Monday, May 12, 2014

Five months later, a weekend

Since we started remodeling our house nearly six months ago, there hasn't been a single relaxed weekend - thanks to us not being able to spend anytime together at the said house during weekdays. If it were not for parents around, especially mom, it would have been a disaster of epic proportions what with two kids and us having to be out on the streets/at site almost all of Saturday and Sunday.

But its nearly done now. Even since we moved in a month ago, its been a myriad set of workers coming in everyday, making the place a royal mess by evening and the younger one getting all dirty and dusty at the end of the day. Weekends continued to be spent setting up the place, shopping, cleaning and what not.

Finally this past weekend we were able to sit back a bit. First half of Saturday and Sunday were both relaxed. Saturday evening of course, again there was workers and mess and what not, but morning was just lazy which I loved. Sunday morning we also managed to go swimming. Thanks to Bangalore's climate-controlled climate, water in the pool was deliciously cool, not cold, not warm, the same temperature as the air and so very comfortable to get in and out. The younger one enjoyed splashing around in the water and the older one finally got into the pool and walked around. He always used to sit at the edge of the water, never once stepping inside all these years!

The weekend ended with the most unexpected surprise shoe purchase I have ever made in my life, so all is well :)

This evening, despite being a workday evening where I usually never step out, I took the older one to a local fair. He sees that every day on our way to work/school and back and yesterday we were running out of time for our dinner out so I promised him I'd take him today so off we went. He had his first real rides like the break dance one where the cars zip zap in every direction suddenly and I think he took it fairly well. Here is hoping he becomes a dare-devil where amusement park rides are concerned! :)

Overall, been back to a regular gym routine since my first one was born nearly five years ago. All these years, it was ad hoc workouts, aerobics, Kinect sports - whatever I could do. When I started going to the gym once we moved here, at the clubhouse, I felt the joy surging through me - I never realized I was missing a proper gym workout regime so much all along! That is a 14 year love affair one can hardly get out of the system I guess ;)

Finally, the satisfaction of seeing the house shape up (ever so slowly but still, shape up). With every passing day, it is more joyous to be living here and I am beginning to enjoy the house, it is like a slow and steady love, much like when you have kids! The happiness of having taken something and transformed it into something we wanted, how we wanted and just the way we wanted, while working within the challenges of an existing structure, and yet pushing the boundaries is really inexplicable :) This is the second time we've remodeled our house, and I think we are slowly getting to be pros at it ;) From the last time to now, we have seen how our tastes have refined, gotten better hopefully, but evolved for sure. Overall, a very satisfying experience, although it has drained us out completely - it is going to take at least a couple of months to recover I guess!


Anonymous said...

you went to living in apartments ?

DivSu said...

@Anonymous - no :)

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