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18 Oct

A lot has happened since my last entry but our days have been so busy that when we got back to the hotel, I was ready to collapse with no energy to update my blog.

One of the highlights of last week was my purchase of a new car. I  got a Scion xB. It’s a boxy compact hatchback. She’s kind of like a grown up Peppino but with lots more pep. Yes, she’s a she and her name is Zelda. I love the way she handles and I feel so comfortable behind the wheel. Her color is an eggplant purple, unless you see her in bright sunlight, then you see bright red sparkles on her surface, earning her the official color name of “sparkling crimson.”

We checked out of our hotel today and have moved back into our house. Baxter and Lulu seem to be happy to be home. I’ve seen them scampering about, happily exploring their old stomping ground. Brad and I are happy to be back home as well but will be happier once all our stuff arrives. We living in a kind of limbo here with only half our furniture. We’ll be sleeping on an air mattress tonight. Our bed frame is all set up but our mattress and boxspring won’t arrive from Israel until late November.

Last Wednesday, our air shipment arrived — four large boxes filled with essential kitchenwares, bed linens and towels, delivered by three Latinas who struggled with the heavy boxes but managed to get the job done in about a half hour. Yesterday, the items that we had in storage were delivered. Oddly enough, the crew chief was the same fellow who headed up the crew when we packed out two years ago. He and his crew were pleasant and efficient. It took about three hours for them to uncrate and unload the items.

The night before moving out of the hotel I got online and ordered our phone, internet and cable TV service. The cable guy came out this morning to hook everything up. He actually arrived earlier than scheduled. I’d barely enough time to locate the small TV we use in the kitchen and one telephone so he could hook them up. In less than an hour we were wired. What a difference from the experience we had getting wired in Israel! I loved the time I spent there but I must admit the country could stand to develop their customer service.

We have begun unpacking boxes and are slowly managing to put our household back together again.

Baxter and Lulu relaxing at the hotel.

Zelda

Last leg of the long journey home, leaving the hotel and heading to the house.

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2 Responses to “Back Home”

  1. Mindy Bogin October 18, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    As always, enjoyed reading your blog. It’s preparing me for what lies ahead..glad to hear that you’re slowly but surely settling in. We miss you here. Sending hugs.-Mindy

    • Lenora Genovese October 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

      Thanks, Mindy! I miss you, too! Been following all your adventures on facebook and miss the fun times we had together.

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