I was just woken again by the first siren of the day. Before I expressed that I stopped bothering to run into the hallway, but that isn't true anymore. After I saw more Haifa houses being damaged on TV, I realized that I should do what I can, even if it's minimal. If my house is hit, we're in big trouble. We don't have a "protected room" (mamad) and not enough time to run to the bomb shelter downstairs. The reason few people were killed from direct hits on their homes is because they weren't inside of them - they were either inside bomb shelters, had left the city, or were elsewhere. The sirens gave us a pretty good warning. Then the booms started - loud ones, and many of them. I've stopped bothering to count, because it doesn't really make a difference. We've starting saying "a lot of katyushot" or "just a few katyushot".
We're watching Israel's Channel 2 and they've just announced that two people have been killed by this rocket attack. CNN reported that the Technion, one of the two universities in Haifa, has been hit and there are wounded there. Nesher, a suburbian city of Haifa, was also hit. Avinoam's parents live in Nesher and heard the booms very loud. We recognize all the places shown on TV, but in general they're still not announcing direct locations.
I'm supposed to have my dentist appointment today (finally - it was delayed last week because of the situation). Now I don't know if it will be delayed again or not.
Updates: After I made my rounds to check on my friends, I realized that more people have left the city (although based on the traffic we faced yesterday coming back north, people are returning).
The dentist office just called me. My appointment has been cancelled again. I'm not concerned about my toothache because it's minor and manageable. But I've been told that if you don't care of those things at the beginning, you might need a root canal at the end.
On the news we just found out that one of the killed people was in his car. He was driving on a main street that we often drive on when a katyusha hit in front of him. The little metal balls from the katyusha pierced the car and killed him.