As October draws to an end (Okay half way), and the rainy season will soon be but a memory the obligatory clean up must start. First the powers washing of all the mold off our roof top patio, and front and back yard decks. Then the first few feet of the Great Wall of Bataan that encloses our property. November’s water bill will be a bear!
Mayang has the ground crew mowing and trimming the front yard, weeding and making nice for the Christmas (I was told I could still use that word here) season. I was in no mood to re-sod the front and back yard so I requested the grass not be cut during the rainy season, as the pounding rain destroyed the lawn in the past when the grass was cut short. So for once I was paid attention to, and my wishes were carried out.
Then the crew moved to the back yard, where her plant that consumed Bataan and covered the fish pond was trimmed to within an inch of its life. It still goes over our wall and covers our neighbor’s fence as well, but so far they seem to like it. It is free!
The power washing is waiting for completion as the machine is resting and is now in the shop being repaired. Woe is me, as I so much wanted to do that boring chore. (And no, I did not sabotage the machine)
“The power washing blessing”, two days after it hit the repair shop and I’m glad it’s in the shop or I’d have to start again, because the Pas Asa sent another Typhoon our way. Need I tell you that Manila flooded? Olongapo and Dinalupihan received some wind and rain and are fine, but the northern part of Luzon was hit by the full storm. Do they have trailer parks there or what? Because they sure are a storm magnet up north, God bless and protect them!
Today, Saturday 12 Oct. we are still dealing with the Typhoon’s edge, with power outages and rain. But the fish in Mayang’s pond are quite happy what with the new influx of fresh water.
My Honda generator is a chuggin’ away, and I just realized this morning that all my gas cans are empty, but have no fear, as Nephews and Peso’s will fix that problem a little later in the day, or the power could come back on? Nope, I’m sending for the gas!
So in the Grand Scheme of life, this is nothing but a minor irritation, yet another tribulation that living here will hand you. The beer Ref. is full, the family is safe and dry, Jupiter is aligned with Mars (I’m not that sure about that) and the US Government is as dysfunction as it’s always been. And I wouldn’t trade living here for any reason you could come up with.