Long Time No See

Well, well, my life is still as pleasant as always! I sleep a lot, inspect my garden every now and then and defend it if necessary! Apparently, there is a new cat in our area, a ginger one with a short tail. I guess he had an accident once. I’m not sure yet, if I like him or not….let’s see in a while!

Anyway, this Friday my dad did not his “home office” thing, but we worked in the garden instead! Boy, it was quite a lot we did: Emptying the pots from last years plants, filling the fountain with fresh water, clipping the huge pampas grass and we did a bit of weeding. Unfortunately, my dad didn’t accomplish all the tasks I’ve asked him to do, but he did well enough – I’m very pleased with him!

Greetings !

Luckily, Patrik doesn’t show any symptoms of a cold, so his guest room time will be over today. He’ll still be working from home, though.

I’m glad that our company is still open and functioning. Although, with less people. Many have to stay at home, since they belong to the high risk group. That means not enough people in some productions departments.

Since our office is pretty quiet at the moment, I offered to help out wherever needed. So last week I worked at the cable confection. Instead of approx. 10 people they are reduced to 2-3, trying hard to keep up the production.

I enjoy working there. Despite the crisis, people are in good spirit and we do have a good laugh every now and then. Plus I learn a lot, how things are done! A win-win situation, indeed!

The Madness Continues…

Since Monday all schools, non-food shops, restaurants, bars, gyms, hairdressers….you name it, are closed! Only grocery shops and pharmacies are open! And people a going nuts, by doing panic buying (especially toilet paper….God knows why….?!). And in some shops, even fresh food is sold out, ridiculously enough! I mean how long can you keep fruits, vegetables and salad fresh? There will be tons of food waste, I’m sure of it and it makes me so angry!

Anyway, since Tuesday Patrik is doing home office. Not only him, though, but the whole company is shut down until April 03rd.

I’m wondering how long we, in my company, are allowed to go to work…. hmmm, so far, so good – finger’s crossed!

Skiing holiday in Austria

When back at the apartment we had a deserved whiskey and a beer and start planning our week. Where to ski. We could choose between Zell am See, Schmitten and Kaprun. Zell am See have more people. Last year the snow was so wet that is was like water skiing which are to dangerous we think. Then Schmitten is a really wonderful and have nice slops and there they have a really nice restaurant too.

In the end we went for the Kaprun slops to start with. As you are skiing at 3000 meters altitude. For sure the snow will be great even on a sunny warm day. As it was the first day of skiing we though this would be a good warm up day . Blue sky and 6 degree warm at 3000 meter. Hard to think about a better start.

After the first day we went over to Schmitten where we where more or less alone in the slopes. OK durring the whole week all slopes was quite empty. All school holidays was over you could see.

March has arrived…..

…..but the crazy weather continues! Heavy storms, rain, sunshine and snow is taking turns. I really can’t remember such extreme weather conditions….

Add the Corona virus to the craziness and suddenly you find yourself in exceptional circumstances.

End of last week the government in Switzerland banned events and activities with more than 1’000 people! Some communities had their limit up to max. 200 people…. I mean…hello?!

Football and ice hockey matches were cancelled or they had to play in empty stadiums.

People do not shake hands anymore (OK, that’s maybe reasonable), and someone coughing or blowing its nose gets the evil eye from bystanders.

Last Saturday Patrik and I were grocery shopping we suddenly we realized some empty shelfs. And as a matter of fact, after we returned home, we heard in the radio that people were hoarding food! *hmmm*

But – probably – worst of all is that the famous carnival parades in several Swiss cities have been cancelled! It’s not my thing, though, but for those who simply live for this event, it must be catastrophe!

Tucson Arizona visit

Anyhow it was a nice trip  for me and as I have never been in Tucson and not in Arizona either. I only wished I could have some days more after the job was done to explore the state of Arizona.

What I have seen it seems to be quite a nice state with a beautiful nature mixed between flatland and mountains. They even have snow and skiing resorts which really surprised me. One can ski at 3500 meters altitude.

Grand canyon is as well only five hours drive away for Tucson and would be a dream to see. I do hope to come back in the future.

We Wish You All A Gorgeous Weekend !

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