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What an unusual Spring this is!

Posted by Mervi on April 2, 2020 at 1:15 PM

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Dear friends! In the previous thread I was wondering what the Spring would be like this year. Now we know it's most 'odd' due to the covid-19 virus. The world isn't the same it was only a few weeks ago. I hope we will all stay in good health and keep an optimistic mind. Better times will come - sooner or later!

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Reply Mervi
6:33 AM on April 7, 2020 
Good day! Guten Tag!

Dumba - thanks for the link. I'll check it later!

Chris - Now we have double reason to do our best to avoid getting corona! Mimmi and Nalle are 'Stubentigers' and nobody's visiting us so they should be reasonably safe. - I hope the tigers in the Bronx Zoo will recover!

Britta-Gudrun - I hope both you and Django are OK!

Ludmila - Hopefully Uwe is recovering well from his flu.

Ralph - Even an ordinary sandwich tastes better when somebody else makes it! :D - I'm not a Boris Johnson fan but I wish him a speedy recovery anyway!

Patricia - How are you feeling today? I hope better! At least it's your favouriet day Tuesday.

I've published one of my 'savings' in KWM. Gudrun visited PIT & PAULE AND, OF COURSE, KATJUSCHA in the end of february and you can see her photos now in our magazine.

I wish everybody a pleasant Tuesday! Stay home if you can! Take care!
Reply ralph
6:14 AM on April 7, 2020 
Hoping that Patricia and Uwe will get better soon.
I went out for my weekly shop and also to spend some time in the lovely sunshine. I really miss being able to pop into Greggs for a porridge pot or bacon roll and coffee. It always tasted better than having them at home.
My isolation seems to be working so far. I am hoping that the situation here will get better in a few weeks.
I was talking to a friend of mine who works in healthcare and he said that being ventilated is very hard and painful, which is why if you are frail or unwell it is a difficult treatment. I am doing my best to avoid getting Corona.
I will look in later to see what Uncle Sergej has got for us.
Reply Ludmila
2:35 AM on April 7, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
Uwe hat wahrscheinlich eine Grippe. Er hat am Sonntag Fieber und Gliederschmerzen bekommen. Diese Nacht hat er aber gut geschlafen.
Im Zoo-Bronx haben sich die Tiger vom Pfleger mit dem Virus angesteckt.
Herkules is ready
Reply Britta-Gudrun
1:38 AM on April 7, 2020 
Guten Morgen!

Chris, das ist ein Irrtum s. hier

Dumba, die Sendung habe ich rein zufällig schon vor deinem Hinweis gesehen und Ommis brauchen kein Homeoffice mehr, da gebe ich dir Recht!

Bleibt alle gesund!
Reply Chris
12:08 AM on April 7, 2020 

LUDMILA - ich denke, Du meinst eine Erkaeltung und keine Grippe?
Natuerlich denkt man bei grippeaehnlichen Symptomen jetzt immer
sofort an Corona - auch Patricia wird wohl eine Erkaeltung haben.

MERVI - Katzen koennen Covid19 be-
kommen. Im Bronx-Zoo hat ein Tiger
sich mit Corona infiziert. Hunde koen-
nen wohl nicht erkranken...

BRITTA - das Saarland hat mehr Corona
Faelle als NRW - wie kann das sein ?

DUMBA - was fuer ein Ehrenamt ?

Ich wuensche allen einen guten Tag!
Melde mich wahrscheinlich erst abends.
Reply Dumba
6:14 PM on April 6, 2020 
WDR-Video-HINWEIS - Dank eines Tipps von JENS (Danke!):


43 Minutes
Reply Mervi
3:17 PM on April 6, 2020 
Chris - I hope you can enjoy the rides in the woods anyway!

Ludmila - I'm glad to hear Uwe is doing better now!

Patricia - I wish you a speedy recovery!
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:15 PM on April 6, 2020 
Danke fuer die Auskunft, Ludmila.
So aehnlich habe ich es mir vorgestellt.
Gute Beserung fuer Uwe und dich Patricia!
Reply Ludmila
3:09 PM on April 6, 2020 
Uwe took wick medinait for the night. He rested yesterday the whole day. Today he is doing better. I wish you a speed recovery.
Reply patricia roberts
2:51 PM on April 6, 2020 
Good evening Dear All, before going to bed, a quick hello here.
When I woke up yesterday morning, I was definitely not feeling good. Only energy to feed the cats and than back to my bed for another hour. During the bed, it was kind of blablabla (no force). During the night, it was just hell: restless, fever, not able to sleep and so forth.
Well, Ludmila, I think that I have more or less the same as Uwe and therefore will go to bed soon again.
Reply Chris
2:51 PM on April 6, 2020 


We have the summer now.
Many trees have blossoms.
Its the smell of spring - we
must see the positiv things!

Ich hoffe, die Leute bleiben
vernuenftig bei diesem Wetter.
Ich meide die Radwege - es
sind zuviel Menschen unter
wegs, man kann sich dort
nicht ausweichen. :roll:

I hope, everybody is o.k.?
No time, to read all postings.
Ihr habt zuviel geschrieben...
Reply Ludmila
1:35 PM on April 6, 2020 
Hello folks!
Uwe has a flu. He is doing well now. He spent a day with reading in the sun.
Homeoffice funktioniert, wie ein normaler Arbeitstag. Es gibt ein Programm, das erlaubt mir in Netz von unserem Institute mich einwaehlen. Dadurch kann ich mein Software benutzen und an meinem Programm arbeiten. Ich kann meine Mails lesen und schreiben. Man muss auch telefonisch erreichbar sein. Webkonferenzen sind nicht vorgeschrieben.
Reply ralph
12:51 PM on April 6, 2020 
Hoping Uwe had good news from his doctor.
In the absence of being able to visit the new Polar Bear cubs it is fortunate that we have the Internet. I am looking forward to Mervi's reports.
I am relieved that my parents did not have to live through this. They had World War 2. I am also glad that I am still in reasonably good health and can look after myself. But in a few years time, well best not to think about it just yet.
I will be raising a glass with Uncle Sergej later.
Reply Mervi
12:28 PM on April 6, 2020 
Dear friends! I hope you're all doing fine! I've been spending time 'hunting news' for KWM. What a pity we can't follow the polar bear babies in personal reports. However, many zoos are showing photos and videos in FB and other forums so I must do my research there.

Ludmila - I hope Uwe is OK! I wish him a speedy recovery!

Dave - We have no frost here - the weather gurus predict a very warm weather for the next few days.
Reply DAVE
10:44 AM on April 6, 2020 
Good Morning.

A nice sunny day here and the temperature has already climbed to 6C. We had a heavy frost overnight. Lots of people are planting their gardens already, but it's not advised to do that until May. We will get frosts most of April, so the plants will have trouble.

It's back to house cleaning today. I will finish my office then go for a walk.

Ludmila - I hope that Uwe will be OK.

Have a magnificent Monday.
Reply Mervi
8:16 AM on April 6, 2020 
Good day! Guten Tag! I've been waiting for the delivery of Nalle's food and finally it came. :D

I wish everybody a good start of the new week! I'll write more later - I have to fix some things before that.
Reply Dumba
6:07 AM on April 6, 2020 
HANGBUIKZWIIN (ha-ha, wenn man's weiss, kann man's auch ohne die Uebersetzung zu suchen ziemlich leicht erkennen, was das heiÃ???t ;-) )

(see Backroom! . . . so ein suesses Gluecksschweinchen! . . . Koennen wir brauchen, nicht!?)
Reply Dumba
5:58 AM on April 6, 2020 
PATRICIA ROBERTS - "9:42 PM on April 4, 2020 - . . . blue tit and the big tit"

" . . . . these must be two females being free from their nest and breeding (while the males take over) and then coming to you for food (and remember that I told that they were eating all the time). And so, when it is becoming too dark to both fly back to their nest (by the way, Ronald had made a lot of breeding boxes in the sheep meadow, well actually, also here in the garden, and in the garden where the hangbuikzwijntjes zijn â?? hihihi â?? some translation work to do)."

Thank you very much for this CHARMING exxplanation of RONALD (your brother?).
Now I have to look for a possibility of TRANSLATION :-))))
Reply Dumba
5:45 AM on April 6, 2020 
BRITTA-GUDRUN - Bei uns Ehrenaemtlern haben inzwischen digitale meetings begonnen (ZOOM, Skype, WhatsApp), um moeglichst den Schuelern digitalen Unterricht anbieten zu koennen. Ic . . . h fuerchte allerdings, dass ich da passen muss, weil ich einen so langsamen PC habe und oldy-maessig 0-vertraut mit Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp bin und auch kein smartphone/iphone habe, somit auch schon die ersten zwei digitalen meetings verpasst habe, obwohl sich eine Kollegin sehr bemueht hatte, mir a) ein smartphone zu beschaffen und b) nach vertraulichem Erhalt all meiner technischen Detail-Angaben zu meinem Notebook und Wlan (das ich selbst noch nie be-/genutzt habe) Zugang zu verschaffen. . . . Hat nicht geklappt. . . . Und ehrlich gesagt: Auf Stress, der absehbar waere, bin ich so gar nicht mehr scharf! Ommi eben!

Mir ist's uebrigens - bis jetzt - trotzdem in keiner Weise langweilig!
Reply Dumba
5:30 AM on April 6, 2020 
Today - under normal circumstances - would be a happy day for any of the pupils:
EASTER-holidays! But in times of the Corona virus, may be they would be even more happy
IF this were the "BACK TO SCHOOL - DAY"!?

LUDMILA - All the best for UWE and your complete family. Hopefully it will show to be just a 'normal cold'! . . . In any case: speedy recovery!