Take a rainy day. Take lots and lots of boxes. Take various heavy things like refridgerators and hospital beds and gas cylinders. And more boxes.
Now move them across from one place to the other - with ominous clouds over head. Clouds that start to show what they are made of as the afternoon wears on.
We did it.
We actually shifted all the stuff from our old Jeevan Sahara Kendra Centre to the amazing new digs we have at the Lok Hospital building.
It wasn't easy.
But is was fun.
Everyone pitched in.
Heavy stuff was loaded. Then unloaded. Then moved. Then moved again.
A patient trolley in our new JSK home was put to good use.
Many a back and other assorted muscles were sore the next day.
The shift saw our last 8 years of work boxed up.
And brought over.
A good amount of clearing up of the old Lok Hospital materials also took place.
And then our things were resorted and placed in their new homes.
Some of us had more fun doing this than others!
But at the end of the day - we had moved everything over to the new Jeevan Sahara Kendra Community Care Centre.
We were exhausted and happy and after a prayer of thanks dug into hot samosas and chai to finish off a memorable exercise.
Though the rain did come down - we had managed to put all the boxes in the truck for its first journey - and so were able to move everything over without any damage.
Though the next few days saw lots and lots of unpacking - we managed to do achieve our main goal - getting the clinic shifted in an afternoon - and being open for business on the next morning.
And so they came - our first patients being cared for at our new OPD in the Jeevan Sahara Kendra Community Care centre.
Moving in, and moving up!
Thanks for your prayers and best wishes - and thanks for the muscles provided by the JSK staffa and volunteers - and visiting med students (Ben, Erin and Prerana)!