And.. I am Back!


It’s been too long that I have been missing around here! I know! I actually wrote two posts in between, didn’t have the time to complete it and wanted to save it as draft. But the new WordPress layout kept saying “Saving” for a really long time and then I closed the window, only to see the posts weren’t saved at all! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Can someone please tell me how do I go back to old classic WordPress layout? Is there such an option? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A lot has happened in the time that went by. Let me start with the latest and most important news. We moved!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! We shifted to the new house last Wednesday. After days and days of us packing, theย  Movers & Packers guys had so much more left to pack! They made two trips to shift everything and put everything in the respective floors. But the bad part was that they needed their cartons immediately. So we had to rip open the cartons and pour the contents here and there in the available places and whole house was a mess. We cleared it up to a certain extent but will take a really long time for things to fall into place. While we are struggling with the huge amount of dust that magically appears everyday, there is still a happy feeling in the pit of the stomach, of being in OUR home. All the hard work seems to have paid off. ๐Ÿ™‚

While things were going good at this home front, trouble was brewing at the maternal home front. The house actually belongs to my grandfather and had been registered in his name all along. While all his sons and their families have stayed there for different periods of time, over the years. We were the only people who have stayed there all along. We shifted there, when they needed support. My dad and my first uncle spent a lot of effort and money in constructing the top floors. I spent 25+ years there and that has always been the only home for me. The other two uncles who were young then and haven’t spent a dime on its construction or maintenance, now come and demand their share. They are having financial problems for various reasons. They didn’t care a bit for their elder brothers’ advice so far. Now they come and ask my mom to vacate the house, so they can sell it and get their share of the money!:-x It seemed like they were just waiting for a year to be complete since my dad’s death and for the ceremonies to be over, so they could bring this up!

After multiple rounds of discussion and the first uncle holding a strict resolve of not allowing the house to be sold, the matter is now on hold. They have been given options of how their problem can be solved. While we have been insisting that Mom moves closer to us, this behavior of the uncles, has sort of made it obvious that we have the make the move some time soon. What affected us the most was how they picked on each one of us and spoke badly, just because they are in need of money! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Work is being weird as is mostly the case with all my jobs. I wonder how such strange things seem to happen only to me. Well.. It’s a long story, about which I will do a post some day. The work is not interesting or educating and am already bored with it. Apart from that there are certain organizational changes happening in the Business Unit, which includes our project team too. With all this and the commute time which has increased much more, with us shifting, I just feel like quitting all over again! :-/

I haven’t been able to read much or craft much due to all the time constraint. But I was happy to see that I have read a total of 21 books in the year so far and there are so many more in my shelf, waiting to be read. ๐Ÿ™‚ Me and sister started crocheting a blanket for each other. She has made a good amount of progress and I am not even through by a quarter. Need to get on with it, once the house is in place.

I have a huge list of unread posts on my Reader, which I have to catch up with. Having no internet connection in the new house is not helping at all! :-/

What have you people been upto? Hope to see you around!

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Bikramjit says:

    FIrst of all a big congrats on the move, yayyyyyyyyyyyyy to that ๐Ÿ™‚ CONGRATULATIONS

    OH MY GOD I would say after hearing the problems at maternal house, I am facing that right now myself , will be posting soon but mine is in the paternal side.. so i can understand what you going through … it is sad when such things happen in a family ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you Bikram! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope your problems too get solved soon…

  2. greenboochi says:

    Great to hear about your move Arch. I know the move is such a tedious task and I cant even thinking about putting all the stuff at the right places. Its so so tiring. But in the end, you will all be so happy ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have seen these family fights over property in my family and extended family may a times. Its so so sad . Over the time, people forget relationships, love, affection and everything – only money stands out. Forget being family, they can atleast try and show some courtesy to your mom – give her some time. Sigh.

    1. Arch says:

      Thanks GB! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Precisely my point.. Couldn’t they wait for a while more, atleast so that my mom can get better?!

  3. Mi says:

    Congratulations for moving into your very own space…. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Family problems are there everywhere. I wonder why do we have to go through all this. . It is disheartening. For us, our grandfather always encouraged our parents to live in a nuclear set up. To each his own. Else it is very difficult when there are 4-5 brothers, all looking to divide the same property.. I hope it becomes better.. I know these hassles drain you out of energy and zeal.

    Good to see ur post after such a long time! ๐Ÿ™‚ put pictures once u are done setting up! ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Arch says:

      Thanks Mi! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Seriously.. I wish my grandfather had done whatever was required back then itself!

      I will surely do a picture post when I click some pictures. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs right back!!

  4. Enjoy the new home! Can feel the excitement in your words:-) Yeah!
    Also sorry to hear about ugly property wars on the home front..hope you can get your mom close to you soon.

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you Pop! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Tatsat says:

    Yes, I have been meaning to say that as well. Put some colours in your blog Arch. Some pictures would lighten up your space. Moreover, who knows you might discover something about yourself doing that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Is the place big enough for having uninvited friends over- the ones who don’t seem to go away? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Arch says:

      I will surely add pictures when the house is in good shape ๐Ÿ˜‰

      And of course! The house is definitely big enough to have friends over, anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Mi says:

      iss bahane Bangalore aaoge!! ๐Ÿ™‚ come come!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Tatsat says:

        You must be staying at some PG with no-guys-inside regime. Tumhaare ghar toh aa hi nai sakta koi. I think Arch will give this poor man shelter,as and when that happens ๐Ÿ˜› Wahin aa jana tum bhi and then we can get drunk with BG’s permission ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Mi says:

          Marwao… Bas.. Arch ke ghar me kyu gandagi… Sab toit chalenge… Brewery hai

        2. Arch says:

          drunk? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      2. Arch says:

        Tu log bas ek dusre ko dilli-bangalore bulate raho bas! Aao-jao mat. ๐Ÿ˜›

        1. Mi says:

          ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

        2. Tatsat says:

          Am unemployed. Shaastron k anusaar, you can’t blame me. Its her who is sitting on truckload of money and not coming here ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Congrats Arch for moving to your new house. Must be stressful but I am sure the happiness of living in your own house surpasses everything. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can totally understand about relatives. My dad was cheated out of his own property by his brother. I don’t know how people can live peacefully after cheating others.
    Good to have you back!

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you AK! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh god! Cheated by his own brother? Makes us question every relationship isn’t it?

  7. Deboshree says:

    It’s great to have you back! Please don’t go away for too long. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope things get better at the workplace. Sometimes, we get so stuck in the drudgery of life that we fail to appreciate so much else that’s on offer. I feel like that too sometimes. Please do that post – would love to hear your thoughts.

  8. Welcoem back Arch! Super news heLidya! Congrats and best wishes. Ella oLLedaagli ๐Ÿ™‚
    Apart from some virtual hugs and lending a ear, I don’t know what to say.. I don’t understand feud over property.. I hope the peace lasts.

    1. Arch says:

      Thank you Kismi! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yeah I hope so too…

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