Day 15: The best

the best

That night when K and I shifted to a new home together after our wedding, I wanted to take charge, and do some simple ceremonies (boiling the milk till it overflows being on of them). The gas connection was due the next day only. To our luck, the plug of the induction stove did not match the socket. We ran to a 24 hr store quite far away and K fixed it but not without an episode of short circuit. And then we realized that the milk failed to boil and spill over. We tried with the limited utensils we had and finally realized that the vessel meant to be used hadn’t been tried. Even then, the milk boiled furiously and while we prayed hard, just a few drops spurted over. The ecstasy we felt at 4 A.M. in the morning after having stayed awake all night to do this – unparalleled. Easily one of the best nights ever.

Folks folks folks! Happy Independence day πŸ™‚ I was grumpy in the morning for not being able to sing a patriotic song at the university assembly like before 😦 And that awesome kesari bath and upma and jalebis. Sigh!


  1. My Era · August 15, 2013

    A very Happy Independence Day to you too Toffee.
    Wow! quite an experience just to make milk boil over, when it obliges on most days much against our will πŸ˜‰

    • kismitoffeebar · August 15, 2013

      Ya πŸ™‚ You are absolutely right there! Well, another instance of not trying too hard to want something, I guess πŸ™‚

  2. Destination Infinity · August 15, 2013

    You sing songs also is it? Multi-talented, you are πŸ™‚ Happy Independence day to you, as well (Ah, I made it before 12 AM) πŸ™‚

    Destination Infinity

  3. kismitoffeebar · August 16, 2013

    Thanks DI πŸ™‚ I love singing. And that patriotic fervour gives you a high, no?

  4. wanderlustathome · August 16, 2013

    lol! reminded me of our first day when I had everything ready and realized that there was no lighter or even a match box πŸ˜€

  5. pixie · August 16, 2013

    Happy Independence Day to you too Kismi!!

    I remember boiling the milk over when we moved to our first home too!! and K had stood with a washcloth ready to wipe away the milk! LOL!!

    • kismitoffeebar · August 16, 2013

      He he thanks Pixie! πŸ™‚

      LOL – It would have been much easier if we had the gas connection πŸ˜› But not half as much fun!

  6. Yash the PolymathGeek · August 16, 2013

    What was that quaint little saying? Ahh.. yes.. “A watched pot never boils :)”

  7. The Girl Next Door · August 19, 2013

    It is these little mishaps that make a much-awaited occasion all the more memorable. πŸ™‚
    Enjoyed reading the story of your first day at your new house. πŸ˜€

  8. Visha · September 4, 2013

    I visualized the entire scene and felt your anticipation πŸ™‚ Finally seeing something you so worked hard for, that feeling is just awesome

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