At 09:00 I stood ready, gestiefelt und gespornt, booted and spurred, ready and waiting for the call. The call came and said that additional thirty minutes or so would be needed. Yeah, make my day.
We trundled off an hour late.
I pushed the car down the Rhine valley through thick traffic, half of Europe used this autobahn today. Somewhere near the Swiss border I left the car and the unpunctual person took over.
Because of the late start and the heavy traffic I missed not only the train I had spotted, but also the one an hour later, and finally took the one in the middle of the afternoon. The ticket for the fast trains would have come at a hefty cost of nearly one hundred Euro, the cheap solution came at a quarter of this – and I would arrive only an hour later. Of course with four changes of train instead of two, but this is okay, it prevents me from sleeping, what I do not want, I want to look out of the window. So it was the cheap solution.
Finally tumbling off the platform of destiny I bought some bottles of beer and allowed meself a cab ride to my doorstep, epitome of luxury. My body spent (a little more than) twelve hours being transported through space.
I thank GOd that I do not have to start driving tomorrow in the ddm*, but that there is one last day to take care of necessities, like the wash, phoning the parents of the kids, doing stuff. Then I’ll be ready, Tuesday I’m back to professional glory.
The forecast says that there is heat, 32°C, to be expected over the next days, absolutely dry, only next weekend will bring rain, then the temperatures will drop dramatically. One never knows What the Rain Will Bring, as Mr LaFarge (Ger., Eng., website) says, right he is.
I hope you enjoy this Sunday Music, and that we all face an un-dramatic, perhaps even enjoyable, week.
*damndarkmorning, coined by the venerable Savannah.