And also first time I work in a wedding
20.07.2013 - 18.08.2013 27 °C
I guess I left you off saying that we were moving and that I was gonna work in an East Indian wedding...
So.. wedding first.. July 20th... It was their fourth and last day of celebrating the wedding. Apparently Indians have their wedding celebrations going over days, even weeks! Imagine how much money they spend on this! And how much booze they drink during those days! Oh man are they having fun?!
It was cool seeing a wedding from a different culture. I really liked looking at all the different dresses the girls were wearing. Indian dresses are so beautiful! And so colorful.
They had an amazing wedding cake!
It's got five layers, all different cakes, and it's shaped like a peacock. In the background you see the table up on the stage where the married couple are supposed to sit. Different from what I'm used to, here the married couple sit on display up on a stage.
The room where they all were sitting was beautifully decorated!
They also had a really nice ice sculpture. If you look at the sides of it you see a tube inside the ice on both sides. Those are for drinks. You pour the drink in at the top and it comes out at the bottom. That was pretty cool.
We all also got Indian food for lunch after they had all eaten. Through out the evening I made some tips. It wasn't crazy, but $17.50 is not too bad. That's like 100 kr. After all it was an open bar, so no one had to pay for their drinks, and we are not allowed to have a tip jar, because we get gratuity (that means we get "tips" paid along with our paycheck later on).
So, this same day, we were also moving out of Matts parents place. Yea, I know, I'm kind of writing it in the wrong order.. but I don't care!
While packing the day before, Geoff found some old stuff.....
Matt & Geoff got up really early this (Saturday) morning to get a moving truck. There were some unexpected problems with getting the truck. The night before moving, Geoff got a phone call saying that they couldn't get the truck they had ordered after all! So they had to call another company to get a truck, on a Friday night. They fortunately got one, but when they were gonna go get it in the morning, they had more trouble. The truck was not where it was supposed to be, the place opened a couple of hours later than they had been told, they couldn't keep it for as long as they had been told, and they had to do a lot of extra driving because of all this bullshit. When they finally got the truck, they quickly got it loaded to do a dump run (getting rid of a lot of junk), and after that they loaded it up with most of their stuff.
I helped out with some carrying and some cleaning, and then I went to work. When I called Matt about picking me up from work at 2 in the morning, they were still not done. They were still unpacking and sorting and organizing. Still working until he left to pick me up at 3 am.
The nice thing was that we didn't go back to his parents place that night, but we slept at our new place for the first time. And it was wonderful. I could finally sleep in the same bed as my boyfriend!
Spaghetti and ground beef for dinner!
We have now lived here for a little over four weeks, and it's great. There are still a few things we are missing, like a mop or a washing machine, or most of our dishware. We have the most important stuff (except from the washer), so we manage just fine. We just got scissors the other day!
There are still a few boxes around the house, but the guys are working a lot, so I don't expect them to get all that stuff out of the way right away. We recently got tables, and Geoff finally got his bed just a couple of days ago (he's been sleeping on the couch for a month now)!
There is one thing I don't like about this place tho. We have pets. Rather unwillingly. Our little visitors are ants, and they seem to like me. One day it was on a glass we had in the bedroom, the other day it was on my pants when I was sitting in my bed. I have seen some on the kitchen counter, and a couple of days ago one just happened to pop up on my computer when I was using it! The other morning was the worst... I thought I could feel something crawling on me in my bed. I couldn't find anything at first, but when I felt it again, I found an ant on my shoulder. Some days later I saw one coming towards me on my pillow when I opened my eyes! They are in my bed! >.<
I'm not happy about that! We just got some ant traps, but also when it's getting colder they will disappear.
Sushi time! Mmmmmm YUM