As soon as we figure out how to get our new (new to us) car out of the parking area across the street from Mimi’s house, I will tell you all about the blogger’s evening we had there. Apparently, the car battery is dead as a doornail because it would not hold a charge enough to allow me to get into reverse after two jumps.
(Today I am skipping ulpan in order to try to get the car leasing/rental company, which owned the car up until last week and still has the car in their name, to figure out how to get the car back to Modi’in. Ha ha ha, funny! Also funny is that Taxman, to whom this purview really belongs, will be HIKING MASADA in a SHARAV today–no dust, just unseasonably hot.)
Thanks are in order for Baroness Tapuzina and her husband, who helped reassure me and Baila (my intrepid companion) and Robin that we were not going to electrocute ourselves when we connected the car batteries (owner’s manual to the car in English! awesome!), some random strangers in Petach Tikvah who lent us their jumper cables, and A Mother in Israel, who continued to check up on us late into the night.
But the biggest props of the year go to Robin, who was on the other side of the jumper cables THREE times, used her mad Hebrew skillz to try to get us a free ride or tow, and finally (after listening to some amusing cell phone chatter between me and Taxman), drove past her house, essentially, to give us a ride to airport so we could hop a cab back to Modi’in. We are still figuring out how, exactly, we are going to repay our enormous debt of gratitude to her, but in the meantime, please pop over and see her blog and her cool photos and maybe say thanks for saving Kate’s tush. See her account of the evening’s proceedings here.