Hi again hiver friends 😊
The sky cleared up. We had lots to do. First was checking on the harvested rice before the typhoon. It must have been dried before storing it but the lack of sunshine and the gloomy weather was not able to help.
With the rake, and trapal sheets, and with the confidence that there would be no rain coming that day, the rice grains were scattered under the sun.
Tatay, Tiyo and Tiya. They were eager to save the grains from being damage. Some has turned into seedlings, and some of them turned black which could be sign of wasted.
We got to save whats still good. Tiyo said he would winnow it after it dried up so he could separate the good before it would be milled. The sun in the morning was yet tolerable. We were not in hurry for it be milled because there was many rice donations from the people at the other side of the river. They even sent us bread that day. Lots of bread. Thats what my Tatay talked with Ama, and Tiyo Caloy as they were squatting at the side of the rice grains.
We were so thankful for the generous people who shared foods to us who couldn't cross yet. That was the last batch of goodies we received. Later at the afternoon, because the sun shines so bright the river eventually goes down. There was the spot above the river that it was not harmful to cross because it was not rocky. We were waiting for the water to slow down. We were also waiting for the the day to end so we could keep the dried rice into sacks. Dried rice grains are safe to store even when you decide to mill it later on.
That day was over and we were able to cross above the dam where it was safer to cross than below the damage hanging bridge.
When the moon and sun appeared, the river subsided. We were able to cross to the other side. We were not isolated anymore Life goes on with lots of hopes and maybe doubts if we could ever built another bridge.
The moons shined as we trailed that river above the dam. Though it was dark and the way was not cleared with logs and downed trees, we could walk just as easy because the moon was enough to light the way.
The moon and sun was the signal for us to get back to our regular life.
When they appeared when they were long for many days, it was like hopes came back.
Thats all for that day, hope you are in good mood today.