Wednesday, April 24, 2013

House shifting - close to dream home!

There are many toughest jobs in the world and house shifting is one of the hardest and beyond transporting things, there are certain things need to be addressed alongside the postal address on subscribers, ration card, LPG cylinder, telephone, net… to cause immense trouble. Unlike transporting the home appliances that takes one or two trips to load and unload, the change in address and connections are an unending annoy and tiresome take more than a week or sometime a month to settle. Those who are constantly transferred according to their job placement could well understand the toughness of reconnecting but for the only second time yet to be relocated doesn't matter much though leaving a familiar place and replacing things aren't easy.

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Yes, we are shifting our house to an adjacent area from the current location in Thiruvanmiyur; Kottivakkam is a suburb included with the Chennai Corporation lately. It’s been more than seven years we shifted from our native home in Adyar to buy an apartment flat in Thiruvanmiyur, esp. for the comfort of mine who found difficult residing in a first floor, now moving to even more comfort  and spacious home. First time we are going to a rental, as well individual house excites me. I know it is not that easy to adjust to a new environment and strange neighborhood but I hope things won’t be different hence we get practice with things will only used to get better.

There wasn't much urge to shift our home, but we go on wanted for an individual home since we get to know there are few available in an area which I have passed many time going to Palavakkam beach. I too wished it would have been nice having a home there when passing that area sometime, how can I miss the chance that comes involuntarily sniffing my mind! Lol But there was also a need to change home for certain reasons that kept troubling from beginning, such as water and parking. Our apartment doesn't have a metro water connection and so far water is only bought through Lorries and filling up the sump once a week.  Because of this situation many house owners had left the apartment to rent somewhere leaving their house to rent.

The apartment has parking facility for only certain houses and when the no-parking residents also park their cars; there is heavy demand for parking space. Since we bought a SUV (Scorpio), we can’t park it inside the parking space allotted for us because the space is only favor for small cars to come in and out. We are forced to park our car only outside the apartment complex and its high annoyance when some other car parked there; we have to wait sometime for them to move away or park somewhere. In the individual house that we are suppose to move within a week troubleshoots both the problems and moreover it has number of favorable things to cheer up life.

It was somehow close to my dream home environment with enough space around the home, enclosed with compound walls and separate gate for covered car parking and a small portico to relax in evening and hustle and bustle free streets. The house is just 700 meters away from the Palavakkam beach and lil far behind the Kottivakkam KFC Restaurant on the eastern side of ECR (East Coast Road), is an easy landmark for anyone visiting us. If you are passing the KFC restaurant, don’t forget to stop by for a sip of coffee at my home :)

We have decided to shift things on weekend following a small milk boiling morning on Thursday, inviting the near ones alone. I especially like this individual house for the open space around the building that supposed to support my interest on gardening. There are already few trees around the house, including heat reducing Neem Tree and flowering shrubs on neighborhood compound, brings hope on inviting more birds and butterflies. I’m sure I’m going to miss my dear kingfisher who I receive every day here, but I still hope I would get more visitors like him there. There are number of tree around that area and I would gladly restart my evening outing in wheel chair without any fear, since the area is calm and free of pollution and vehicle traffic.

I didn't take photos on the house when I checked last week, but once shifted I will be able to post more pictures. Hence shifting I won’t be able to access internet for few days or a week until I reconnected at new house. I will write on things that I gonna badly miss because of shifting home in another post… since this post is extending. Take care and keep away from excess summer heat :)

19 comments:

Destination Infinity said...

The new house seems to be cool, from your description. All the best and I am sure you'll be able to do many more things here.

Destination Infinity

Pattu Raj said...

How exciting Jeevan!. all the best for the new house.

there are inconveniences to be adjusted while shifting, but best thing about shifting is , we discard lot of junk collected over the years.

I am so glad youa re shifting to a home and not an apartment. Having a space around the house, and a gardening facility sounds so promising.

In case you need help about garden stuff. please let me know, I can share info on few garden enthusiasts, near Besant Nagar who will be willing to guide.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It's so amazing to think of the concept of shifting an entire house like that!! I saw it done with a house in a neighborhood a few years ago and it was unlike anything I've ever seen.

Elsie Amata said...

Good luck on your move, Jeevan. It sounds like you have a great home to move sounds like a lot of fun for you. I can't wait to see the pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, bless you and your family! that sounds wonderful! a free-standing home with some yard, private parking and safe neighborhood!

i know moving is very difficult and unsettling, but it certainly sounds like it will all be worth it! be safe and good luck!

George said...

Moving is a big job, but your new home sounds very nice. I hope it meets your needs and you and your family will be happy in it.

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats, Jeevan... I've lived in apartments before --and know what a hassle one can have --especially with the parking. I too like an 'individual' house --so that is what we have...You will love your new home. Can't wait to see photos.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Congratulations to you on moving to your dream home.
I understand the pain in the entire process as my father was in a transferable job.

deeps said...

thats some drastic change happening there...

monu said...

Congrats on the new home Jeevan!

Kalyan said...

Hope your new home will be a dream hope and you have many many more nights of sweet dreams and blissful living.

ANITA said...

Nice:-) :-) :-) :-)

♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫ said...

Good luck with the shifting :)
Looking forward to the pictures!

ladyfi said...

Good luck with your house move!

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Desejo-lhe tudo de bom nessa mudan├ža....
Cumprimentos

Dawn said...

All the best dear... may you have happiness and peace and prosperity :) Amen

Cheers
Dawn

Renu said...

All the best for you new home!!

melia said...

looking forward for your post on your new home.

i have read all you your earlier posts and i find them very interesting !

keep up the good work !!

Meoww said...

Always a pleasure to live in an individual house. Enjoy your stay and garden away, my friend! Gardening really makes our mind and body calm. And makes the place a lot fun to live in. Have a wonderful time, Jeevan!