Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The moving guy

The guy from one of the moving companies came today to give us an estimate on what it would take to move. He went through our whole house, eyeballing and typing in his PDA. Meanwhile, we walked with him, pointing at closets and telling him which furniture is coming and which is staying.

Veev and I were on the same page. There isn't anything that I want to bring that she is insisting stays, and nothing she wants to bring that I insist stays, so no fighting there.

But it is tough, when you look at the things you've accumulated over the years, and you have to decide if its worth it to bring, or time to cut it loose.


Blogger Rolling hills of green said...

I would suggest not getting an oven, mine is on the blink again and it is driving me crazy. At least a local oven you can get local service.

March 21, 2006 2:22 PM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Look on the bright side. It's like the ultimate spring cleaning. You're forced to decide what's important and what's been a product of pack ratting.

March 21, 2006 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Keglavithcher Rav said...

You must be taking Black Heat.

March 21, 2006 3:57 PM  
Blogger stillruleall said...

but if you get an oven here, make sure your cookie trays your bringing are going to be small enough to fit in them. Americans have very big cookie trays

March 21, 2006 3:58 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Keg - Black Heat was destroyed in a horrific succah falling accident in 2001.

She was replaced, but we will probably be buying a new grill when we get to Israel instead of bringing the old one.

March 21, 2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger Air Time said...

SRA - Thanks for the cookie sheet tip

March 21, 2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger da shevster said...

if u decide to knock off any DVD's, the TV, ur sterio, or any other items that u just dont know what to do with- im always available. free of charge.

March 21, 2006 6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cannot believe you are still contemplating this move.
any politics detroit may be experiencing is baby stuff compared to what goes on in israel.

please, do not do this.

March 21, 2006 6:50 PM  
Blogger rockofgalilee said...

If you want a gas grill buy one before you come and bring it. They are a fortune here.

March 22, 2006 5:09 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...


1. Rock is on the money. You can get a much better gas grill in the US for a better price.

2. Depending on the size apartment/house you are moving to, if it has room - the American oven is fine. There are plenty of service places in Israel that service American appliances, and they are much bigger in the US than they are in Israel. Buying one in Israel make surprise you as to how small they are.
This also solves the cookie sheet problem. (And don't expect to cook a big turkey in an Israeli over...it just won't fit).

Make sure to buy 220 volt power tools in the US -- they cost a fortune here as well.

As they say...the only way to make a small fortune in Israel, is to come with a large one.

March 22, 2006 6:44 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Dude, "Al Ha'Aish" is just not the same with the gas grill. Go native and do charcoal. SAY NO TO GAS!!!

March 22, 2006 7:23 AM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

OC: There's nothing holy about using charcoal!

Having a gas grill is much clear and easier to use, and you get the food grilled quicker.

For those times you need a nafnaf away from the house, you can use a portable grill the rest of the amcha, but for home use? Gas is the only way to go.

I often grill chicken on Friday afternoons for shabbat, and would never be able to deal with a charcoal mess on erev shabbat.

March 22, 2006 8:49 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

Charcoal is the ideal, but gas is much more convenient.

Black Heat was a charcoal grill, and she was wonderful.

March 22, 2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

Good on ya, air. Maybe, you can get a charcoal as a back-up for the times that you want that genuine grilling?

March 22, 2006 5:07 PM  
Blogger Emah S said...

Gas grill is on our wish list to buy and put in the lift as well. The problem is the balloons....are they standard? Those that cost like $30 in the states are at least triple that in israel! But not exactly safe I think to load on the lift....

March 25, 2006 12:22 PM  
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