It's a beautiful Friday afternoon here, in Prague, and I'm sitting in our new flat enjoying the nice temperatures and sun...and I have writer's block! Several tries at writing has left my fingers just hovering over the keyboard wondering exactly what to type. In this instance, it might be better not to write anything...or is it the best answer? Maybe some rambling will solve the problem. Let's see...
Last night we had some horrible storms come through the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland. Several people were killed by falling trees, and roofs were ripped off houses, and many places were and still are without electricity. Jiri was stranded at work due to the train not running in the evening. He almost didn't find any supper, but finally found one of the cooks in his building who could manage some klobasa on gas stove. Then Jiri spent the night as he would have been home extremely late once the trains did begin to run. This storm was the first major storm in our new flat. It was exciting to see how the storm came down on us--the clouds got lower and darker until the wind finally kicked up. It was so dark by this time it was necessary to turn on lights--at five in the afternoon on a summer day! At that point, the young trees were bending almost completely to the ground as the wind howled by. Then the rains came...and looking out the window, it literally looked like a hurricane scene from a movie. There was only small damage near us--a sign was blown partially off a bridge, the building site nearby suffered some small damage. Thankfully things here were OK and no one was hurt. Jiri stayed safe, too, at his office.
Today has been a very windy, beautiful summer day, and much cooler than yesteday was. I have all the windows open to air out the flat and cool it down from yesterday. It's so nice to have more windows out onto the world around us. Our old flat had some nice windows, but we saw only one scene all the time. The new flat gives us a couple of nice views, one of which is changing all the time. I don't feel like I'm in a box any more. Well, if we're in a box, at least it's a little bigger and more pleasant than the last one!
Yesterday Jiri was hurt at work. He crushed his hand and needed to have two stitches in the middle finger on his right hand. Thankfully he bruised hand was bruised and nothing was broken. Jiri still has the full use of his hand, but says it's pretty sore. Poor Jiri--yesterday he had a pretty horrible day--the injury, being stranded at the office--initially with no electricity, no food, etc!
Well, I'm still having trouble with what to write, so will probaby close this post for today. I have many ideas of topics to write on, but the timing is not right. Today is just one of those in-between times when it's difficult to find the right topic and the right words. Amazing, too, after just moving into a new place...you'd think there would be all kinds of new things to write about! Maybe this writer's block is due to being tired from all the activity and excitement of moving. I won't worry too much. Things will turn around...and the time for the other posts will come and writing will move on. This writer's block is only a speed bump--that's all--a small blip on the horizon that will eventually pass after some R&R this weekend!
The Rome posts are still in waiting--I'm having trouble with managing to drop cards on Entrecard--both of these are due to the current slow Internet connection we have. We have contacted an ISP, but here, things take the slow road to getting done...hopefully the new service will be working soon and then I can show some more pictures from our trip to Rome...and get back to dropping at Entrecard.
You all have a great day and a great weekend!
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