Last December we got a visit from my FIL.
It was the first time he came by our apartment in Caloocan.
I think we forgot to tell him that we were living as high up the third floor because he had a lot to say when he saw our apartment. Like how it was different if we have “land” to put our feet on and how he could never live in a condo where you only own a property and no land to speak of.
Of course, we all took it with a grain of salt. We are already used to living in the third floor. The last apartment we rented was also in the third floor. Anyway, wouldn’t you know after his visit he decided it was high time we finally tear down the old house and construct a new one?! And just like that they tore down the old house and started construction. We are just beneficiaries of his generosity so we have so much to be thankful for.
This is a picture I took of the property last December. The old house where my hubby grew has been torn down. If you see the orange wall that’s part of the original wall. The old house was a few feet below the road level that’s why it was prone to flooding. This new house will be approximately three hollow blocks higher than the road which hopefully means we’ll be safe from floods in the future.
What you see now is the future garage (left) and future store (right). We are planning to either set up a furniture store here or maybe lease it for added income.
We’re on the second month of construction and what I can say is money vanishes so fast when you’re having a house constructed. There are so many things to buy like steel, hollow blocks, cement, nails, wood and even the occasional stuff like stainless steel u bolts. Thank God we have our supportive FIL who takes care of the bill but sometimes we still have to pay something and it really hurts our pocket. haha!
Anyway, hopefully construction will be finished this summer and by June we’ll be moving back. I admit I’m torn between moving back and staying here in Caloocan because I’ve been learning a lot here but rent is expensive and I am looking forward to not paying anything again. haha!