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Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yes, A Few Inches Do Matter

Exhibit A: Notice how the floor of our living room is approximately six inches higher (or maybe a bit more) than our garage. And our garage is higher than the road. Prior to Ondoy, the highest flood level would just lap outside our gates. But the waters of Ondoy reached inside our garage and threatened to slip inside our house. My mom said barely two inches separated our living room from the floodwaters. And thank goodness Orlando’s clearance is a lot higher than our floor level.

Exhibit B: Marikina is now Muddy-kina. This was how much mud Orlando had to go through. Unfortunately that mud also contains a lot of debris, especially the ones that can puncture Orly’s tires. Thus…

Exhibit C: Orlando’s right rear tire was okay that morning, but by evening it went limp on me. And when I had it vulcanized this morning, lo and behold, the people at the shop told me I needed new tires! Can you spell gastos?!

But then I look at the others who lost almost everything, and I just put everything in perspective.

Oh, and Orlando will have to get used to having a mudpack for the coming days ahead. It’ll be useless to wash him clean when I’ll be driving him through mud and/or dust for the next few days.

5 comments:

<*period*>; said...

buti na lang po, nasa maayos kayong kalagayan

MkSurf8 said...

nasulyapan ko na si orlando!

hastydevil said...

and yet we are the lucky ones right.

Ming Meows said...

What a good excuse for laziness. Hehe

joelmcvie said...

@MING: Sabi ko na nga ba. Judgmental ka.