Wednesday, December 21, 2005
It's Raining, Not Pouring
The last time I blogged about rain, it was pouring. Today it's just intermittently drizzling, but it's grey and chilly, and I've made soup. I wish I could serve some to my friends in New York City who are struggling today to commute without subways or buses (food is love, doncha know?). I'm reading a good book, and if I had a fireplace, I'd curl up in front of the fire. A working fireplace in Israel is at least as rare and luxurious as it is in a Manhattan apartment. Along with everyone who lives in an Israeli top-floor apartment, I'm just hoping the roof won't leak this year. The long-awaited building repairs have been completed, and they included wrapping the roof in some impressively modern rug-like state-of-the-art waterproof stuff. It cost enough to keep us seriously dry. I heard on the radio that Israel's only ski mountain, Mt. Hermon, may get snow later this week. (Actually, I prefer this less factual, more romantic description of Mt. Hermon) A white Chanukah!