23.10.06

reasons to celebrate!

We found a flat! It surpassed our expectations, and I've been wanting to post about it, but we've been questioning if we were actually going to get it up until today. But, tomorrow husband is signing the 2 year lease. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom place on the ground floor so it stays pretty cool. There's a tiny yard for Chini in the front, and the back patio opens up to a park. I love the kitchen, and there's an area for the washing machine so both baths are actually usable. And the spare bathroom has some tiles with camels on it, and frankly, that's just fun. Here are just a few pics, mainly of the outside because the inside still needs a bit of cleaning and prep before our November 1 move in date. It's a 3 story house and our flat is the one on the ground floor (first floor to the American eyes). This house was shown to us on my birthday, and I just know it is a gift from above.







This is the view when we open our back gates. Of course the tree debris will soon be gone. :)


Also this past weekend was the big Festival of Lights. We celebrated with some of our coworkers with taco soup, queso, and crackers...as in fire. Crackers are pretty much the biggest part of this festival, and we didn't want to miss out. Husband turned into a big kid, finding creative ways to light these questionably safe crackers in the street. At one point, a man with a very loud drum came by and played us some mood music which we enjoyed, some of us more than others -ahem, husband- and because my camera's flash was off all the pics look like there are just ghosts in them. The drummer wanted money, and then some other drummers came by for their money, although they had yet to play. When they began asking for money, I asked, "What did you do?" and they responded, "We played the drums!" Oh those tricky silent drums.



The Ghost of Husband dancing for Festival of Lights

5 comments:

emily said...

yea for your new flat! what part of town is it in? can't wait to come see you in it. I do love Manali, but once in a while I have a moment of remembrance for our good times together in Shimla.

Domino said...

Whoa-oh! Check out that park! Nice! And hooray for Chini's yard! I'm sending good-moving vibes! haha- I just ended every sentence with an exclamation point! Wow, that's some kind of exclaiming!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I love the flat. I can't wait to see the inside once you have it all set up. You'll definately have to post more pics. It sounds like you guys have been very blessed, and I know you will do great things in the capital city. The Festival pics were really neat!

Anonymous said...

Hey! I love the flat. I can't wait to see the inside once you have it all set up. You'll definately have to post more pics. It sounds like you guys have been very blessed, and I know you will do great things in the capital city. The Festival pics were really neat! Sneds

Sneds said...

that last post was from me! :)