With mixed feelings, I'm packing up to start the long trip home. Before I leave on one of these intense family visits it takes me about a month to prepare. Then, when I return, it takes about three weeks to settle back into my regular routine. No matter how long I stay away, there's this almost-two-month overhead. I'm grateful that I've been able do it (so far), and that "my people" seemed to be doing OK.
There's a temptation to skip down to Houston and volunteer, but I'm afraid I'd become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.
Now for the big question, to which I already know the answer. Is it still hot in Tel Aviv?