Wednesday, December 9, 2009

No House Yet For Us

The Ondoy flood actually shattered another dream -- our own house in the very near future.

You see, my mother-in-law has a house and a lot, both located in Marikina. Her house is the one where she currently lives. She has another lot elsewhere, and a townhouse in QC where my brother-in-law and his family now resides. In short, there's a piece of land for each of her 4 children, whether or not there is a house.

My husband always had the idea at the back of his mind that we will eventually get our own place, either by building our own house, even one of those fast, prefabricated and inexpensive manufactured homes on my mother-in-law's lot, or the house that my mother-in-law now lives in. Or maybe the other lot. Whatever my mother-in-law decides to give our husband. The point is, we'll eventually have a place of our own.

However, with the deluge of floodwaters that came with Ondoy, my husband began to think twice, thrice and more times about settling in Marikina. It was just too dangerous and risky. The flood may or may not happen again to that extent, but he did not want to risk it. As it is, my mother-in-law and sister-in-law were both lucky to have survived, although they spend a whole night on the roof with no rescue in sight.

We really, really want our own place for our little family. But at the moment, that is simply just a dream.