Hellooo, Our Shiputzim fans!
Well, forget about all that talk about how our klitah (absorption) is complete and how we’re tentatively dipping our toes into the shallow end of “Acculturation”.
You see, there’s nothing like having one’s son receive his tzav rishon (initial army call-up) to bring one back to one of the earlier stages of aliyah.
Yes, that’s right. The Chief of Photography’s tzav rishon recently arrived in the mail.
Of course, it will I”YH still be a couple of years before he’s actually inducted. Apparently, the tzav rishon simply means that he has to report for a day of testing and initial screening (as well as a good deal of sitting around and waiting, according to our family’s official military expert - known to long-time readers of this blog as the commenter named “Be All You Can Be”.)
Nevertheless, this is still a rather significant milestone in the Shiputzim family’s klitah process. In fact, none of us are quite sure what to make of it. I guess we all need some time to sort out our thoughts and feelings on the subject…
Meanwhile, back on the renovations front, the carpenter actually showed up for several hours last Thursday. In other words, when he said on Wednesday that he would be back “tomorrow”, he actually meant it for a change! (No, he wasn’t really turning over a new leaf – as evidenced by the fact that we haven’t seen him since then…)
And finally, in completely unrelated news, we picked up all the hardware for the upstairs bathroom. I will B”N post pictures as soon as everything is installed.
Have a good evening from the entire Our Shiputzim staff!