Sarcastically happy

* Even though your mixie has died on you, managing to prepare a last minute masala dal kichdi for lunch

* Rushing to office while the hair’s still wet and the car breaks down and you have to take an auto and Yayyy the hair s super dry by the time you reach to work.

* On the way to office, you stop by at the tailor’s because she’s calling you for measurements since a week and there you find you’ve gained weight as she notes that last month’s measurements do not match today’s. So the new dress will fit perfectly to the new ehmmmm you! 

* Thinking to yourself that your time isn’t good right now and taking a look at the wrist watch that was gifted by the husband back during college and double check it only to find, it has stopped ticking. So no more thinking about bad times, yo! 

* On the way back, stuck in traffic for more than an hour, counting your blessings and contemplating how lucky you are, because thank God the traffic has reduced the number of hours you will be alone home waiting for the husband to reach.

The week can’t get any better πŸ™‚ 

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One year

It’s been one year of living under the same room with B. 😍☺️

One year since my home became ‘Amma Veedu’.

One year of failed kitchen experiments n disasters.

One year of managing financial matters n failing miserably at it

One year of love, fights, mistakes, laughter and mischief.

One year of making plans n never executing them.

One year of less, very less shopping 😭😭😭😭

One year of less books and more of Instagram

One year of short and rushed visit to  our parents’ homes. 

One year !!! 

5 Things your Landlord doesn’t tell you

You move in to a new city, look up for places to rent in paper ads and mobile apps. You call some, you check few and finally agree upon one place and decide to spend your next few months/years in there. How truthful is your house broker/landlord.. Or should I put how much is hidden in his/her words..

1. Walkable distance from X and Y.

Almost all the ads would have the above phrase. X and Y could be a school, hospital , bus stop or railway station. But in reality, it is definitely not an easy-5mins-walk in the hot scorching sun. There will umpteen left turns and rights turns that your office cab-wala would burn you with his eyes when he picks you up.

Oh! this is near?!

2. 24 hours of good drinking water.

‘We have bore water that is as sweet as mineral water and it is available almost the whole day’. The ‘almost’ here is an exaggeration. Come summer and you will know that your only source is packaged mineral water.

3. Ten months of rent = advance

‘Bhai, Ye to aapka money hai. Advance amount will be returned back to you when you leave, so don’t mind it’.

You get shocked about the bigg advance you have to arrange for. But your landlord assures you it is relatively very small compared to what others in that locality demand for, because he s a very ‘good’ person. Somehow you convince yourself, it’s your money when you vacate the house. But the surprise in stock for you is need-to-repaint, house-not-clean, that ‘hardly noticeable’ wall crack because of the nail you had hit and many such reasons from the Landlord to swallow up the advance.

When you know the advance you will get

When you know the advance you will get

4. Maintenance and repairs

‘One call, if you have any problems’.

Either he doesn’t pick up or picks up and feigns shocks about the thing not working/broken. He argues and makes you believe that it was indeed in good condition before you came into the picture and You have done something. Oh, it’s your fault and definitely your money that goes into repair.

And the biggest of all,

5. Hot and in demand!

‘You know you are the fourth to enquire about this place for rent, since morning. The place is in high demand. Hurry up and decide ‘yes or no’.

I’ve got nothing to explain about it. Just that, this creates a sort of an urgency in the minds of the to-be-tenant and if the wife is also there, it becomes a sort of competition to get the place.

I’m sick and tired of house hunting. Yes, I’m about to move in to a new place because of tooooo many problems with the current one. Hence the above post! 😀