Finally, after 50 days of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire begins!
I celebrated by walking to the center of town leisurely and calmly, not worrying anymore where I would run or drop for shelter if the siren sounded for in-coming rockets.
After being cooped up close to my unit's bomb shelter for most of the summer, it was great to get out and about.
However, some of the errands I needed to do could not be done today.
Why? Because the Electric Corporation was doing some big project with trucks and cranes and bulldozers.
They had turned off the power in some parts of Meitar from 8:00 to 16:00.
I came to get a book at the library and found it locked, with a sign "No electricity. Come back this afternoon."
I went to Kupat Holim and found the pharmacy locked, for the same reason.
Guess they can't function without computers . . . .