Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Lift Arrives: A Photo Blog

This is what our apartment looked like at 9 AM yesterday.

From this perspective, it looks so much bigger than we thought.  Makes me wonder, "What were we so worried about?"

Even though I felt a little conflicted about it, we paved over the potential garden so we'll have a great space for our sukkah.  It also ended up serving us well as a place to put boxes that didn't fit inside the house.
We last saw this beautiful vessel 6 weeks ago as it drove away from Hal Circle.  Just minutes after this picture was taken, lots of sweaty Jews were spotted in the immediate vicinity.

Besides for ourselves, we brought stuff for 11 families .  This is a small pile of what we starting calling OPS - other people's stuff. (I know what you were thinking, but I live in the Holy Land now :-)
After all the boxes (oy!) the few pieces of furniture we sent started coming in.  This was the first piece in.  My mother and sister will recognize this immediately.  It's the bottom of the hutch that has been in my family for as long as I can remember.  The very first boxes we unpacked went into the hutch.


We amuse ourselves by calling this the guest room.  Someday, we will actually confirm the rumor that there's a bed under the rubble.  If we find it, that's where you'll sleep when you come to visit us.

This is Elan sitting in his favorite chair, in his favorite home, in his favorite city, in his favorite COUNTRY on his birthday.  No wonder he's smiling!!!!

6 comments:

Ye'he Sh'mey Raba Mevorach said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!

rutimizrachi said...

Very nice photo essay, my friend. Feels like we were there. Oh, yeah... ;-)

Batya said...

Enjoy! How exciting!!

Batya said...

Enjoy! Good luck!!

A Soldier's Mother said...

yeah!! yeah!!! yeah!!! wow - can't believe you emptied out the place! Can't wait to see the new look. See you soon! I actually saw the lift and Elan outside as I drove off today but had a car full of kids so couldn't stop! Mazel tov on yet another step in your aliyah!!!

Anonymous said...

The new life and loacation must make you very happy. The joy comes through the words you write. How wonderful!