community. At the end of the day, one person would remain to ensure that the following day could begin again with no problems. Remember the lock to the door that disappeared. It would have been a secure method to prevent people entering your secret areas and climbing to the top of your iron cages. The lock was never found. It only existed for a week, but I took a photo to prove it was there. No, it was not me, really not, I swear.

I took many photos, up to now 950, but there will be more to come. No longer so many, there are still some parts to be finished, but we will miss you all. Those days will never return, we hope, and may you have now found a new purpose in your building lives. We are eternally thankful knowing now how a house, a block of appartments, is assembled. We learned a lot and it is a lesson we will never forget.

Thankyou all so much for your endurance. Perhaps there were times when we were not so happy together, but that is life. It always has its ups and downs. In our hearts we are etnerally grateful for all you have done for us, and now stay away: get lost and disappear forever. You will not be missed, we will not shed tears because of your departure and are glad to see the backs of you all. There were good times, but mainly bad times. My only gratitude is for your departure.

Renovation 21.06 (2)

Daily Prompt: Eternal Thanks