It is barely 11:30 today, but already it has been a wonderful day! This morning we went and viewed a flat owned by an English professor and her retired husband that we loved and we have decided to take it. The owners live across the hall and are a very nice couple perhaps in their late fifties or early sixties who speak great English (which is a big plus to me!) The flat is on the second floor (considered the first floor because it is done above the ground floor.) There is a beautiful big kitchen with dishes, gas stove, and refrigerator. This is an upgrade from another place we looked at that had a few more rooms but was twice the cost, not including the fact that the owner said we must buy a refrigerator if we want one. It is a one bedroom apartment with a really nice, clean bathroom and a large living room with guest bed. There is also a spacious hallway with a table and a small patio. And there is also a washing machine we can use! Obviously we are very pleased and are happy to finally be able to settle in. We will hopefully move in tomorrow and set up Internet there within the week.
House hunting has taken up much of our time, but we have had some opportunities for fun. On Saturday, we went to a member's only club with some friends we met on our last flight who were visiting from Delhi. Last night, we went to a sitar concert with Aakash's guru which was nice. I could have done without the 45 minute lecture in Bangla at the beginning, but I can't have it all. We invited a British girl we met at the AIIS office a few days back. It's nice to both make friends and have someone to speak the English we are accustomed to.
So, there's the most current update. I will give you all our address when I have it on hand and I will of course update you all again. I feel my English is already becoming different from trying to communicate with Indians, so hopefully you can understand all that I've written. Know that Aakash and I think of all you all often and we hope you're well. Talk to you soon!