Past week’s Monday the storm “Simone” hit the south and west of Sweden – here in the south of Sweden the damage has been huge – with no trains running – trees blocking the roads and 7000 people without electricity.
It was meant that I should have posted this …. during the passed week, but my “sorry ass” has made my life very difficult and I don’t feel very good for the moment. I want to thank you all for your concerns, thoughts and support in e-mails have been coming my way – you made my days very warm and comfortable.
So sorry for just disappearing in silence, but I just have lost all my motivation – and my weeks had too much tears, pain, hopelessness and pain killers for even be motivated for blogging. So – So, sorry. Feeling a bit better today, so I post this draft and give you some information about why I haven’t been around.
We were well warned and it was classed as 3 to 4 storm. I was out in the early morning because I had an appointment with my optician, new investment in new designer frames. *smile It wasn’t too bad, but you could feel that something was going to come … big, forceful and hard. It was in the air. It started to rain a bit – but not so I needed an umbrella.
Very unusual for us up here to have storms with this magnitude – we have storms, but not this strong and not this yearly in the year. So it was a bit scary. And as an old sea dog, I have been out in some heavy storms, but I wouldn’t have liked to be out in this one.
Just after lunch I could hear it arriving and I had to close all my open windows … the rain start to whip against all windows and they started to trembling. It felt really good to be in doors.
Tuesday morning I had to visit the day clinic – and I could see the damage – my bus stop bench had a small tree covering it up completely – but when I came back from the hospital they had cut down the tree and I also could see the damage in every park I passed by.
Even if there was accidents with cars driving into fallen trees there was no serious human injuries and nobody has been killed.
Of course I took my time and check on my Swans – could only see 3 of this years 5 “chicks” and 2 was very busy making them-selves looking good, but one was in distress, something wrong with one wing – a piece didn’t want to fall into place .. rolling from side to side, diving under water and trying to pull it in place, but nothing happened – so of course I contacted the park team. So I hope that somebody will have a look him (I guess it’s a he) – they promised to check it out.
The town game keeper phoned me and he told me that they will keep a close eye on him – they will not interfere until they see that he can’t manage with his problem, like start losing weight or not able to go up on land.
Always some small drama in Landskrona.
“If you want to see the sunshine,
you have to weather the storm.”
Featured image provided by and thanks to svd.se