On Shabbat, everything is closed, so yesterday was mostly uneventful. I did hang my hammock outside and watch Netflix though, which was lovely.
Today, on the other hand, was a wild ride– it was my first trip to the grocery store!
One thing it’s pretty important to know about Israel, especially Old City districts like the one where I live in Be’er Sheva, is that Israel is VERY OLD. So, the streets are built narrower than they would have had they been built if cars had been invented. Traffic is tight, and driving can look and feel very erratic.
You’re probably wondering– why would I comment on traffic when this bit is about the grocery store?
Well. It turns out that the carts and aisles at the store seem to be modeled after the Old City streets!
See what a tight squeeze that is, to get to the register? It’s like that in all the aisles. Anyway, I made it through, and I got fresh vegetables and lots of other wonderful things.
In the afternoon, Michael and I took a walk, and had a fun little photoshoot with a Be’er Sheva backdrop:
In other news, we’re going back into lockdown, on Friday. I’m… not too happy about it, to say the least. But, tomorrow we still get to go into our school and meet our students in person! More, then.