Thursday, April 10, 2008

Crazy day

Today is the 'deadline" for getting your application into Nefesh B'nefesh. We waited until the last poosible second and then some, we overnighted the application in today. and they will get it tomorrow by noon..WHOOEEEE. Sadly, when I got back from the Post Office I saw that the check was sitting on my desk still :( I called and told them I forgot it, and we'd put in the mail (regular delivery this time)

As I was leaving work, Nat called and told that AP (our Realtor) called and told her that someone was coming to look at the house. I got home and the mad scramble to clean the house, or least give the appearance of cleanliness, began.

The people came, they wandered around the house while my boys ate dinner. They were in our home for 5 minutes or so, said it was very nice and left. Whatever happens it was a nice run through, getting the house to look presentable, also a nice dose of reality into teh dream we are living.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Yesterday I went to Pittsburgh for a funeral of Yetta (Bobbi) Weiss. She was known as Bobbi (by just about all the guys at the Mesivta. Her house was located in between our dorm and the school, and was the perfect shortcut back and forth.

She was a tough lady, she had her chosen group of guys that she liked and a bunch that she didn’t like for whatever reason, she was always very opinionated on both groups. Luckily I was in the group that she liked.

Her house was always open to us, some days, when the Yeshiva food was bad I would eat all my meals at her house. She was always there as someone to talk to, complain to and get away from school for a bit.

She protected us from the Rabbi’s, one day we were over watching a movie, and the Rabbi knocked on the door and she wouldn’t let him in, then told us to go out the side door and get back to the dorm.

When the Red Wings were in playoffs and playing out in the West Coast I would climb out my window after curfew and run up to her house to watch the game. She didn’t mind if I stayed till 2 in the morning, as long as I locked the door and made it to davening in the morning.

One of my favorite stories happened during my senior year, my friend and I would rent movies and take them to her house. We would charge everyone a dollar to come in and watch the game. Bobbi not only provided snacks, she would stand at the door and make sure that everyone paid, and she would not take a cut. Someone ratted us out, and the Rabbi came to tell everyone to leave (which pissed Bobbi off more than anything, that he would come into her house and tell her what to do) so she told me and my friend to wait 20 minutes and come back and finish the movie.

Over the years I stayed in touch with her, she made a blanket for Jonah when he was born. I would always stop by when visiting Pittsburgh, she loved meeting Nat and the Jonah. During our short stint of living in Pittsburgh, we lived next door to her, and Nat really got to know and she was able to play with Jonah.

She was an amazing person and I will miss her.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Jonah quotables

Jonah was outside playing the other day, he found a shovel and announced that he was going to dig for dinosaur fossils in our backyard. He didn't find any bones, but he did find a worm.

He likes to start stories like this..."A long time ago, but not when there were dinosaur, mommy told me......"sometimes he says "A long time ago, but after the dinosaurs died...."

Jonah "I really want a grownup to play with
Nat - Grown ups aren't as much as kids, because they have lots of responsibilities like cooking for Shabbos, cleaning, and working"
Jonah "yea, but that's boring"

Jonah to Dad- "I'm going to ask mommy because she knows the rules."