Sunday, January 27, 2013

Out of India

While I'm in India I'll be keeping track of events, adventures and stuff over at Stef Out of India. You will find me posting there starting in February, once I get a wifi connection sorted out.

I hereby solemnly swear to post many pictures and make you very jealous ;)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Another "last"

Today is my last day at work for the next five months! To say I'm excited about my Indian Adventure would be putting it mildly, to say the least.

The refrain in my head these last few days has mostly been something along the lines of "GAH!" and "Lalala!!!" and "Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-tah!!!" and other ridiculous exclamations.

That is all. (Too excited to focus on what I'm writing any longer.)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Last week in Montreal

Down to the final 7 day countdown!  Next Monday I leave for nearly a week of Chocolate, Cheese & Hysteria Therapy (aka Switzerland with my best friend.) Two weeks from today I'll be in India!  Woot!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Back "home"

What's that saying about "you can't go home?"  Well, I have but I haven't.  Having rented out my condo and the last minute change in departure date, somehow I find myself moved into my parents' house for two whole weeks before I leave for India.  My parents' house is not "home" the way the house in Lachine was "home", if you know what I mean.

My stay at what is jokingly referred to as the Titcombe B&B in NDG is off to a rough start.

Moving Day 1 & 2: Track slush and muck all over carpets and hardwood floors.
Day 1:  Wake up with fever, go to work, come home at lunch time and sleep all afternoon.
Day 2:  Blow a fuse drying my hair at 6am.
Day 3:  What could tomorrow possibly bring? I'm afraid I will overstay my welcome as a guest at the Titcombe B&B pretty fast if anything else happens ...

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Visa update?


Does this sound to you like my visa for India has come through:

"Processed application has been dispatched from the Operations hub to the Indian Visa and Consular Services Centre, Application Centre Montreal on 09-Jan-2013."

Yes? No? Maybe?

4:00pm - Update

"Your application is ready for collection at the Indian Visa and Consular Services Centre, Application Centre Montreal where you had submitted your application."

I think this means my visa is ready. I think.

6:42pm - Update

YES!  It was ready! I have it! I have my visa for India!  Woot!!!

India, here I come!  (After I buy my ticket (now that I know I can get in the country), of course.)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Another week down

Counting down like nobody's business and have crossed another week off the waiting list.

Trying hard to be patient. Not easy.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Coming together

Ever so slowly, things are coming together as I prepare for my 5 month stint in India.

Tonight I signed the lease to rent my condo for 3 months, with the option for an additional 2 months, if the guy needs it.  This is a huge, and I do mean HUGE, relief for me. It will make all things budget related that much more manageable while I'm gone.

Now if my visa would just come through, I'd be able to start breathing again.