David’s Uncle Avi and Aunt Chana from Israel came for a quick visit, and it has been so delightful! They’ve done some sightseeing in San Diego and Los Angeles, and we’ve also just enjoyed lots of time laying low together at the house. Chana is a tremendous chef, and has cooked us fantastic meals, and Avi is wonderful with the boys – he sings to them and plays with them and it makes my heart glad. But apart from all the good food and help, it has just been such a treat to catch up and visit. Last weekend, our cousin Eileen and her man Jonathon Groner joined us as well – and all 8 of us enjoyed a quiet and lovely Shabbat.
Eileen and Jonathan have gone home already, and Chana and Avi leave us in just a few days to head back to Israel. We’ve really enjoyed the visit and are grateful they came. We will miss them!
We send all our love to all our family in Israel. We miss you and love you all.
We’ve moved into our apartment in San Diego and bought a few things at IKEA to tide us over until I move the rest of what we’re moving from Richmond. The apartment is great, it’s right downtown on the corner of Fifth and Broadway, and we have a great big deck for grilling and chilling. The view from our deck is amazing, we can see all of downtown, Petco Park (the baseball stadium), the bay, the ocean, the mountains, and the Mexican Coronado Islands. It’s not quite home yet, but it’s getting there.
We’ve decided that it’s time for us to move back to San Diego. Rachel got a great job offer just three weeks ago – it’s been a complete whirlwind and we’re already packing up and saying good-bye as we prepared to drive across the country. It’s a really amazing opportunity for us to get back to the left coast, which is really home for us, close to Rachel’s family, good friends etc.We’ve only been in Richmond 2 years, but the project Rachel was brought here to work on has been completed successfully, and my professional time here was a disaster.
We’re really sad to be leaving our great friends and neighbors, but we’re ready for the next adventure. Rachel got a great job in San Diego in a senior position at a top 50 advertising agency. I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be doing, but I might work at least part time with my friend Jamie on some of her projects.