We just got the news that our Lift, with our life contents is on the way and will be arriving tomorrow morning at our house! On the one hand, it is kind of scary since it is the begining of a lot of work, but on the other hand, it is great so we can begin to settle in.
In advance of the lift's arrival, we spent the day at the house getting it ready. While it is new construction and should be sparkling new, the concept of "move in condition" in American terms vs Israeli terms is very different. Granted, the place looked MUCH better than it did 6 weeks ago, but we still spent the day cleaning stuff (paint on floor, etc), but nothing major. STILL trying to nail down a delivery date for our appliances and still trying to get a person out to measure for our shower doors, but BARUCH HASHEM we have such issues to deal with!
After this very long PHYSICAL day, I am truly exhausted and soooo looking forward to Shabbat, already...but I guess I have to wait a few more days. We got a call that tomorrow night, all of the new Olim to this area are getting together for pizza and pop (NOT soda...they will only serve pop!) Looking forward to seeing everyone again...
While today was hot, I am now sitting on a mirpesset (porch) with a beautiful breeze blowing, it is about 65 degrees and I am looking at the lights of Yerushalayim in the distance. It does not get better than this.
As someone emailed me today: no more TICK TICK TICK for me. Now the time is a very different kind of time. I always was thankful to Hashem for everything...but now, even more so!