Kate is right, “there is always someone in your corner”. She says: “Go to the campfires where the loving people are.” – “Sit beside them. Link arms. Laugh until your sides hurt. Sing with them. Listen.” –

I am waiting for the time when my ‘tribe’ can come to visit and share with me the beautiful deck that very dear young Aaron has crafted at the back of my house. It is a huge deck. I imagine a lot of people can one day use it for a beautiful get-together.

Yes, I believe that these dreams of mine can one day become true. Never mind the Coronavirus with this Delta variant, which is rather scary right now. But we are going to be watchful. So, I do believe, I still have a chance of dying of ‘old age’ rather than of this infectious virus . . . .

How lucky am I really, that the deck and a lot of other improvements could be finished before all these ‘hard’ lockdowns started! And Aaron was able to buy from Bunnings all the material that was needed before the prices went up!

A far as these lockdowns are concerned, well, they cannot last forever, can they now?

I wonder, what Christmas is going to be like this year, the second Christmas without Peter . . . .

9 thoughts on “Diary

  1. Stay buoyant as you are, Uta! Christmas will be tough, obviously, bu sufficient unto the day be the evil thereof. One sep and one day at a time.

  2. The more things change, the more they remain the same. I have lived through a number of times that I thought would appreciably change the world — they didn’t. Society is remarkably resilient. Having been fortunate to have lived in many places, the one consistent thing I have learned is that regardless of where you might be, people are really great. Give those around you a chance and they will come through for you.

  3. “Give those around you a chance and they will come through for you.”
    I like this, Lew. Yes, I should give those around me a chance. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  4. Yes, a good deck is nice and wants one to spend time outside.
    Lockdowns are hard and it takes a lot of strength to survive. I can’t visit my daughter, grandchildren nor dearest Annette.
    But we do connect through phone and internet and to think I used to dismiss all those iPhone addicts!
    They are a real boon now. One can even set up ‘rooms’ where a whole family can be seen and talk to each other, all together and at the same time. Too complicated for me though and I had a shock when I saw myself in one of those ‘room’ encounters. I was surprised no one called the police.

    1. Some phone calls and a few emails, that is about all that I can handle! 🙂

      But it is really wonderful how easy it is these days to stay in touch, even over long distances! 🙂

      We have heated lamps in the bathroom. I turned them on when I took a shower this morning. The water was nice hot, but the lamps suddenly went off. It turned out there was a complete power outage which lasted for a bit over half an hour.

      I find power outages a bit scary. When they do not last for very long, we can soon forget about it. However, some ten years ago or so, we had after a horrible storm an outage that lasted for two days!

      I pity people in very high rise apartment buildings. I would be very afraid of not being able
      to use a lift! Also, I am scared when the internet does not work. Why on earth do we think we cannot live without all these rather new technologies?

      1. Hackers are of great concern, that is what I think. Who knows exactly where they come from. Are they individuals acting on their own, or are they working for governments?

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