Friday, February 11, 2011

Darn that Dude

We are, BH in the throes of the rainiest month in Israel. Cue: The Dude

For those of you who don't know what a "Dood Shemesh" is, it's a water tank that heats the water for the whole house from solar energy. For the most part, in a ridiculously hot climate, this is a fine idea. But for the month and a half of not much sun outside, there is not hot water to be had unless you turn it on manually. And for some reason we can't seem to remember to turn on the hot water "dude" in enough time to get us hot water for showers. Or baths. Or washing dishes. And it's really, really annoying.

TPH and I are in the passionate midst of the Dance of the Dude, and it's not romantic. It's kind of like the heat in R; I turn it on, he turns it off. I sneak back upstairs and turn it on, he makes some pretense of going upstairs, and turns it off.

Otherwise, this was a great week for us, BH and I was telling my local SIL that I am feeling good, felling settled. We're still a far way from all the way there, but we'll take each small victory as it comes.

We found and finalized a Gan for N next year, and I am so happy with the teacher and the place. We even recommended it to my SIL and my niece will be joining him next year, too! Then came even better news...A got accepted to the Middle School that he really wanted to get into! We've been worrying and ringing our hands, especially because some classmates got their acceptance letters last week, and some still haven't. But BH, he was smiling ear to ear. It was the first time he actually had to apply to somewhere and have that feeling of "Did I really try my best, because suddenly, these things matter!". I've decided that these are good things for a 6th grade boy to think about. Yes, school counts. Yes, effort matters.

So, between the two schools and the new apartment, we are starting to feel like things are falling into place. Granted we have to actually move into the new apartment, but hey, we're getting there.

Now, if only I could get a hot shower.


Wendy said...

Yeah, I can see where that would be a challenge...
So proud of A...feeling ancient, too.

Eli said...

and the dood abides...