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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Moving On

Every year, the wife and I embark on a new project. When we got married, the first project, other than making babies, of course, was to purchase our own house. Well, we're almost there. A few more years and we would have paid off the mortgage of our first project. Then, every year, we built it up slowly, adding and subtracting to our own tastes. A few more years after, the car, etc...

We are embarking on a big one this year. We are getting the house renovated. That means we have to move to another house in the meantime so that neither we nor the workers get in each others way. That also means we have to haul most of our things to the new place we are renting and you can just imagine what twenty years or so of accumulated things, mostly trash, can be. We keep discovering things we've saved meant to be used in the future but forgotten about them. Time grows on us and it does not wait. It just goes on and on like a clock that does not run out of batteries. Hopefully, we will only have to withstand two months of discomfort and we will be moving again to a newer house we've always called home.

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Blogger amateur ear said...

I know you'll have fun recycling and rediscovering the possessions you've accumulated through the years.

1:34 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

amateur ear Nice to see you back. Yes it is.

2:43 PM  
Blogger cbs said...

ahhh, this is the chance to find what you have always been searching for.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous Panaderos said...

Very nice project. Congratulations!

Let me know kung kailangan mo ng kargador. :D

11:12 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

cbs Oo nga. Usually, the more you frantically look for something important, hindi lumalabas talaga tas andun lang pala sa sulok.

panaderos Ang kailangan ko, extra workers para mapabilis trabaho.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous bing said...

this made me think saan kami tutuloy by the time makapag-isip na irenovate ang house..

nice project, mr rolly! nakaka excite din yan!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Gilbert Yap Tan said...

Hiya Rolly. Wow, home renovation! Medyo madugo but it will be worth it. Refeathering the nest :)

3:54 PM  
Blogger ipanema said...

you are so right...it is hard work to pack and see ur rubbish accumulate and see them in one big heap! it is taxing but a nice one after.

wow, when can we see the newly renovated house? :)

good luck!!! :)

7:56 PM  
Blogger rolly said...

bing Excited na nga kami kung ano na magiging hitsura ng bahay pagbalik namin.

Gilbert Madugo talaga ang bayaran. hehe

ipanema I don't know. Besides, hindi naman talaga pagagandahin. Lalakihan lang ng konti at ang mga anak ko e pagkalalaki na.

2:01 PM  
Blogger a.r.d.y.e.y. said...

para lang yang NLEX tito rolly, impyerno nung under construction. pero heaven nung natapos. hehehe. hirap nga yan pero makakaraos din. =D

2:42 AM  
Blogger Ate Sienna said...

uy... unkel, this is an exciting project. good luck, ha.. at harinawang pag umuwi ako ng pinas eh maimbitahan mo ako sa bahay mo :)

1:46 AM  
Blogger rolly said...

RJ Sana nga pero sa nakikita ko, parang mas malawak ang NLEX kesa sa SLEX eh.

Ate Sienna Oo naman. Kaya lang maliit lang ang bahay ko ha.

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Connie said...

Ouch ang hirap nyang move out then move back in. When we were thinking of adding a second floor, the architect said, move out for four months. So, move out na lang kami permanently. We sold the house and bought a new one. Di bale na may mortgage ulit.

9:31 PM  
Anonymous filipino jobs said...

I will tell to my wife about this. Hoping she will be encourage to team up with me this kind of project planning

7:06 PM  

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