Tuesday, August 08, 2006

First Siren of the Day Sounds in Haifa

We just had the first siren of the day. I am home alone - Avinoam went to work (they moved the workers into the basement bomb shelter) and our other roommate returned to central Israel, where she has been for most of the war. I sat in the hallway but didn't hear any missiles landing. I was supposed to leave the house soon; hopefully there won't be any alarms while I'm outside.

4 comments:

HauteSexyCool said...

I don't know why you stay there listening for sirens with baited breath. I think it's silly. Regardless, I wish you safety and good fortune.

Delana said...

Well hautesexycool,home is home no matter where you are. In a way you may be right,Carmia could just leave and wait it out elsewhere.But,I have to understand why she stays.And as silly as it seems to you from your safe home,it is not silly to Carmia.she is young,beautifull and full of life, not baited breath.I have also thought she should go elsewhere to be safe.But i am not there.So before you go calling someones actions as silly, you should really think about how silly it is for someone a million miles away to tell someone else what decisions they should make.Sorry to seem so abrupt,but instead of judging and mocking someones day to day life you should just offer encouragement and pray this all ends soon and peacefully.

Halla said...

I am with you Delana! There are alot of people that live there and no matter what, life has to go on. Who knows how long this will last.

Carmia said...

Thanks, Delana and Halla! Home IS home. Most of us value our privacy and our comfort, even if it is occasionally disrupted by a warning siren and sometimes worse.
People also have to work - though initially most places were closed, we are trying to return to our routines. We had already missed a few weeks of salary as is.