Saturday, June 03, 2006

Homebase

From David Copperfield on having one's own establishment.

"It was a wonderfully fine thing to have that lofty castle to myself, and to feel, when I shut my outer door, like
Robinson Crusoe, when he had got into his fortification, and pulled his ladder up after him. It was a wonderfully fine thing to walk about town with the key of my house in my pocket, and to know that I could ask any fellow to come home, and make quite sure of its being inconvenient to nobody, if it were not so to me. "

- Charles Dickens

Not having an address is a weird problem. Staying in company guesthouses here and there is convenient: homely food, laundry, A/c and all that but one is nevertheless bugged by that fact... All billings are to be done to my official address, cell cos have taken me off their network since I cant give them a verifiable address and one never knows where one's next base is going to be.

Despite all problems which are attendant on running an own establishment and even though I may not be using that place to a large extent, I prefer to have a homebase where all the bills come and where friends can be welcomed at ease.


N.B. homebase is not a word yet... but its nice.

9 comments:

Vishal said...

Precisely my feelings before I found a "homebase". Despite all the attendant hassles, I need a place to call home. Just that I want it to be _my_ home.

Vijay Krishna said...

Still living out of suitcases, I believe...

DD said...

Kelayya, Apert from ur "homebase" senty, how is the life so far? And post some pics.

Rams said...

Hmmm...

Veedilla pattadhaari :D

Gokulakrishnan S said...

@vishal: house hunt on!

@VKpedia: yes da...

@Devadas: life is good sir. Wat pics from my side? I am waitin for exciting pics from Temirtau !

@rams: yaenda solla maatae !

Fathima said...

I have heard that there is a facility where in u can get a post box no and u can just go and collect the mails

Gokulakrishnan S said...

@fathima: well thanks ! :) I have taken a house for rent in Gurgaon...

Anonymous said...

Nice blog.. Write more about your work and life of a consultant. good read.

Ramasubramaniam Srinivasan said...

Dei Kela,

Enna da ore peter udare...homebase nggra adhu edhu ngre...

Carrom board la base yethi adinaven thaane daa nee ellam...

Jokes apart, Very nice blog and very different point of view...

How is the job and work life- party life balance!!

Ramasubramaniam