**UPDATE** Things I will have to get used to living in Israel
** UPDATE **
Will get some pictures posted soon - haven't gotten them off the camera yet....or shown them to the family.
Will post them as soon as I have a chance.
Being here again reminds me of a few things that will be an adjustment -
1- Toilets with double-flushers. Toilets here have a two-part flusing system built in - one the uses minimal water (for pee/tp) and one that uses a bit more water (for other thing)....both setting have mega-water-pressure.
2- People smoking in public....restaurants with ash-trays on the tables (and very few with a non-smoking section).
3- The concept of 'lines' does not exist - in stores, banks, etc
4- Traffic lights that go from green-to-yellow-to-red (like in the states) but then go from red-to-yellow-to-green. Since there is 'warning' of a green light by the yellow appearing first - if you don't hit the gas the milisecond the light turns green you WILL be honked at.
5- People using their horns constantly - for every little thing - while driving.
6- People that will yell and scream at you when you do the slightest thing they see as being 'wrong' - but the same person will see you stumble and fall a block later and will be right there to help you up and make sure you are ok.
7- Living among people who REALLY care for each other. Living in a country where everyone has the attitude that "we are all in this together".
I wish DH and the other kids were just coming here and DD#2 and I didn't have to go back to the states at all. I feel so GOOD here - so comfortable - so at peace - so at home. aaaaahhhhhhhhh - 52 more days before this is officially 'home'.
Speaking of 'home' - we have decided to move to the town of Ma'alot. It is in the very north of northern Israel if anyone is interested in looking it up.
Have a great day all - I know I will. :-)