Thursday, September 5, 2013

Taking stock

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It was exactly one month ago today that I said goodbye to the Jerusalem Hills sky and moved down to Meitar in the Negev.


In packing I thought I had way too much stuff, but my boxes filled a measly one-third of the moving van.
Now  if I can just finish UNpacking, I'll be happy to sit back and enjoy my new place.
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(Linking the little bit of my former sky to SkyWatch Friday.)
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16 comments:

HansHB said...

Great post for SWF!

Kay L. Davies said...

I hope you'll soon be able to relax and enjoy your new surroundings. I know how unsettling re-settling can be.
K

Adullamite said...

No matter how little you possess it takes ages to get things right. Good luck with that!

cieldequimper said...

I think unpacking is the best part of moving...

RuneE said...

The best way to get rid of all the unnecessary things that accumulate, is to move often.

Tina Liel said...

Shana Tova once again♥ So I see you have started a new adventure in Meitar - exciting with new surroundings. Any special reasons for moving? I had surgery at Hadasa Ein Kerem a few months ago. When we were there for a check up I decided to that we had to visit the Russian monastery next to the hospital the one with the golden dome. So beautiful but the nuns were a bit angry LOL. Shabat Shalom♥

Dina said...

Friends, thanks for your thoughts.

Tina, yeah, the nuns at Gornensky just want solitude and they get tired of being looked at and photographed as tourist attractions. And they can't speak anything but Russian, so often they look "angry."

I moved because of changes in my immediate neighborhood in the moshav and also because my daughter and her family will be in Meitar soon (if no war) for 7 months.
Shalom to you, be well.

VP said...

My nightmare would be my books... thousands of them!

Karl Demetz said...

I had to do this 6 years ago, a hard work...

Tina Liel said...

Great news that your daughter and her family will come. There were nobody else than us and we showed great respect but still I understand them. I wonder where all the kids I could hear at the monastery are from ;-)? Mayebe there is a kindergarten? Wishing you good luck at your new home♥ HUGS

Dina said...

Tina, don't take it personally. Well, wait, what were you wearing? Russian Orthodox do not approve of women in pants, especially not in their churches.
Kids? Maybe some school class on a tiyul right outside the monastery wall, in Ein Kerem?

Tina Liel said...

Didn't take it personally!! I also see how many tourists there are in some of the holy places. Must be so annoying for the locals or the ones living there. But these nuns were angry angry LOL. I don't think it was my pants more my husband being there. No the kids were inside the ground. But what a well kept place. Not easy walking around there every day. Lots of hills. Ein Kerem is so beautiful. My husbands cousin lives there. He studies at the hospital to become a dentist. Hugs

Dina said...

Tina, the nuns try to get that angry reputation in the country so no one will dare go visit there, so I hear.
Also they have a terrible threat hanging over their heads now, literally. The extension of the light rail from Mt. Herzl to Hadassah is planned to go on a bridge that will go just above their monastery. They plead to have that plan changed. It would really be awful.

Tina Liel said...

Since we were alone it maybe is working ;-) Just kidding. Wow what a threat! What would happen with the monastery then?

Kay said...

They told us we had to minimize what we'd be bringing to Hawaii from Illinois so we sold the majority of things we had or donated it. When they were done packing it in the container, the workers told us we could have fit 4 sofas in the space we had left. Sheesh! Good luck with your unpacking. That's actually fun to do.... once you start.

Spiderdama said...

I hope you can relaxe and feel like home in the desert.