After much searching, we have sent over a deposit to stay in Tulip House during our trip over in December. It had all the boxes checked for laundry, a kitchen, western toilets, a shower with either a curtain or a door, close to M Block market, well within Kailash Colony, and they'll pick us up and drop us at the airport. Whew, what a relief!!!
This week, Harris has transformed into an Indian research machine! We had the argument that seemed inevitable on Tuesday of this week when I was sitting in the bedroom trying to fill out the visa application for the both of us. On that day, I had done the paperwork where you give the designees in case you die or have a problem making it to pick up the baby(ies). I had explained the situation to designee #2 and answered questions for about an hour ranging from, "Why India?" to, "What is the process for having the passport issued thru the US Embassy overseas?" I had scheduled Harris' appointment for infectious disease screenings, and found the link to research Tulip House.
Now, in the midst/wake of all that, Harris walks in and asks me how to get to the doctor's office. Instantly angry. Seriously, you've been there before, you know the name of the doctor, you have a computer, and a GPS - can't you figure that out on your own? Second question, "What tests do I have to get?" Saying nothing seemed like the most respectful response in this situation because what would have come out of me was less than respectful, polite, or helpful. I think I managed to say "read" or something along those lines.
Waiting until the next day, we had a conversation where he was able to see what the situation looked like from my perspective and since then he's become an A#1 Indian researcher. Even as I sit here now typing, he's looking for a restaurant that we can drive to and practice eating with our right hand only and try multiple dishes to see what we like. He's also called my mom (with Indian music playing loudly in the background) and left her a voicemail asking her to come to dinner with us - laughs and giggles all around during that! He went out and picked up coffee for us this morning before I was even out of bed to start our Saturday off right.
I love my husband. Now I remember why I'm going to the ends of the earth to have his baby. :-)