This week has been a crazy one, and I haven’t even thought of blogging. or reading blogs. So here I am, trying to catch up.
Sunday: I moved all my stuff to the new place. It wasn’t even close to being finished, but I had to move it from the old place. Sometimes schedules don’t mesh, and this was one of them. I ended up sleeping on the couch at my old place for the night. Also, a housewarming party for an ex-flatmate, who moved to an amazing place.
Monday: After a few bus trips back and forth with the rest of my personal stuff, I moved into the new place in the one room that was finished. It was chaos and mess (still is) but I thought, “if I can live in tents in Africa for weeks at a time, I can do this.” (hmmmm, I’m wanting to take that thought back)
Tuesday: The workers continue to come but make baby-step progress. I’m starting to get used to the new bus routes and routines, and being the only white person in the area again is reminding me of being back in Africa.
Wednesday: It literally breaks 100 degrees so the workers only work at night. 6-midnight. Which means that I also need to be out of the place in order to preserve my sanity. I end up staying up till 1:30 am talking with Alex, one of the Russian workers, about life in Israel versus Russia versus The States. Little sleep and loss of patience is not boding well with me.
Thursday: V.P. Joe Biden comes to Tel Aviv, and through school I am invited to see him speak. Why is it that when important people speak they blast the air conditioning and freeze out everyone else in the place? We’re the ones sitting and waiting for 3 hours!
Friday: As I type this there is scraping and hammering going on in the next room. They are telling me it will be done tonight, though I don’t quite see how. I’m sooooo ready to get my life organized again. Scrounging through bags/suitcases looking for something to wear everyday is tiring, and I still haven’t found my box of nail polish. How can a girl live without her nail polish???
Thank God its the Weekend!!!!