it is 9:00 p.m. in the holy city of zefat. I just finished putting away the metal poles of the sukkah. I left zefat around 12 hours ago to travel to Tel Hashomer to see the neurosurgeon at Sheba hospital. I got there an hour early and had an additional 2 1/2 hour wait. the surgeon wants to remove the brain tumor. it hasn't grown much in three years, but there seems to be more swelling than was seen in January.
I have been given another 8 months to consider the surgery and monitor the brain by way of MRI. I'm thinking "if it ain't broke then don't fix it". I do not have any symptoms so I am going to do the waiting game. I went to the shopping center at the hospital to look for possible sales. I couldn't find any shoes in my size at the orthopedic store, unfortunately. they were giving them away, practically.
I waited for about a half an hour or more in the hot sun for a bus to Tel Aviv. it took forever to get to the train station where I catch my bus back to zefat. fortunately, there was a taxi going back to zefat for the price of a bus. so for about $10 I rode home in comfort. the driver left me off near my house. the regular price is about 700 shekels. ($170). the driver actually, lived in my neighborhood.
my health care provider paid for my taxi ride to the hospital this morning. so I really locked out today. I got up at 7:00 a.m. and took off the bamboo roof from the sukkah and removed all of the decorations. they are predicting a huge storm tomorrow. I had some tea and I showered and I left. I got home some 12 hours later, grabbed a chicken schnitzel and let the dogs out. Tiny, the overgrown puppy, ate a huge hole in my bed. I didn't leave him on the balcony, as usual, when I go out. I guess it's karma. he ate a gigantic hole in the Sephardi grandmother's mattress that was in my room, and I didn't replace it yet.
at 7:00 p.m. I took down the sukkah material and wooden slats. Just then my son came home and I ran in to heat up the leftovers for him. after he had some dinner, he was open to taking apart the sukkah frame. I ran up and down the stairs with the metal poles and finally rearranged the items in the storage unit to make room for the entire sukkah. I then came back upstairs to blog. I am really tired now. I hope we have a huge rainstorm tomorrow to wash away all of this brown dust.