Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ten weeks and were still here

We've lived here for ten weeks already, and in that time, we've had a number of "Welcome to Israel" moments. Our first hello was from Nefesh B'Nefesh. Our second, from Hezbollah. Taxi drivers have reacted with excitement when we tell them we are Olim Chadashim, while others have asked us why we are here, and why we would leave somewhere as wonderful as America.

Last Shabbat morning, when I opened the fridge, nothing felt cold. The day went on, and the fridge stayed warm. We moved what we could into the freezer, and after Shabbat ended, we tossed out milk, cottage cheese, and other temperature-sensitive products.

The service man came on Sunday morning. He was a Chiloni Israeli, a non-religious Israeli, and looked over the fridge. Our freezer had frozen over a pipe that brings cool air into the fridge, causing the fridge to stop being cold.

What can we do to prevent this from happening again, we asked.

You can daven to Hashem, he answered.


Blogger DodahR said...

Thanks for sharing that story...

September 21, 2006 11:27 AM  
Blogger Gebrec said...

What a great story!

September 21, 2006 2:39 PM  
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September 21, 2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AirTime: That's happened to me as well (something similar). On a project I was working on last year, we were very very late, and had way too many problems -- we had 1/2 the company working on it. The CEO )totally secular was calling me every 15 minutes for an update. Its 4:30 PM, and he calls me again for an update and I tell him I'll call him back, since I'm going to mincha. He says, "you know, mincha's a great idea -- why don't you take everyone who's not working on the project from the company, and take them to the kotel and to daven mincha and say tehillim..."

(And he was being serious!)

Shana Tova!

September 21, 2006 4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, great story.

But you are still left with a broken fridge and an incompetent repairman who does not even have the American humility to admit ignorance or give you practical guidance for the future.
Lucky you.

September 25, 2006 7:24 AM  
Blogger Air Time said...

When he left the fridge was working, but your point is taken

September 25, 2006 7:35 AM  

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