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The Known Unknown


ekimswish

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Holy crapola... I just was nearing the end of a long blog entry, hit one wrong key on the keyboard, and the whole thing went kaput.

Maybe it's a sign, I'll rewrite it in jot-form, or at least keep it simpler.

In a nut shell:

- I came home early and unexpectedly only to find another man's motorbike by my house and then to find out it's mine! ..... or is it?

- I bonded with my new pet monkey, minus the sick bondage, even if he is bound a little.

- The kitchen that took too long to complete once I left is actually quite cool: there's a loft on the back side of it where we sleep now, so her mom can't get in the way of any hanky-panky.

- My wife didn't tell me she was building a loft or buying a motorbike, both of which I like and am glad she didn't tell me because I would've said no, but I'm still perturbed that she didn't tell me. Score one point for Filipino culture.

- My wife asked our farmhand if I paid her the January salary, knowing that I had, and the farmhand, thinking she didn't know, took the opportunity to lie and bluff that I didn't. Now we use payslips for everyone, no matter how close, and since she's in the hospital with pregnancy complications, I'll give her one more chance, and tell her I think she just forgot I paid her.

- Minus two points for Filipino culture: first, my wife for not being direct and authoritative, asking when she should be telling; second, for my farmhand for slapping me in the face in spite of the many nice things I've done for them.

And at the end of the day..... it's still raining in Leyte. Now I know why it's so green!

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541.gif about the bike. you are a very good writer & I always enjoy reading you comments & blogs. I am happy it turned out to be your bike & I am looking towards seeing more in your blogs AddEmoticons04230.gif
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Dave Hounddriver

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Makes me want to hear the rest of the story. Who owned the bike previously and how is she paying for it?I am extra curious because I am thinking of moving to the wilds of Biliran in the near future. Seen many snakes where you are? (Not the human kind.) I hate snakes but it seems there are pythons or boas or similar snakes in Biliran. Hope my dogs can keep them at bay.

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Welcome back Mike! Good idea to have a paper trail to keep them honest. I would love to see morephotos of your new nipa hut with a loft. And maybe a photo of you poppin' a wheelie on your newscooter.Have a good one my friend -- Jake

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ekimswish

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It's a new bike she's getting on a payment plan. I think her mom's pension is going to help her out with it, but I'm not sure. I only saw one snake, and it was a decent size. It was climbing a coconut tree during some heavy rain. One of the guys got out of the truck, hit it with a pipe and jumped back. Thought about going in for seconds, but couldn't see it in the grass. But I didn't see it until he hit it. Made me think twice about going out in the dark and the rain. I did see a baby scorpion behind the sugar today. It was tiny. I can't get my camera to connect successfully with the computer right now. Last time I left for a few days and came back, the wife and her brother had reformatted everything and the camera wouldn't work. They changed it back and it was fine. Now it's the same thing, but the brother's not here to fix it. Maybe on the weekend.

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ekimswish

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I mean, the camera would work as in hook up successfully to the computer. The camera's fine, but the computer is old.

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