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living room furniture and other matters
After much delay our livving room furniture finally arrived. I think it might be the wrong color, but I'm not certain. I'm going to have to go back to the showroom and have a look. It's still a neutral color, so I'm not so concerned, but it's kind of odd. Also, one of the chairs has a small rip in the seam at the back. It's not against a wall, so I'm less than thrilled. I'm going to have to ask them what they're going to do to fix that. Sigh.

In other news, Seth is getting ready for Shabbos in Aruba. There are a couple of Lubavitchers there for the summer at the hotel he's staying at, so he's going to daven with them tonight and have dinner with them. Hooray for Chabad! One of them knows my friend Eli. It's a small world after all. :) I'm still amazed by the fact that I can talk to Seth from 4,000 miles away. I know it's probably not such amazing technology, but I think I'll never cease to be amazed by something like that. Even more amazing is that my father told me that he was getting calls from my brother in the middle of a desert in Afghanistan. Incredible. My brother has moved out of Afghanistan, apparently, and is now in Qatar (sp?). Qatar has the highest per capita income in the world. It's a teeney tiny country with a fairly small population, but it only has one industry... oil. Must be an interesting place to be. BearingPoint has a fairly substantial presence in Qatar, which I find pretty interesting. Not that I ever expect to be sent out there, but I still think it's interesting.

Anywho, we're bringing Shabbos in early tonight, so I'll be heading over to the Felds' around 7. It should be nice to get to bed at a decent hour for once. :)

I still need more user icons. Sigh. I'm so boring.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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From: gingy Date: July 16th, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I suppose that's one good thing about being an Orthodox man - the kippah sorta gives you away, and he can find others to share Shabbos with. I was sorta worried about his eating there based on a brief conversation we had, and I thought perhaps he'd be eating nothing but fruit!

I have a question for you! Yeah, again.

If I were to show up at your house on Shabbos, bearing food from a kosher place, is that acceptable? Or, you know, coming with cold cuts and fruit and such?

Or... if I decided I wanted to be your Shabbos Goy (hehe), is my using your stove allowed? You would not create the sparks, so is it still forbidden?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 17th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, he had plenty to eat, I think. I sent him with a bunch of grilled yummy goodness. And there's always fruit. And crackers. And he brought these kosher meals that don't require a microwave to heat up (very strange, I don't get it, but it's nifty). And he brought MorningStar Farms stuff. So he had plenty of yummy goodness. I rarely let him starve. Can't you tell?

As for your questions:

I'm not sure about part one. If you were Jewish and showed up with food, albeit kosher, on shabbos, I think I couldn't eat it. If you're not Jewish (which is the case), I'm not sure.

As for the second part, sure you could use my stove on Shabbos. But er, you'd have to eat all alone. Unfortunately, I can't eat food that's cooked on Shabbos. No matter who does it. You are always welcome to come by on a shabbos afternoon, but food is not a necessity.

I know that you feel like you have to feed people, but I'll like you just the same with or without food! ;)
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: July 17th, 2004 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
The wrong color is one thing, a rip is not excusable. I would make them order you a new piece, or if the whole order is wrong and you want the color you originally ordered, tell them to let you use the furniture they delivered until they can switch it out for what you ordered. Why should you have to do without out furniture when they screwed up? I still cannot believe your brother "volunteered" to go to Afghanistan but at least he got out of there safely.
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