I was walking home today, watching a boy riding his bike. He was watching the playground across the street. He bumped into a pole on the side of the sidewalk. I smiled and then I realized I almost bumped into a barricade that is usually used to block off our shul parking lot on Shabbat, but today was in an unusual spot in the parking lot, blocking off a pretty significant hole in the asphalt!
Who’s watching out for me?
There has been a deer sighting across the street from our house. I don’t know if it’s the same one/s that I’ve seen down the street. There are certainly more trees there. They are getting very brave or brazen or lazy. I guess we have to watch out more for deer ticks now for sure.
There is a house that was sold on the closest street that I walk back and forth every day to work/shul. I had heard rumors that the couple moving in perhaps would be members of our shul; why else would you want to live so close? I saw the moving truck on my first leg of the morning. It was a company that had a Hebrew/Israeli name, so I thought good chance. So I watched as I went back and forth to see if I could spot the owners and not just the movers. Then, on trip#3, I saw a guy walking outside by the garage.
He wasn’t wearing a kippah, but maybe he was a friend helping.
By the time I had come in for the last time at night, I realized that
- this family/couple likes to grill
- the man I saw seems to be the one cooking outside
- I don’t know if we will see a mezuzah on the doorpost, but I’d be really surprised if we saw them at our shul.
But since I know anything is possible, I will still be watching out for them.