Wednesday, August 02, 2006

we got sirens

For the first time (at least in this war) we got sirens in our village. Before this a guy would drive around announcing "All residents go down to their bomb shelters" and then sometimes we would hear a loud boom and sometimes we wouldn't. IO had explained to the children that that is more of a warning system so that when we hear the booms we'll be expecting them, but that they don't always come.
Now that we have forced the Hizballah back far enough from the border they actually have time to give us a warning before the rockets hit. From what I understand, if the siren goes off there is a very good chance that you'll be hit and with the loudspeaker guy, it is just a potential.

I had a very enjoyable drive back last night, I took two (new) refugees with me and I'll write about that in my next post.


Rafi G. said...

I still do not understand where you are.. you are in jerusalem but drive back to your village almost daily picking things up and taking people out?

rockofgalilee said...

I'm in Jerusalem. Since we left home, I've only been back twice.

Once last week and once yesterday. I am going in to work in Haifa once a week, so I wanted to see how things were going (that our house was still standing) as well as get some stuff that I forgot the first time.