I am on a journey, to make Aliyah, and want to share my journey with my family, friends and anyone that is interested. I made the decision to make Aliyah in December 2002 and now I am actually doing it. This blog will chronicle my story and adventures leading up to getting on the plane and then the continuing story of the beginning of my new life in Israel and what I experience once there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I am home

This will be a short post as I am still a little jetlagged but wanted to let everyone know that I have arrived safely. I must thank my cousin Susan a thousand fold. She and her neighbors (also NBN olim from years past) came to the airport for the arrival ceremony this morning. They then waited outside while I had to go complete some paperwork, and then wait for my luggage. The luggages was coming out on two carosels and I had luggage on each of them - welcome to Israel. We then loaded up all my stuff and headed for Ra'anana. Susan then suggested eating, so we then went out to eat. We found a little store where I could buy a few things and finally arrived at my new home. Upon arrival we had to drag (almost litterally) my heavy bags up to the 4th floor. I was pleasantly shocked to find that my friend Silvy had been here yesterday and had made my bed and outfitted me with a few things so I didn't arrive here with no cups, a few snacks, a couple towels, etc. A most welcome housewarming present as the first two things I wanted to do was take a shower and a nap. I had to mostly unpack to find everything else I needed. Now showered and napped I turned on the computer to see if there was any internet I could "borrow" and upon finding some, I figured I'd update the blog. I will add pics and videos later, but for now you have some idea of my day.


Maya / מיה said...

Welcome!! Mazel tov!!

Ivan said...

Happy Birthday, Matt!
Go easy on the McDonalds 'burgers!
Uncle I