Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Aftermath of Ondoy: The Less Devastating Version

We have been busy for the past few days cleaning up the mess Typhoon Ondoy left. Wet books, toys, clothes, furnitures, etc. But I cannot say it is difficult. I cannot complain. I just have to watch the news to see how blessed we still are.
Wet stuffed toys and shoes
Sorry, dolls!
But that's the only way to dry your strands of hair-for now!:)
Dolls' clothes and more children's shoes!
A big basin of toys washed with detergent and disinfectant.


I am still blessed that most of my kids' toys were kept in the upper cabinets and those that got wet will only have to be washed and dried. Other kids lost all of their toys!

It will take a few more days to finish all my cleaning tasks. But as I've said, I cannot complain. This is better than cleaning mud-soaked things! How I admire my fellow victims (the more devastating version) because they still go on with their lives, pick up the pieces again or try to start anew. It breaks my heart to see their plight but it also inspires me to be more thankful and appreciative. God bless them! :)

16 comments:

jojigirl said...

Buti na lang Beth, hindi masyado grabe ang naranasan ninyo sa bagyo. And let's just pray for those who exprienced its worst at sana wala nang ganyang kalamidad na darating dito sa atin. Take care, Beth.

PinayWAHM said...

God Bless You All....

I have not been hopping much so I didn't know you were one of the victims of this devastation. I've been preoccupied trying to fathom all the things that have been happening because of Ondoy.

Happy to know that you were not hit as hard.

You're right, when something likes this happens we tend to be more appreciative of what we have.

Stay safe Beth. I hope there is some kind of normalcy in your daily life now.

J

Mom of Four said...

YOu are a lot luckier than others Beth, you and your family. I still haven't gotten any new from our other relavives, but hopefully, they are fine.. Take care

Hazel said...

Beth, they actually look great, the toys on their way to being useful and giving joy to the kids again. It's always nice to see something positive in a difficult situation.

I got awards and a tag for you on my blog. A pleasant day to you and your family. Ingat lagi.

Raft3r said...

totoo yan
blessed pa rin tayo compared sa iba

i still got friends in hard hit areas i still can';t get a hold off

bumaha samin
pati sa bahay
mga saksakyan namin lubog sa baha

but who cares
basta ang importante buhay kami

kat said...

hay buti na lang hindi grabe ang inabot nyo..naranasan ko ding mabaha noong andyan kami sa Sampaloc, maynila nakatira..tumuntong lang naman ako sa mesa pero thankful pa rin ako dahil hindi kami sa bubungan tumontong...

BTW..maganda pa rin tingnan ang mga toys ng mga bata ah. hehe

Ingat kayo dyan kasi may paparating pang 3 bagyo daw. sana lumihis ng landas yang bagyo na yan. kakaawa yong mga bata.

Reena said...

thnak God you're okay. :)

i used to hang my dolls in that manner too. hehe

kikamz said...

you are indeed more fortunate than others ate beth. and i am even luckier kasi wala kami jan sa pinas. :D i know the cleaning will eat up your time. but just take one step at a time. you will be done with the cleaning soon!

hope the kids are safe and did not contract any flood-related illnesses.

btw, when you are free and up to it, i have a tag for you. just grab it when you get the time, when everything in the house is straightened out.

God bless!

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

Glad at ok kayo. thanks God.
Btw,I'll pray na di matuloy ang papadating na bagong bagyo dyan =(

Clarissa said...

Buti na lang hinde masyadong grabe ang nangyari sa inyo,Mommy Beth.Sana walang ng ganyang typhoon,kawawa naman ang mga naging nasalanta ni Ondoy.(T_T)

Ria said...

Oh my, hope all is okay now. I heard there's a new storm... sana di na kayo bahain dyan. God Bless always!

Chris said...

im really glad that you werent hit so bad... and this storm really did teach us a lot of lesson... didnt it?

Ruthi said...

Hi Beth... I know... It's been a long time. I am really busy kaya pasensya na di nakakapasyal.

Thanks God di masyadong grabe ang effect ng Ondoy sa inyo. But those poor Barbies are still lucky. They finally get a good clean up. LOL. I saw the news here and it was really that bad. Good thing my family does not live in Manila and not badly affected. TC

Ruthi said...

Hi Beth... I know... It's been a long time. I am really busy kaya pasensya na di nakakapasyal.

Thanks God di masyadong grabe ang effect ng Ondoy sa inyo. But those poor Barbies are still lucky. They finally get a good clean up. LOL. I saw the news here and it was really that bad. Good thing my family does not live in Manila and not badly affected. TC

chubskulit said...

Yep, destpite of what happened, maswerte pa rin kayo beth kasi ligtas buong maganak nyo...

Yami said...

Mabuti beth hind na wash out ang mga toys and of course safe ang buong family during those times.

yung mga toys ng mga kids ko plan naming idonate sa orphanage this christmas. hindi sila mamahalin pero they are part of my kids' growing up years.