Monday, January 08, 2007

Living the nomad life

It’s one thing to live out of a suitcase when you are a road warrior but it’s an entirely different issue when you are moving across the globe with your family. It’s been a week since we have landed in Bangalore and we are still several days (hopefully) away from moving into our new place. This has given us an opportunity to live life as nomads in a temporary service apartment.

We traveled with eight check-in and six carry-on bags. Have you ever tried to locate a tie or that special pair of socks or a game charger for a Nintendo DS in fourteen bags? I do not recommend this. I must admit that I have developed a lot of respect for gypsies, nomads and other traveling tribes that are moving continuously and setting up a different domicile every few months. I speak from personal experience – it is hard work!

Our landlord just informed us that our new place will not be ready for another week. This is disappointing news but we are hoping that all the work being done will be well worth the wait. On a positive note, I have just learned that this week is not an auspicious one for a move. Next week, the stars are in a much better alignment. So there is some good news out of this after all.

We are eagerly looking forward to the day where we are settled in our new place and life is a bit more organized and the kids are no longer tripping over pieces of luggage and I don't have to wear the same orange shirt to work every other day!


marsha said...

I know exactly what you are going through as we have experienced it several times. Good luck on your move to your new abode next week. You must be itching to get things sorted out so that you can lead a more normal life.

aanish said...

i don't think that all gypsies care about wearing a different shirt or finding a nintendo ds charger