Saturday Sirens

We had a quiet few days and decided to stick to our routine since it was the weekend here (Friday and Saturday). We took Mika out for the first time on her bike to her favorite local pizza place.  We do this every Saturday for lunch. Josh decided to join us.  Our pizza had just […]

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A day after the Rockets…

It’s going off constantly!  But I can’t seem to turn off the red alert app that tracks rockets headed into Israel.  A sense of uneasiness comes over me even when it clearly shows most of the missiles are not close to Tel Aviv.  I look around and people are going about their normal lives to […]

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First time in SHELTER!

Almost as soon as I finished writing the last post – it needed an update!  The situation changed quickly and the next thing we knew sirens were screaming throughout Tel Aviv! Rockets started lighting up the sky just before 9 last night. We were about to walk to our 9:00 dinner reservation with friends, when […]

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We are SAFE!

I remember it well a year and a half ago!  I was scared and confused.  November 2019, we woke up to school being cancelled and news of missiles flying into Israel!  https://notinamericaanymore.com/what-a-day-missiles-target-israel/Here we are AGAIN today, with reports of missiles coming in and lots of messages from friends and family back home asking if we […]

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Car Wash or Carjacking?

Just as I’m getting comfortable living here, I had a “Not in America” experience at a car wash recently.   I thought the toughest part would be finding a full service car wash near our apartment in Tel Aviv.  I know space is severely limited in the city, so I was unsure if there would […]

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Visiting Caesarea

Saturday morning, I woke up to my friend on the other line saying, “Pack your swimsuit and a towel, we are going to Secret Beach today.”  Since I was half asleep, I didn’t have a chance to think about it.  The next thing I knew I was rushing around trying to get the kids up, […]

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