Saturday, August 30, 2008

Summer’s last hurrah

Hellooooo, Our Shiputzim fans!

The books are all covered; the knapsacks are all packed; and everyone knows what time they have to be there on the first day of school/gan.

So how did we spend the final week of vacation? Well, in addition to covering and packing the aforementioned books and knapsacks (respectively), we B”H found time for a few more activities:

  • YZG took the boys to the pool for the last swim of the summer.
  • We went to a beautiful bar mitzvah.
  • AMG and ESG both took the train – albeit on different days – to Tel Aviv, where they each went boating in Ganei Yehoshua.
  • MAG went bowling (or bowel-ling, for the Hebraically-oriented among you).
  • ASG took a bus to Misrad HaP’nim and got his TZ.
  • We finally went to check out the new Azrieli Mall in Modiin.
  • We enjoyed a BBQ on the beach in Ashdod with some of this blog’s most loyal readers. (We missed you, YAT!)
  • We spent a very special Shabbat together with those same readers. (Happily, this time, YAT came too.) We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Shabbat hosts. We all had a great time!

Feel free to use the comment section to report how you spent the waning days of summer.

Shavua tov from the entire Our Shiputzim staff.


  1. I feel I must comment and for the good.
    I had in the past been a reader of this blog but after the almost hourly exciting updates of the renovations died down and the blog mill came to a standstill (I felt), my interest at times waned - causing me to abandon this blog. After a chance comment by a participator in the Shabbos you have mentioned, I returned and caught up on all of the happenings on your blog. I must say – Well Done! I feel the blog has been taken to the next level giving us the readers a more complete understanding of the vacuum that is your household so we can better understand the context of many details and anecdotes mentioned in regard to your renovations.
    I therefore say – Yes! - Please continue the blog in its new purview. I for one will continue to read and can only hope that when this blog is discovered worldwide – I can say I was there from the beginning.

  2. "Be All You Can Be" - Welcome back to our humble blog, and thanks ever so much for your kind words.

  3. YAT - Thanks for your comment. Have a great first day of school tomorrow I"YH!

  4. we are very impressed with the amount of stuff done during your vacation.(as we were told it is only day trips...)
    we would like to say to "be all you can be" - well said.

  5. it is only day trips...
    Not that there was anything wrong with that...

    It was great seeing you on Shabbat!
    How was the first day of gan?


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