I just finished a lovely, romantic, candlelit dinner. “Do tell,” I hear you saying. Well, my electricity has been out since this morning. Men from the electric company/department (I’m not sure how electricity is managed here) came tonight at 7:45 PM, pulled some wires, and determined the pole holding up my electrical wire is faulty. It was too late at that point for them to do anything, so they will return tomorrow morning to fix it. I went to the market today to buy a torch (aka flashlight) because I had a feeling this might be the outcome.
Oddly enough, this actually IS romantic (e.g.; idyllic) to me! Akin to my bus experience in coming to Palampur, I enjoy a bit of unexpected adventure. Let me tell you about my bus experience while I’m at it. I was meant to take a luxury overnight bus from
I sat through a meeting in Hindi today and was grateful for the Indian Canadian sitting next to me that translated the general gist of the conversation into English. We discussed a proposal for clean drinking water in Palampur. The water here is unpotable and too dirty to write about. In fact, I’m concerned my boiling and filtering plan may be ill-conceived. I’m not sure I want that water anywhere near my lips after what I heard today! I might get involved in developing a business plan for an ecotourism outfit to provide funds to maintain the water improvement project.Well, my candle is dwindling so I think it’s time for bed.
I hope the gecko wore his tuxedo to dinner...?
It all sounds amazing! WaMu misses you.
you sure know how to take the adventures He sends your way! Thanks for the reminder.
Reading through your text is oddly entertaining! I was laughing most of the time I was reading through it.
I don't mean to be mean.......but you are a very expressive author. I have friends of mine who write funny scripts for Hollywood talk shows, and boy, you beat them hands down.
Try not to let the minor things (5 inch spiders, possibility of swallowing geckos at night, power outages, bathroom related issues, buses with loud horns) get you down.....Enjoy these days to the MAX....you'll never get to experience things like this ever again in your life. That was the reason why you decided to go there afterall.......remember?
And keep up the good work with the blogs. I really enjoyed reading the last few.
Hope you are doing well Sarah.
As I read your blog I was reflecting on my daily complaints about minor inconveniences and giving myself a mental (a-hem!) kick in the behind! You're doing a very good thing. I love the self-talk about keeping an open mind!
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