As previously told, we were evicted at the last moment from the guest house and are now in our new “permanent home.” However, our items have been delayed again and we are told they are FINALLY on their way from China as of 5/30/2013! WOO! That means we should have our stuff in just under a month.
Such a long time to wait for a cargo ship!
It has been two months since we left the US and we packed our stuff up back March 21/22nd, so it has been a while since we had normalcy.
Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the best for any of us. My husband’s job is crazy. In fact, one of the HR guys came in and apologized to him for lying to him! Then went and told him to find him on linkedin, so basically this guy is leaving soon. Apparently in India you give a three month notice, so this guy is probably on his way out. Many internal HR guys in India are more like the recruiters in the US – they get paid to get you in, not to make sure you’re doing well. The guy was actually afraid to walk into my husband’s office because of all the B-S he has put up with thus far.
Our new set up
So this means we have a 3 bedroom, hall, and a kitchen. Our maid’s room is actually storage for the owner, so Swapna doesn’t really have a room. She seems comfortable with it, but I am not. More on that in another post
So I do have internet again, which means I’ll try to get more updates going. Writing is a release for me so it definitely helps me process and keep going and also chronicle this move.
We came here thinking 4-5 years. Now we’re definitely thinking not so much. We signed a 22 month lease, but apparently you can break your lease after 6 months and get your deposit back (ours was around 6 months rent). But due to “stay” clauses we will be here for likely 2 years. Because of this, we’re sorta glad we didn’t get a vehicle right away. We would have bought new and then we’d lose a lot more money in the long run in this, the perhaps, not the best idea I’ve ever had, incident