The past two months have been a whirlwind. I had a number of experiences.
Before relocating to North Carolina, we had to move our stuff, clean the apartment, etc. We rented a 17'' U-Haul and drove down 220 miles each way. It was a wonderful experience - getting to know how the huge truck operators drive daily numerous miles to supply goods throughout the country.
The next day, I then drove my Civic from Blacksburg. I immediately noticed the comforts of driving a car as opposed to a U-Haul. Having a car in US makes life so easy - suddenly going to the grocery, getting to office daily, going places seems a lot more enjoyable - especially when you own a Civic.
Moving is a big pain and we tried to settle down as fast as possible. We bought a couch and cute coffee tables for our hall, lamps for the perfect lighting, grocery to feed the stomach, and on top of all, tennis gear to get started on serious fun!
Daily routines are now much better than college life..evenings seem more productive than just studying or working on thesis or merely surfing Internet. Instead, there is a whole gamut of things which we can do - gym, tennis, dining outside frequently, hanging out with friends and watching a movie over tea are some of the options.
This is the real world.. the 9 - 5 job and then fullto dhamal..
Soon we will fly to California for our training and then job life will pickup more pace with the project transforming from prototype to release phase coding. Looking fwd to lots of learning at NetApp .. have fun!