To say that I had a difficult day yesterday is an understatement.
Walang tumama kahapon mga mare. On top of it off, nasira yung blog for a while. It couldn’t be accessed. Kung hindi ka ba naman talaga masiraan ng bait.
Work was extra toxic. When I say this, please don’t get me wrong. Hindi ako nagrereklamo sa trabaho ko. I love my job. It’s just that minsan, nakakapagod pag sunod sunod yung things that don’t go like how you want them to go. Pasaway. Gusto ko makipagsabunutan sa inis.
Winner paguwi ko ng bahay kagabi.
For three weeks, we had problems with the service entrance of our electricity meter. Inabot kami ng long weekend kaya tumagal lalo the coordination to have it fixed. The electricity flickers inside the house. So for two weeks, we couldn’t use the hot water sa shower and no air conditioner at home. Alvin, Anika and I had to sleep in the sala with two electric fans para presko.
You have to know, hindi ako natutuwa sa electric fan. I feel sad pagtinatamaan ako ng hangin ng fan. Hindi ako masyado makatulog. Ganyan ako for almost 3 weeks. Yes, I was able to sleep but hindi maayos. Alam niyo yun? Pero tiis because we were still applying for a new CEI which is a requirement of Meralco for them to fix everything.
Okay lang in the evening na electric fan. Girl, on weekends, pasakit. It was so freaking hot! Kahit na 2 electric fans na gamit mo, mainit pa din. Emergerd.
Finally, yesterday morning, after more than 2 weeks of sleeping in the sala and de-tabo ang ligo with hotwater, bumigay na talaga our electricity. Hindi na pwede gamitin. Ang sakit sa bangs. Halos magsigawan na kami ni Alvin sa phone the whole day because of the stress of thinking of ways how we can have electricity that night. Imagine me stressing about that the whole day plus sobrang daming hindi din tamang nangyayari at work. I wanted to scream.
I cried on my way home out of frustration. I was able to find a way how to fix it pero hindi talaga kaya magkaron ng electricity last night.
So last night, probinsya without electricity ang peg namin. My phone was low bat and everything kaya naman wild.
Alvin didn’t want to stay in a hotel. Pineda and Faye offered their houses na to us. Ayaw pa din ni Alvin. I couldn’t understand him. Feeling ko, gusto lang niya ipa-experience sa amin ni Anika yung ganung very, very simple na life. I didn’t want to go anywhere naman without him so we stayed.
Good thing this happened during this time of the year. Presko ang hangin. Malapit na kasi ang Christmas. Good thing also talaga that I designed our house na tagusan ang hangin. That was what the big windows were for. Ayun, even though we were sleeping in the sala, hindi naman kami jinabar last night. Except for Alvin na init na init sa mundo niya (hindi ko kasi alam bakit siya naka-comforter noh), okay naman kami ni Anika. I just wasn’t able to sleep well. I have not been sleeping well for three weeks already kaya I shall sleep early now.
Finally, our house was energized this afternoon. Good mood na agad kami ni Alvin haha! Parang yesterday lang, we wanted to strangle each other. But you know, it’s all about partnership. Okay naman last night despite ang dilim sa bahay tapos walang kahit electric fans. We were making kwentuhan. Nakaka-close din. I cannot imagine how single moms go through with their lives without partners. Kahit na gusto kong sabunutan si Alvin because we were arguing how we were going to fix this problem, I am still thankful he was there so I can share the problem with him. Okay pa din may katuwang sa buhay.
When I got home kanina, I opened all the lights and I laid down on our bed. God, I missed our bed.
I was telling Anika a while ago why we had to go through that. I told her kasi maybe God wanted us to experience not having aircon and electricity para we can appreciate these things. Small learnings even during tong mga times na nakakainis. I want Anika to learn that in every difficult situation, there’s always a lesson.
Osha, super antok na talaga ako.