The sun is shining, so once again it is warmer outside than in our apartment without power. It has been almost a week without full electricity.
The Knesset is supposed to be meeting now to discuss the government’s response to the snow storm that turned into a modern siege of Jerusalem.
As the snow and ice are slowly melting, they must be the same temperature as our water coming out of the tap.
You have seen plenty about the winter weather that has struck Jerusalem, Israel, however, I was out last Friday morning when the weather cleared briefly and would like to add a suggestion for the Knesset clean-up committee.
As I walked to Gan Sacher, three Jerusalem ‘snowplows’ passed by.
1. No matter how big a piece of equipment, having the shovel up on a cleared road does not do a lot of good.
2. Going over the same cleared road with shovel full of snow may look like clean up work, but also does not do much..
3. Finally one guy got it right and put his shovel down and pushed some of that gook out of the way.
Were the city’s efforts on Friday with snow plows or earth-moving equipment?
It did not really matter, it snowed again, and the roads had to be cleared again.
On Sunday, on our side street, people took to the streets themselves with their shovels to dig out cars and clean the road.
Too bad they did not use salt or pickle juice, it was still icy today and will just refreeze tonight.
No matter the fallen trees, snow and ice, it’s time to get out of the house and warm up.
Some Jerusalem neighborhoods will be digging out from this storm for quite some time. But, celebration time the electric company workers are here!