In no particular order; just what comes to mind at the moment: hot water heat clean clothing water full-sized blankets clean towels soap clean water health coffee clean everything the right electrical outlets/adaptors/transformers for all the gadgets that we have today enough juice in our gadgets to last until we can get them recharged waterproof … More things never to be taken for granted
But the second one is good. Wherever your home is. Yesterday, on our way to Migdal David in the Old City, I was walking on one side right as one enters the Jaffa Gate, waiting for my son and family to cross over. Here’s a photo from inside the Tower looking out. I didn’t end … More don’t even think about trying this first one at home
I’m going backwards now to the day after my arrival in Israel. I walked from my friend’s place in Jerusalem, after wishing her a mazal tov on her son’s engagement, to the Old City and eventually to the Kotel (Western Wall). It was still in the last throes of warmth that day, so I was … More one photo for every line
it’s uphill both ways. I just got back from a trek into the center of Jerusalem. Really, the walk is uphill both ways. And really steep, too. We were there this morning.That’s when I dropped off my watch at a place that was recommended by a friend. You just don’t want to take it anywhere. … More this learning curve is so steep that
Or, alternatively, how to exercise while away from home. Today was a very good day to air the kiddies out. So I volunteered to take the boys out of the apartment and try to clear off the car. This is a photo (taken with my phone) of the street at the time, just to give … More be a mensch
Snow at home without kids at home is mostly an annoyance. And by the end of the season, especially last year, and yes, the year before, I had a very large case of cabin fever, when we could hardly even budge down the street. I have written about my feelings of snow here, I see, … More oh, no power!
I should tape the sound coming through the windows for you. Actually, I did, but I’ll have to wait for it to download from my phone. Smart it may be, but me, not so much. I am keeping the trissim ( heavy metallic blinds) down next to me to keep warmer. Yes, I could turn the … More oh the power
This title is a multi-level pun which I will start to explain now. The first part you might want to know is that it is a pun on the phrase תלמיד חכם, “wise student.” In Hebrew, unlike in English, the noun comes first, with the modifier following. But here the modifier is not an adjective, but … More starting over, learning