As I pen down my new journey , I will try my best not to hurt anyone or anything , accept what comes my way, learn to live and be the person I am.
I definitely miss California but hope Texas brings something good .
As promised I won't show my tears and gulp in any pain and stay happy go lucky ☺☺
My closed ones, you are always with me in every breathe I take and will think of the happy moments we spent ones, to overcome any sadness here. You change my weakness to Strength , honestly Double My Strength.
Blessed to have you all in my life 🙏🙏
ps: will be restricting this post to only Texan Experience .
Day 1 :-
Pouring rains and Mixed emotions :
With a warm c-off from the flight crew ,
we landed in our new destination - Destination Texas !
Pleasant weather made our beginning relaxed. Zee tv running in the room, we got ready for our 1st day adventure...Visiting friends .
1st few minutes on road -
following map and adjusting with the crazy turns 😰😰
2nd shopping at Wal-Mart - huge , overly crowded with Indians 🙄🙄 making you feel walking and shopping at Ameerpet. 😄😄
3rd - A warm welcome from the friends .. but surprisingly, parking near their house was the funniest part - just like any decent driver of California, we wanted to take a u-turn to park for the left side house.
But instead , we could just park on the left , left side of the car facing the curb .😛😛
It gave the feel of parking anywhere , anyway in India .
Yummy food , hours of non-stop chit chat, late night Chai, Mr.Tandon's hilarious series , made our 1st evening in Texas happy beginning .
But just then, heavy rain made the drive back bit risky on the new road.
5th - last but funny 😀 there was a car ahead and as we were waiting at the signal, two girls just opened the car, came out and started Dancing..
😂😂 They danced till the signal turned green .. funny, crazy, college goers 😀😀 May them keep chilling and enjoying life !
With the hope that Day 2 turns out equally good ... Adios Amigas !!
Day 2 :-
Anxiously we headed for Tribeca .. our new shelter .
Since it was pre-booked, we just hoped it meets what it shows . During the initial formalities , I came across another old friend and as the ladies open their mouth, poured in complaints of how small the apts are in real ... and never to trust any virtual touring . I took a step back when she said,"I hope you didn't do the same mistake ,sweety !"
Zipped - 🤐🤐
The tour started .. neat ambiance , clean veranda, but looked like - para bhadi☹☹
Apartments in Mumbai types .
As soon as the guide opened the door for us ..
Where are we, what are we in, is it an Apt in "Texas" , is this the one we booked , are you kidding us 😲😲
The friend's words kept ringing ... why did we book online .. regardless of our need ... ufff
Disappointed... Adjustment begins ... Apt sucks 😫😫
We asked for adjustments but have to wait for the Mgr to agree ...
With disrespect towards virtual booking, we headed looking for any other apartment available and decent enough for our furniture to fit in.
Every look clearly said, throw away couch and dare if you unpack many .
All settlements shifted to the next day ...
We wanted a familiar place to have lunch - PEx.was our closest and best option ... a good meal gave some relaxation .
Spent rest of the evening , switching channels and enjoying random tv shows.
Wanted to ended the night early, to gear up for another adventurous day - good or bad, we have to deal with it ...
Buenas noches 😴😴
Day 3 :-
Day 4 :-
Just like every dog has it's day, seemed like it was ours . Thinking about all the pros n cons, we decided to move into the individual house we had listed. There was a sign of relief on both of our faces and kids were super excited over the new adobe.
Their criteria were equally met - stairs inside, separate bedrooms for all, wood flooring, etc etc ....
We were glad we got an Independent house on Independence Day and the house number added to #1 .. Touchwood , let the happiness sustain !
Day ended with sharing the good news with near and dear ones , who knew our frustration :P
Singing off for the day ...
Oyasumi ... Shhhhhh .....
Day 5 :-
Seems like our perspective about this place is changing :) The world was celebrating Lord Krishna's birth .. it was Natdostav ! We went to a newly built Radha Krishna temple and seeked Blessings! Pious and delicious Prashad Sevan added flavor to our evening and it was a happy ending for the day...
Jai Shri Krishna 🙏🙏
Things were falling in place . An auspicious day and time was decided for accepting the keys to the new house, time to enter , perform a Small Puja ..
But the stupid jump start was annoying .. Had to get it fixed .. went to the Auto shop , changed the car battery and spent around five hours shopping school supplies.
Tired , returned to the room .. some healthy dinner and I am off for the day ..
You too have a good sleep ...
Shuv Ratri 😴😴