We moved out of Bontoc and put all our belongings on a big gravel truck. We had two big bookshelves that we couldn't maneuver down the stairs so we had to lower them down from the second floor balcony. I never knew we had so much stuff. The good thing is we had at least 20 people helping us. Dad rode with our stuff while we rode in the van. We had so much fun listening to music that I didn't mind the 6 hour ride. The best way to travel in the mountains is singing silly songs all the way. It was especially funny when my sisters dramatized "The Cheeseburger Song". We went to McDonald's for real cheeseburgers and coke floats. Dad had to wait until 7 to come because Baguio has a 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. truck ban to cut down on traffic. Then our family and maybe 5 others moved all our stuff into an empty dorm. It was easier because we didn't have any stairs in our way.
The first apartment they lowered the price then raised it again and then lowered it again. Besides, it was small. But we found a house. It has a courtyard, lots of space and storage, and plenty of water! It is amazing! We are very excited about it.
While our parents unpacked, we played soccer and badminton. We developed a game called soccer tag where you try to hit the others with the soccer ball so they are it. We can't kick the ball off the ground, though, because there is a creek right behind our fence. Mom says we are not to go there because the neighbors throw trash in the water. There's one piece of black netting that sways like a moray eel. Our landlady lets us play in her courtyard. It's larger and much more private than our own. There is part of a mountain with stairs up to it that we can sit on. It seems like a very good place to draw but I haven’t done so yet. However, I have discovered that the cement concrete walls are perfect for chalk pictures.
Glad to be home (even though I still miss Bontoc sometimes),