Friday, July 14, 2006

Wierd Weather....and an update

What's up with the weather??? It's a July morning, which ok, isn't going to be as hot in the mountains outside of Jerusalem as it is in Florida, but it feels like it's in the 60's!!! Cool breeze, sitting on the mirpeset (patio), with short sleeves and long pj pants, and I'm freezing!!! I know my blood is still thin from living in Florida for so many years, but this is ridiculous!!!

I'm wondering if this chill, and the clouds above have anything to do with the 'situation' in the north??? I don't know anything about that kind of stuff, but it makes me wonder. Anyone have any insight???

Anyway.........the UPDATE is solely about what we've been up to, nothing to do with what's going on the country. We are, as everyone else is, glued to the tv, but if you're looking for opinions as to what is happening and what we should/shouldn't do, then you've come to the wrong place, sorry.

So, what have we been up to the past week????

Well, we have..........
*received our teudat zehut (hubby even got his name changed in 4 days from the processing on the flight after trying with the consulate in fla. and being told it would take a year!)
*signed up for health insurance (for me and the boys, hubby needs to wait 10 months because he is a returning resident)
*shopped for and purchased aronot (closets---israeli apartments come with either square rooms or rooms with a cut out space to put the built-in closets that you purchase separately)
*shopped for and purchased appliances (israeli apartments also do not come with any appliances). We purchased a fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster oven, blender (with a spout to really use it), oh, and a vacuum cleaner.
*spent an afternoon at IKEA---holy cow! That place is a city in itself. It was overwhelming, confusing, and just well, wow. Glad we didn't buy our closets there in the end, as we purchased 3 closets for just about $75 more than IKEA wanted for just one. I would say that IKEA is good for some people, but it felt so huge and generic to much of what we wanted to get away from by moving to Israel. I would recommend checking out the Talpiot area first if one is coming and needs to get it all. There are awesome furniture stores there, and then for the little stuff, there is ACE and the HOME CENTER.

Let's see, what else have we been doing................

We've been trying to be out and about every day; and the "laws" (hubby's parents, the in-laws) have been awesome about being with the kids day in and day out. We've done some visiting here and there. Last sunday in fact, we went to visit some of the laws closest friends who live in Yemin Moshe a beautiful neighborhood. Anyway, imagine my surprise when in walked this guy and his wife!!! Took me a while to realize how I knew him, but I figured it out. It's so wild what a small world we live in!!!
Anyway, shout out, it was nice meeting you both!

And that's that in a nutshell. I'm sure there's more, but it's FREEZING out here!!!!

Hope everyone is doing well out there in blogland............thank you all for all of your wonderful comments and good wishes for our success. I truly appreciate it, just have been too busy to get on here and reply to each comment. Know that I have read each of them and that I appreciate all of the warm fuzzies and smiles!!!

In the famous words of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.........TTFN.......