Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Next Week

This is my last week in Washington before I return to California for a new chapter in my life that is sure to hold as many unexpected twists and turns as the past few years. It is amazing how quickly time has gone by since returning to America. As I mentioned before, I have been picking up odd jobs everywhere I can find them and I was unable to find time for much else. It has been a good month of hard work, of family time, of a few rounds of golf, of some study time, and a little relaxation.

On Saturday of this week, I will be back in California (along with our new dog) and I will begin a frantic 4 day house preparation for the rest of the family that will fly in on Wednesday. Hopefully at that point I will be able to enter into a normal schedule that will allow me to post some thoughts and share our new journey with all who read.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ode to Physical Labor

My family is back in America and currently staying with family for the month before we return to California and re-enter life there. Because we are not in any type of routine here it has been difficult to find time to post, check emails, or finish my last paper for Hebrew University.

The other thing that is making things difficult is the fact that I did not want to spend this month sitting around without any income so I decided to try to get work doing anything I could think of. So far I have been hired for yard work, a bathroom remodel, and cutting down and hauling away a tree. I enjoy the work and it is definitely nice to do work that can be completed and that has an end to it. After working with people that past 11 years, I have definitely seen a lot of progress in people's lives ( mine included) but it is nothing that can be measured or that ever is completed. So for the next week I will pressure wash a house, build a garden planter, install a bathroom floor, and pull weeds and then I will know the job is completed. Maybe I will even have time somewhere in there to post something more meaningful.