Sunday, July 13th:
Bezeq installed our land line and turned on the ADSL outside, but didn’t deliver the modem because we ordered our service through an olim special with 012 (Internet Service Provider). In Israel you either need Cable or Bezeq ADSL + an Internet Service Provider in order to get online service.
After that we left on an adventure to Talpiot around Noon (via Egged bus #175 to Central Bus Station and bus #20 to the Hadar Mall) where our friend Bella Hyman (who drove up from Efrat) showed us where to shop and translated for us. We purchased:
- Refrigerator (to be delivered Tuesday between 10 AM and 3 PM, but actually arrived at 9:30 PM!)
- Washer and Dryer (to be delivered next Tuesday between 10 AM and 3 PM)
- New Mattresses and Beds (we found the 100% natural latex mattresses and Swiss adjustable bed frames ( see http://www.gumavir.co.il) we had been trying to buy in the states – for much less money here! And to think, we almost bought them in the US and paid to ship them here because no one on the many e-mail lists we belong to knew this business was in Jerusalem. We should have them in 2 to 3 weeks.
- Electrical adapters and power strips.
In case you’re wondering about a stove, we purchased a 1 year old Bosch from the Aaron family who made Aliyah last summer and recently bought a house that they did a complete kitchen renovation on.
Important! Just in case you’re trying to get to Ma’aleh Adumim from the Central bus station… When coming back from Jerusalem Central Bus Station, you must cross the street, go through the alley by the lottery ticket kiosk, turn right, walk about half a block and turn right again to take the alley that goes under the street, turn right when exiting the alley and look for the 174, 175 signs (it’s the 2nd or 3rd bus shelter).