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Monday 24thJune 2019:
Leisurely morning. After dropping Guy off at Mahjong I caught up with Gerald (Pom) and later in the afternoon John (Pom).
Tuesday 25thJune 2019:
Cherry the maid back again today and worked her magic.
Wednesday 26thJune 2019:
Leisurely morning with Guy off to Mahjong after lunch. I spent the afternoon clearing away regrowth jungle from the back of our block.
At 4:45pm a monsoon storm hit and dumped a heap of rain. All good as we need it.
Marinduque roughly get 1.8m of rain over 12 months. According to records that Gerald keep we have only had 0.8m of rain in the last 18 months. So, it is badly needed.
Remembering that it is the tropics and you can have all that rain in one typhoon.
Thursday 27thJune 2019:
Started the day with a 2-hour massage each. Cherry our maid was back as well.
Heavy rain monsoon shower hit and dumped 12mm of rain in one shower.
Friday 28thJune 2019:
Off to the market first thing for some supplies for the next few days. After lunch I dropped Guy off at Mahjong in Gasan (11km away).
Emma (Toyota Rush) got her first carwash today. Went down to the local carwash and had one of the boys wash and vacuum clean Emma (all by hand).
Now I am a bit particular with the high standard of washing/cleaning of my motor vehicles. But I must say that my washer man did an excellent job. Nothing left for me to clean.
And all for P200 ($5.60 AUS). Will definitely be going back for all my washes and vacuum cleans.
Saturday 29thJune 2019:
Leisurely morning. After lunch Guy off to Mahjong and I spent the afternoon doing a rubbish run on the beach, some weeding in the garden and hacking back the jungle in the back yard.
Sunday 30thJune 1029:
Off to the Buenavista market as it is market day. Topped up on fresh supplies for the next few days.
After lunch into Gasan to Guy’s Mahjong house for my pedicure/manicure.
Monday 1stJuly 2019:
Tropical Depression “Egay” has hit well and truly today. Strong winds, rain and high rough seas. The tide is coming in and being pushed up by a southerly wind.
Local fishing village came awful close to being flooded. But all good here.
PS: And the house is singing.
Tuesday 2ndJuly 2019:
Tropical Depression “Egay” eased overnight. The tide is back to normal and the wind has dropped.
Another couple of days and should be back to normal.
Wednesday 3rdJuly 2019:
Tropical Depression “Egay” has gone. Beautiful day today with bright blue skies and brilliant sunset.
One of the downfalls of having lots of glass doors/windows facing the beach is that after a storm they need cleaning from all the salt spray in the air. Ooohhh well that was my afternoon job sorted while Guy was at Mahjong.
Friday 5thJuly 2019:
Up at 3:30am to meet Willie (our driver) at The Castle to pick up Emma and head for the Toyota service centre on the mainland (San Pablo) for her first service (1-hour drive, 3.0 hours Ro Ro, 2-hour drive and the same on the way back).
Back to bed then up at 7:30am for Ailyn and a 2-hour massage each.
During my massage some friends from Guy’s Mahjong group arrived to salvage some of our coco lumber. Great to see it being recycled.
Willie arrived back at 11:00pm so a long day for him (19 hours). Once again awesome service for P2,400 ($69.00 AUS).
Saturday 6thJuly 2019:
Cherry the awesome maid waved her magic once again.
The coco lumber recyclers were back for load two today. Slowly getting the heap down.
After lunch dropped Guy off at Mahjong and got Emma washed at the local carwash.
Sunday 7thJuly 2019:
Market day in Buenavista (5km away) so off to the market this morning for some fresh supplies.
Our usual market breakfast of deep-fried bananas. Very yummy.
Off to the Mahjong house at midday for our pedicure/manicure.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy