Day 15

May 29

Came in to work at 7 am as I had to make up the time I took to go out today.

But I need to go to the main bank branch to get my clearance certificate and that is in the middle of the Financial district, where, there is no parking and how am I going to manage it ?

Two hours, later, I am back at my desk, I went, got the certificate and came back all safe, and sound, without any hassle.

From home, the news is that maybe, just maybe daughter 1’s admission may come through and we may have a Pathologist in the family- perhaps the first one so.

A sick kitten, one of the 9 outside. He has not been eating for two days. I found him lying huddled up under the front tyres of my neighbor’s car, just waiting to get crushed. Brought him inside and force fed some dried cat food.

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Found a box and lined it with an old towel, he promptly went off to sleep.

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Perked up a little now. Can’t find out what the problem is. He seems to be telling me something with his mews but I don’t know.

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Two hours and a nap later, he wants out of the box.

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Finally on the computer table as I work.

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Day 14

May 28

Today was the day I had to go to get my Quantiferon and C-Xray results.

I wondered how I was going to manage it. My appointment was at 10:30 am. Work was at 7:30 am – how could I go out in between ?

At 9:30 I finished a meeting with the Dean of Research and then I was allowed to go. There’s no parking anywhere near the CDC building. So I parked on the opposite side of the road near a prominent supermarket and took a cab to the CDC- that worked and I was on the dot for the appointment.

Both tests turned out normal and my medical tests and immunizations were done. Hallelujah !

Now its time to go to the bank to get a bank clearance document – so I can take it to my university and they can credit my last salary into my account. I wonder if they will allow me to keep this account open while I am gone.

The customer service person said it will take 45 days for a credit card to be cancelled and all verifications done so clearance document only after 45 days which does not suit me at all. Tomorrow I need to figure out how this can be done.