it's nearly 7:00 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. i've had my grandson, sahar, with me since 6:30 a.m. his parents went off to tel aviv this morning to buy more shoes for their their store in town.
i guess that's a sign that the store is being successful. one can only pray. we've had very hot weather lately and the kids went out last week and bought a pool. zvi came home from work early yesterday, and with the help of his brother -in -law, he managed to assemble the pool. it took a couple of hours to fill it. oh vey, the water bill!!!
i had every intention of going early to the pharmacy today to buy a swim suit for sahar. i also had the cash to finally pay the electric bill. i figured we'd spend the hot morning in the pool together. instead, we had a rain storm this morning and the weather suddenly got cold again. go know! it's a good thing that we covered the pool last night.
we are getting another dog today. that's right, we will have 3 dogs. a friend saw an ad for a 5 year old tea cup chiwawa who needed a home. his family is headed back to the states and was afraid to travel with him. the ad read "mitzvah" so how could i possibly say no. this has been a dream of ours for years. we had a chiwawa a few years ago but he died after only a year. it was a traumatic time for me.
there's a chiwawa at the zefat pet shop in town. they want about $800 for him. i pine for him but it's way out of my price range. i also, on principle, am against the selling of pet animals. we are paying a token $100 finder's fee. he comes with clothes, a bed and a carrier. i can't wait to see him. zvi is meeting the owner in tel aviv in a little while. i am already fantasizing about dressing in a blonde wig this year as legally blonde for purim.
the kids are already on the bus on the way home to zefat. i'll just have to wait a few hours to greet our new pet. when i read the ad, it said to come and see 'hime'. for some reason, i thought that the dog's name was hyme. i told my son that the dog had a really strange mexican name. our dog was named 'paco'. i felt bad about changing this dog's name since he had it for 5 years. well, it turns out that his name is actually, paco. this was surely meant to be!
in another 3 weeks i will be turning 60. my birthday, which is on rosh chodesh tamuz, falls out on the fourth of july weekend. i want to throw a fourth of july bash. i want to make chili and serve hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob. i invited a girl pal to enjoin her birthday with mine this year. her's is a week later.
too bad we can't do a pool party. i don't do mixed swimming. anyway, who wants to see middle aged men without shirts?