Wednesday, November 24, 2010

day 2

The grounds at our guesthouse:


Isn't it lovely? So much nicer than a regular city hotel and they provide meals for us, too.


We met up with the broker today and took a look at a few available rentals. We got to see some of the areas of the city this way and that was really interesting. Lucky for us, the weather is gorgeous, in the high 80's (31C) and very pleasant, so driving in a cab for a few hours is not bad. (Well, besides the fact that no one obeys any of the traffic signals at ALL. They might as well not exist--terrifying!)
Today, the time difference* is hitting us all hard and none of us slept more than a few hours last night. The kids were as cheerful as could be all morning, though, so we really shouldn't complain. There was one moment around 3:30 this morning, however, when BR burst into tears. I tried to find out what was wrong, but he was inconsolable for a good while. We finally were able to make out what he was saying in between sobs: "It's because you said there is no cheese in India!"
(*correction to what I said yesterday: Kolkata time= ET + 10.5 hours, which means MT + 12.5 hrs.)

6 comments:

beth said...

i'm so glad the kids are doing so well! It's fun to wake up and check the blog, since you guys are so far ahead of us in the day. The place you're staying looks great. We're praying for you!

lepetitprince said...

no cheese in India? Seems like BR would love visiting to France.
your environment looks paradisiac.enjoy!

kate-monster said...

I would be inconsolable if there wasn't any cheese to be found for an entire subcontinent, so I feel ya, BR :)

Anonymous said...

In your jet-laggedness, you are delusional. in Indya, we are having cheese but it is of a different sort to your 'cheese'. tell the little man to say,'Paneer'! ['CHEESE'] with a big smile and he will find remarkable results at any of our local shops...

clairesd said...

Ahh, paneer...So delicious, yes.
And we actually found cheddar (and all sorts of other western fare--pepperoni, pasta, fine wine and german beer) at a supermarket yesterday, wow!

p-roc's mom said...

wait, 10.5 hours?? why? that's bizarre.