Monday, 10 December 2012

Chennai Bound

For the past two weeks, I have worked from home in Tiruvannamalai. One week was the Deepam festival and it was very difficult to come and go from Tiru due to the crowds in town; I also wanted to see the fire lit on Mt. Arunachala and experience being in Tiru during this major festival.

The following week I contracted a nasty ear infection and was just too run down to travel. Thank goodness I was able to rest as much as possible, go to the doctor (twice) and still keep up with work. I have to say that this was one of the more painful ear aches I have ever had in my life; I am not prone to ear infections so not being able to hear was difficult and it was difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in at night due to ear pain. Anyway, I am all better now and head back in to the city at 5:30 am.

I am a technical writer so much of my day is spent editing technical documents that come across my desk. It's not the most exciting work in the world, but my skills seem to find me a job more often than not. I was able to find a job in India and get a work visa, so I am lucky in a lot of ways.

It looks like the weather will be nice this week...no cyclones anyway. Tomorrow I say goodbye to rural India for a few days. More from Chennai.