The Credit Goes To Grandpa

@else34 (13666)
New Delhi, India
March 5, 2016 7:20am CST
I have already mentioned in many of my discussions that the house our family lives in is an old one and does not have sufficient space for our family consisting of seven members.On the other hand,all my friends,some of them with bigger families than ours,have beautiful,spacious houses. Still there is one thing that I have,and my friends don't.It's the wonderful location of my house. I am grateful to my grandpa for getting our house built at a site which is neither in,nor out of the town.It's a very calm,peaceful area where we have almost everything- grocery,fresh vegetables,restaurants,books,cloths,medicines,gas cylinders, computers,a primary school,post office,police station,temples- available just a stone's throw away.Even the railway station is in the vicinity.You can reach there walking in less than 10 minutes.By bike or car it would take you about two minutes if there is no heavy traffic on the road. It's the safest area of the town.Incidents of theft never occur in our area.We have a very peaceful neighbourhood. Whenever my friends tell me about the inconveniences they have to face in their areas and the congested surroundings of their houses,I can't help thanking my grandpa for having our small,old house built at this wonderful location.
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@sharon6345 (106000)
• United States
5 Mar 16
That is just wonderful and I know that must be nice. I have everything I could ever want here but I have loud neighbors and police sirens all night long.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
6 Mar 16
@sharon6345,Fortunately I don't have to face any of these inconveniences.And this is because of my grandfather's foresight.
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@sharon6345 (106000)
• United States
6 Mar 16
@else34 He thought it out very well.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
7 Mar 16
@sharon6345 Actually he had a lot of options.More than half a century back our town was nothing more than a small,nondescript hamlet.Big chunks of lands were lying empty,unoccupied.He could build his house anywhere.And he chose this location for his house.[ Originally we are from the northern part of India.My grandpa had migrated here long ago. ].
@gudheart (12804)
10 Mar 16
That is great. Sounds like a nice location :D
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
10 Mar 16
@gudheart,It's really a nice location.My friends envy me,you know.
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@gudheart (12804)
10 Mar 16
@else34 I can imagine. Your grandpa was a very clever man to think of that location to build the house :D
@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
11 Mar 16
@gudheart Actually when he came here,our town was a very small hamlet.Large chunks of land were lying vacant.He must have thought deeply and finally selected this area for his house.
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Mar 16
you have to take the good with the bad, I think I'd rather be crowded, you can just not be home and be safe, enjoy the space there!
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
6 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt,Yes,that's what I want to say.I should be satisfied with what I have.And I am fully satisfied with it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
6 Mar 16
@else34 could get creative with using space, and storage and such, and of course that lap top I think you said you were working on, to use the net elsewhere.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
7 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt Of course,I keep consulting the engineer.I have already told him what I actually want to have in the new house.I would have a separate room for my studies probably and hopefully by the first half of the next year.
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@divssri (991)
• Bangalore, India
11 Mar 16
Oh thats so great you gave a wonderful location for house. House location matter very much.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
11 Mar 16
@divssri,Yes,my friend,it's really a great location.It provides me the opportunity to enjoy urban and rural lives at the same time.
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@divssri (991)
• Bangalore, India
11 Mar 16
@else34 that is really amazing , i never see village life i want to apend some time in village .
@Lucky15 (33714)
• Philippines
8 Mar 16
You have a great grandpa
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
8 Mar 16
@Lucky15,I have not seen him.He had expired years before my birth.You are right.He was certainly a great man.
@amnabas (9832)
• Karachi, Pakistan
5 Mar 16
That's great you should be thankful to your grandpa definitely.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
6 Mar 16
@amnabas,I am grateful to him for what he has left for us.
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
Yes, location matters. You can rebuild the house if you do not like the old house, but no way you can make a lousy location great. if the location is far away from the grocery or school, then no matter how nice the house is, you will suffer every time you go to buy things, go to school or work.
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@else34 (13666)
• New Delhi, India
6 Mar 16
@scheng1,Yes,dear.An inconvenient location makes life difficult.Thanks to the foresightedness of my grandpa we now have everything necessary for life near our house.We are going to get a new,spacious house built at the same location.
@marlina (60679)
• Canada
11 Mar 16
I am glad that you are very grateful to your grandpa.