As part of doing a RAK, I accepted a call from a stranger who was worried about her daughter coming to the UK for her studies. They had no accommodation booked, and the young girl was arriving in three days. I told them she could stay with us until she gets housing. Her mom was on top of the moon on hearing that. Meanwhile, I found her a PG and informed the girl and her family. But they wanted her to have a look before making a decision. The young lady landed at our house with a lot of gifts. We supported her as much as we could – from booking taxis, public transport, shopping, etc.
Finding suitable accommodation was challenging: near the university was expensive and involved self-catering while other places required her to travel some distance. And she changed her mind almost every day! On one occasion, we were all packed and at the door of the prospective PG when she changed her mind. As the PG belonged to a friend, I was both embarrassed and upset and wondered what I should do next. But I took a deep breath, telling myself that whatever happens, happens for a reason. And the very next day she finalised a room at a hostel near the university and moved there. I packed her off with a lot of goodies and love, as we are the only ones she knew here.
I see her next at Diwali. And as for my friend who offered the PG, I have a lovely saree for her as part of my apology.
Do the best you can and keep calm.