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We are back from Maine, having survived another overnight drive and shabbos. It is severely doubtful that I will ever catch up on my friends list, so if anything important happened over the last couple of weeks, feel free to let me know.

We had an excellent trip, though it was marred by a lousy daycare situation that we eventually gave up on, and Seth catching a stomach virus that still seems to be plaguing him. It's unlikely, but entirely possible, that I will eventually write a real entry about our trip.
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mabfan From: mabfan Date: April 23rd, 2006 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
It was a pleasure to sederize with you.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
The feeling is mutual!
gnomi From: gnomi Date: April 23rd, 2006 01:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Welcome back! It was wonderful to spend the first half of Pesach with you!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay! next time it should be all of Pesach! (Not, um, that we're going to be able to afford this again, but you know...)
cellio From: cellio Date: April 23rd, 2006 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you had a (mostly) good trip; sorry about the virus and the daycare.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was rather pleasant. I got only a few pictures, but if any of them came out well, you'll be able to see why it was all worth it!
zis770 From: zis770 Date: April 23rd, 2006 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad you had a great trip although sorry about the daycare and the virus.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks!
mindycl From: mindycl Date: April 23rd, 2006 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
welcome back!

my entries are kinda short so just go to my LJ page and you'll catch up within 2 minutes :). Hope you had a nice YT!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had a lovely YT, thank you. How was yours?
pocketnaomi From: pocketnaomi Date: April 23rd, 2006 07:39 am (UTC) (Link)
You heard the big news from here; fortunately, the small person is getting better. I still owe you a check and haven't forgotten; I'll get that to you soon.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad the small person is getting better, but sorry he's not able to come home today. I know you must miss him.

Not to worry about the check. I know you're good for it.
hannahsarah From: hannahsarah Date: April 23rd, 2006 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I haven't updated my journal about my trip to Israel because I'm still processing the experience.

In short, I flew to Jerusalem with my daughter, we met with a Beit Din, and I got my sofek conversion and she got her gerus conversion, mikveh and all!

We are now both sick as dogs from being on the airplane with all they germs and stuff, but it was SO worth it. :-)

Now I just have to get well enough to fly to London to meet with a potential shidduch that I've been talking on the phone with for the past 4 months. I'm pretty sure that he's going to propose as soon as I get off the airplane. :-D

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. You did your beis din in Israel? I thought you couldn't do that unless you were living there!? Why didn't you do it in Seattle? How did you arrange it all? What's the deal? Tell me more!

A shidduch! Wow! You work fast! That's so exciting! Good luck and get better!!
hannahsarah From: hannahsarah Date: April 25th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looooong story. I'll get my LJ updated soon, and you can read the whole megillah there.

hannahsarah From: hannahsarah Date: April 26th, 2006 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
The shidduch is super secret, because lots of people on my friends list know Kevin, and I don't want it getting back to him before I can tell him myself. I also don't want to get too far ahead of myself. He lives in London, and I haven't met him in person yet, although we talk almost every weekday morning, except shabbos and yom tov, of course.

We met on Frumster. He's the one who managed to get me an appointment with the Jerusalem Beis Din. He's very well connected in Israel, and still owns quite a bit of property there.

He's a Tosh chassid, very machmir, a widower (with 3 preteen boys at home!) He's quite wealthy, extremely well educated, and overall extremely nice. He has a really wicked sense of humor. Just a tiny hint of a temper, but it's all bluster and nothing I can't tame. ;-) All in all, I'm very optimistic, but at the same time I have to keep a cool head on my shoulders. I do think it's a very good match, though. I've been dying to tell people, but at the same time I'm afraid I'll jinx myself.

With any luck Rivka and I will be flying to London to meet him in mid to late May, right after Lag B'Omer. I'll keep you posted.
magid From: magid Date: April 23rd, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
*wave*

So sorry that the daycare didn't improve, and that Seth is under the weather; refuah shlaimah to him, speedily.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
not to worry about the daycare. Fortunately, there were lots of people around to give Julian attention. As for Seth, he's definitely starting to feel better, thank heavens.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

Yes, the trip was otherwise lovely.
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 24th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
[giggles] We need to make you an icon expressing this kind of situation. That way, you can just post the word "again" with that icon, and we will all understand.

It will save you some time! :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: April 25th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm all for people creating me icons. Though I'm not sure what general principle you're suggesting I need to represent. And I'm far too lazy to make my own icons!
From: have_inner_lady Date: April 26th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
The general concept was "I can't possibly catch up with all the LJ entries, so tell me outright if there's something you need from me."

;-)

I'll think on the icon. No promises.
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