It is weekend. In fact, half of Sunday is gone already.
It has been a whirlwind week.
Everyone has been just Busy, Busy, Busy! And consequently, tired.
We have been trying to keep up with reading your blogs but have hardly been leaving many comments.
We try to, but we are just too pooped out at the end of the day.
(I’m trying but I just can’t keep my eyes open a second longer)
Really sorry about that.
We do hope to be able to catch up in a few more days.
It has been worth it, though, in a way. Because many important things involved in our move to Delhi are getting settled.
It is quite a relief.
It is already very hot here and certainly no longer winter, though according to the calendar it is only just the end of January.
Yesterday was the most tiring of all days.
Daddy had to spend the entire day at the police station.
Oh! Don’t worry. He wasn’t in any trouble or anything.
You see, we might be selling our car. Nothing has been finalised but we might just sell it off here and go get a new one in Delhi.
Now, you need to get a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the State transport authorities for that, stating that there aren’t any dues or fines or cases pending against the vehicle you want to sell.
And just when Daddy needed to submit the original papers, he realised the Registration certificate was missing!!
All of us looked and looked and looked all over the house but we just couldn’t find it.
We found a number of ‘lost-since-time-immemorial’ things, which was all very good.
But that didn’t serve the purpose. The authorities just wouldn’t accept an application for an NOC without the original RC.
Daddy was convinced Mummy had kept it some place too safe and Mummy almost swore never to have ever laid her eyes on such a document!! (Note: the car is registered in Mummy’s name!!!)
No one pointed any fingers at us, but we would like you to know that we never ever fiddle with any important documents, even if something has been left lying about un-attended.
Yes, we do like to tear up cartons and stuff, but important papers? NEVER.
Ultimately, Daddy had to go apply for a duplicate to be issued. For that he needed to file a police complaint saying that original was lost.
The police were very, very sympathetic and co-operative but it took them forever to clear the formalities because they are just too busy!
Daddy sat there in the police-station and watched sad-faced detainees behind bars being interrogated, just like it happens in the movies!
Finally, the duplicate got issued and the transport authorities accepted our application. The NOC is supposed to come home by post in about a week. And then, if we decide to, we can sell off our car.
Thank Dogness, one job well done!
Today morning, we were getting ready to go out for a drive and Mummy looked in her purse to check if she had any cash inside.
And guess what???
There it was, the ORIGINAL RC!!!
None of us has ANY idea at all how it got inside her purse.
We haven’t yet figured out how to open Mummy’s purse though we always try to. So it couldn’t have been any of us who put it there.
Daddy believes Mummy missed it the day we were all looking for it and Mummy swears she NEVER saw it there before today morning.
And she had used this purse only just yesterday!!
Daddy vehemently denies ever getting near her purse. The question of his putting it there doesn’t arise, he says.
So the only solution to the mystery is that there lives a poltergeist in our home we cannot see!!
Daddy has named him ‘G’ and he swears it has nothing to do with Mummy’s name being Geetu!
We believe you, Daddy!
Now we only need to catch that poltergeist before he hides any more papers!
Ginger, Buddy n Shadow
Mummy writes under the pen name ‘Aksharaa’, she has always been, much before she started helping us write this blog. She just loves this name which means ‘alphabets’ in Hindi.
Talking of pen-names, there is someone very famous we would like to talk about. We will try and post sometime soon.
Do you know of any interesting or famous pen-names?