Sunday 17th April Update

Well time to give you an update. I am surprised that I didn’t write up on this yesterday in a post but I am just recovering from a very bad cold and sore throat. The weather in Kochi has been terrible since last month and it is so hot and humid right now that even the African natives in Kochi are going nuts. A Kenyan native told me on Friday that this place is hotter than anywhere he has been in Africa! That’s how fucking hot and humid its is. So I have been drinking lots of water with ice and that too at 3:30 or 4:30 am at home. Hence, I gotta a bad cold and sore throat.

As I was feeling ill at the office on Friday I left early, by 1:30 am, via an Uber and went straight to bed. I was so ill that could only manage to get up at 11:30 am on Saturday. And I felt miserable. There went my Saturday evening plans! I managed to stay upright on a seat for 90 minutes before I had a quick lunch and went back to lying in bed and I watched Star Wars : The Force Awakens. A good way to spend an afternoon sick. After that I watched a bit more tv before getting some coffee and spending the next few hours in front on the laptop watching Youtube before a dinner at 9pm and I went to sleep by 11.

Today my family and I moved from our apartment to a nearby apartment which my dad had bought way back in the late 1980s and which was gifted to my sister and her husband just after they got married. My sister and her husband and 3 kids plus Barfi the pug stay here and they also have a house in Chalakuddy. Anyways, since our elevator in the building is being replaced, and it will take atleast 2-3 weeks to get that done, we have moved temporarily to this apartment. The kids will stay with their grandmother (my brother in law’s mother) in her apartment in the 6th floor of the same building. I am not very happy about this arrangement but it’s ok for now I guess. I don’t want to have to climb 7 floors every day but also the maid won’t come to the apartment for cleaning and cooking and also the vegetable delivery guy, and any delivery guy for that matter, won’t come up.

So it’s an adjustment for a couple of weeks.