12 Tevet, 5773
If you haven't heard the record-making news, the Middle East has been hit by a blizzard. Desert-dwellers are not prepared for such developments, as a rule. Israel's soldiers have helped stranded motorists to reach safety, and strangers took in people who needed shelter.
Sand scattered on roads, snowplows and salt are now part of the Israeli scene.
Other news-worthy stuff is going on:
How the Holy Land Looks All in white http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4465376,00.html
I'm thrilled to have kept a long, water-proof down coat in my closet, with thick gloves and waterproof boots for Israel's cold winters. These items have helped me to weather the days-long storm.
Here's my advice for coping with some of the difficulties, fresh off one of my Facebook pages:
I highly recommend keeping your sense of humor going strong. That lets you cope with problems. Check out this message from last week:
If you have other good suggestions to share, please comment below this blogpost.
Have fun with the white stuff.
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