Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ceasefire starts, electric power stops

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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 . . . .
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9 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's inconvenient, but the ceasefire is good news.

Hels said...

My niece was due to go into labour during the Hamas missiles. So I feared that the hospital might put all their mums in a labour ward in a safe bunker ..for the 24 hours or however long the baby took.

The baby boy is a week old now, and beautiful :)

Cloudia said...

Can't imagine the cautious relief you must feel. Even we far away breath with events there. May you have a blessed season just ahead! Shalom♥

Spiderdama said...

I'm so glad that you can go out again.
God Bless You and Israel

Birdman said...

Guns and power outages bring us to our knees.

VP said...

At times Israel looks a lot like Italy...

Sara said...

So glad for the relief, but I know you are even happier. May it last!

Adullamite said...

Best way to sabotage a nation, cut off the electric!
Saboteurs do not do this, workmen however!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I am in awe of the way you face these daily tribulations Dina, you live what we see on the news.