Last long weekend went by swiftly. It felt like I just blinked and the weekend was over just like that. A lot of things happened, actually. On Thursday, the hubby and I took a leave from work so we could help in packing the rest of the stuff at my PILs’ place that needed to be packed and moved. But before we could fill a balikbayan box with more stuff, fate had something in store for us. We had to accompany my two siblings to the bank because their home loan has finally been approved and contracts had to be signed. My side of the family is also staying in Bacoor for good. We are buying the house next to ours in Bacoor. As in the next door house. Ang saya-saya lang! Magkapitbahay na kami! We all prayed for this and our collective prayers were granted so thank you very much, Lord! 🙂
So, the time has come that we have to stay in Bacoor for good. The property where my PILs work as caretakers (and where they are currently residing and the hubby and I staying in during weekdays) has already been sold. Last weekend, we have started packing and moving stuff to Bacoor. We will be doing the same in the coming weekends because we only have until the end of the November in Manila.
As it’s only a matter of weeks (or months) before the property where my PILs live (and work as caretakers) gets sold for real, we have started spending a part of our weekends moving stuff from Manila to Bacoor. My PILs can no longer wait to retire in their hometown in Bohol while the hubby and I look forward to living in Bacoor for good (even if it means waking up early in the morning and enduring the heavy traffic at night 5x a week for work). My SIL Albie is staying with us temporarily.
On Saturday, the hubby and I drove home in Bacoor with a few boxes of our personal stuff and those things that my PILs wanted us to keep (I call them forced inheritance!). On Sunday, he would drive to Manila in the morning and go back to Bacoor with my in-laws along with more stuff in the afternoon (because we like to do our moving slow and steady, haha). We would all return to Manila at night on the same day.
Last weekend was busy. On Saturday noon, the hubby and I, along with Mame, my brother Dan and my sister Nyam, attended the birthday party of my cousin’s child held at their house in Mandaluyong. From there, the hubby and I joined his car club’s seventh anniversary celebration held at a local bar (also in Mandaluyong). Team Accent Philippines (TAP) is a fellowship of Hyundai Accent car owners from all over the country. They have these what they call “eye balls” where they gather in one place to socialize and exchange car-related news, promos, products, and services. These days, I only get to accompany the hubby during his car club’s big events. I’d rather stay home to NetFlix and chill pag walang pasok sa work. Oo, kinain na rin ako ng sistema, hahaha. 😛
In other news, the hubby and I have recently started to move our things from Manila to Bacoor because we may be living there for good sooner than later. On Sunday morning, we already took some boxes to Bacoor. We also brought our old sala set in Bacoor to my parents’ place in Naic. We were joined by Mame and my brother Dan in this trip as we needed more pairs of hands in carrying stuff. We were done by 4PM and drove straight back to Manila for my PILs’ wedding anniversary dinner. They’ve been married for 47 years already kaya naman isa sila sa mga couples na #relationshipgoals namin ng asawa ko.
After signing the one-bedroom apartment contract for a year’s lease, and finalizing the arrangements with the owner two weeks ago, my siblings and I are now bracing ourselves for the big move. The agreed date was October 15, but the owner said I could already get the keys as early as October 8 so we could start cleaning the house and transfer furniture, closets, etc.
All four of us siblings are very excited about this move. I mean, we have long wanted to get out of our old, dilapidated boarding house. It was just that, before, we didn’t have the resources to do so.