I mentioned in my post last week that so many things happened to us while we were
vacationing in Las Pinas. All these things made me realize the importance of having an available car at home, especially if you live in a village like ours where the nearest shops are miles away and having a car is the only means of transport which enables you to collect your shopping each week. If you did not read that post, let me remind you of a few things I mentioned.
On our first night of stay in LP, we grilled some fresh Tuna that was marinated in calamansi and soy sauce using our stove-top grill. There was plenty to go round, we all ate it as if our lives depended on it- it was delicious! Since it was dry for Maxyn, I put some Mang Tomas in her rice to give it a bit more texture. She finished everything in her bowl and ate a banana for dessert. Then before her clean-up time, my sister noticed that her face had turned reddish. I was shocked and panicked when I saw that her whole body was turning red, little by little! I figured we left her antihistamine at home so I asked my mom to buy a new one in the nearby grocery (about 10 minutes away). At this point, I was panicking even more. I had no idea what it was that was causing these effects. Questions were racing through my mind, what if the antihistamine didn’t work? What I to do for my poor child? I figured that if we left the village, there would cabs waiting which could take us to the nearest hospital. But what if there weren’t any cabs? We are left with the jeepney, which is a public vehicle and everyone who has travelled on one would know that it would take time for us to reach our destination. Thankfully, after giving Maxyn 2 tablespoons of white sugar, her redness slowly subsided. Many thanks to Mommy Kat for the first aid tip.
Many more things happened towards the
end of our vacation. My brother had an accident on his way home and suffered a minor injury on his left ear. It was 12am in the morning when I got his call. In the morning of the same day, my youngest sister was lying in bed and didn’t have the energy or the will to get up. Thankfully this time, my husband was already home. He and my mom picked up my brother from the accident scene, accompanied him to the hospital and brought him safely back home. He also brought my sister to the hospital where she was confined for a week. I don’t want to think what may have happened if my husband was at work and we had no other available car.
Recently, my husband and I have been thinking of getting a second car for myself to use in times of emergencies. It does not have to be brand new and expensive. As long as it comes with a good car history check, it is bound to be of decent quality. A second car will be really useful in times of emergencies like what we experienced. But first, I have to learn how to drive. I have been putting it off for so long. But I’ve promised myself that before this year ends, I will have learnt how to drive. And when the second car is here, we will have to find it its own parking space, as we only have room for one at the moment. Yet another thing to think about!