Free. Free, at last.
The vehicle is parked, I took out all papers related to last schoolyear’s tour ; yesterday it was cleaned on the outside and thoroughly cleaned & disinfected on the inside. Maybe I’ll take it next week to our service station to top up some fluids before the chief mechanic leaves for his well earned holidays, but this is so next week …
Free to look around at my own place, do some necessary houshold things like cleaning this’n that, sorting and shelving magazines and books, oh yes laundry, too. But most important, free to use the head again, think about things, relax & unwind. Free to finally finish the bookmines.
This midday every outgoing vehicle was greeted by our headhoncho, some friendly words of thanks, appreciation and encouragement – a nice gesture. He looked tired, my collegues looked tired, the kids only were bubbly as usual. Many people around me are also exhausted, it feels as if the whole nation wants to have a break, just some weeks off. We’ll restart the whole thing in September.
And because of corona, summer vacation will not necessarily be some Southern beach, wine & mediterranean specialties, but Baggersee, Bratwurst und Bier – so be it. I read somewhere in the news that these Campingmobile, I think it is recreational vehicles in English, were sold & rented like crazy over the last weeks – given the large number of those vehicles I saw over the last days broken down on the autobahn, I think this is very credible ; those by the roadside or on the breakdown lorry were really old bangers mostly – happy hols anyway, deceleration or “slow movement” is all the rage, I hear.
The plan for this weekend is simple : Sleep, tinker around the appartement, enjoy peace, silence, and nothing “have to do”. Next week may see more focused “action”, but slowly, please.