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Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Date

We have The Date!

Unwilling to handle single motherhood for six weeks along with aliyah, packing, storing, closing accounts, paying bills, and living out of a suitcase while missing my Better Half, I opted to call Nefesh B'Nefesh and told them I would be going on ahead of their scheduled July 5th flight. The I called the shaliach, and following her instructions, made reservations for an El Al flight out of LAX on June 19th. This will get us to Israel after only a month's separation, and in time for both offsprings' birthdays to be celebrated in Eretz Israel.

We're SO behind! As much as we've done, we still have tons to do--closets to clean out; more trips to Goodwill; books to pack; an entire garage to finish sorting through....I'm overwhelmed, and 'vacation' is almost over, I'm back to work on Monday---but only for two short weeks. Then I'm retired. Officially. Nada. Genug. Maspeak. I can hang up the badge and ID and call it quits after 26 years of nights and weekends....26 years of typically 6 day weeks......it's not the age, it's not simply the time in service-- it's the mileage.

'And miles to go before I rest," Robert Frost said. I have done as many miles as I can do on this road----a new road opens before us and that's the fork I am willingly taking, ready for new sights, a new life.


Blogger Emah S said...

Baka....I am so happy for you that you have a date. I think it makes it more real, and also knowing you need to move your a$$ a little faster gets you going stronger I think!

I'm sad though that we won't be on the July 5 flight together! See you on the other side!!! :) Keep blogging and sharing what you're going through 2 steps ahead of me!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 9:13:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger Basya said...

Congratulations! It is all comming together fast. I am going to miss you. We are really happy you will celebrate our wedding with us before you go. I just opened a blog so I can stay in contact.

Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 9:35:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Susie--I'll keep you posted. Yes, having an actual date makes it VERY real....scary, since the house still needs a lot of work. I'll miss being on the flight with all the other NBN'ers but I just don't want to wait that long to see the Husband again. I'll keep you and all posted on how it's going--just finding the time to blog is getting to be a challenge between packing, vet appts, doctor appts, dentist appts, etc.

Basya--we're looking forward to the wedding--one last simcha before we leave! Glad you have a blog--a great way for us to keep up with you---you better post your wedding pictures!

Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 11:17:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger Basya said...

If I can figure out how I will!

Friday, May 5, 2006 at 2:22:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger westbankmama said...

Good luck to you - I hope when things settle down (yes, they really do settle down at one point) you will have the time to blog from Israel.

Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 10:53:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Thanks, WBM--the first challenge will be figuring out how to connect the computer once we get settled in. Glad to hear that there comes a point when things DO 'settle down' and life isn't chaos and boxes and deadlines and packing....I really started this blog so I could blog from Israel and I've surprised myself with blogging from here -- and appreciative of the positive feedback from vatikim and new olim alike.

Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 8:33:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger Kapara said...

I hope you decide to buy a computer when you get here. Setting up the internet is pretty easy. Maybe you can ask your blog readers in Israel how they keep there computers virus free? I starting to agree with Virginia, who said to buy a Mac!

Monday, May 8, 2006 at 5:26:00 PM GMT+3  
Blogger the sabra said...


we need more of you out here!

Friday, May 12, 2006 at 10:56:00 AM GMT+3  
Blogger aliyah06 said...

Yona--I'm bringing BOTH computers if I can figure out how to get them there without breaking them....maybe you can help me setting them up?

Sabra--thanks for the encouragement--and I love your blog! Thanks for that! 'no learning before davening' touched a chord!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 5:17:00 PM GMT+3  

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