Thursday, November 23, 2006

We're Leaving on a Jet Plane

We're leaving for Israel on Friday evening. Basically in a little less than 48 hours. Blogging has been light lately as Tafat and I have been spending a lot of time making lots of last minute preparations, packing, running errands and spending alternating periods of time panicking and feeling overwhelmed. I take a great deal of comfort in knowing that when we land in Ben Gurion we'll have a very welcoming and helpful reception from our interim Israeli mother.

But even though were gonna have a very comfortable place to stay once we land I don't want us to get too comfortable there. I really want to get to Tel Aviv but I know that finding a place there is going to be huge challenge. I've been hearing nightmare stories about the total lack of apartments there and its got me worried. Several friends have said that its almost as hard to find an apartment in Tel Aviv as it is to find a date in Los Angeles.

At any rate I'm sure were gonna have lots to say when we get there. I always thought this blog would be a useful tool to communicate with everybody while were in Israel and that was one of the main reasons for starting it. But I always have a lot to say and I've been searching for the right soap box for a while now. But I hope not to opine to much and bore all of you with my rantings.

But now is not the time to start ranting. My sister and brother-in-law are on their way here with the kids in tow. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we want to spend our time saying goodbye. We leave Friday but we don't land until Sunday. About ten of those hours will be spent in London on an extended layover. We probably wont be truly settled for a while but I'll do everything I can to keep everyone up to date while were in limbo.

See ya on the flip side.

Monday, November 06, 2006

We're Back ... and we're not happy!!!

So Tafat and I just got back from Hawai'i today after a wonderful two week honeymoon. Sorry for not blogging the last two weeks but I had more pressing matters like going to the beach and surfing and all of these other important things. Anyway the hard work can now begin as we get ready for our move to Israel. Pictures of Hawaii will follow shortly. Suffice it say that Tafat and I had a wonderful time and were not pleased to be back in Los Angeles.