I’m going to switch my computer off in a minute as there is a lot to do this afternoon, but I just wanted to update the blog as I’ll be out of contact for a couple of days.
Things are going well. I nearly said “surprisingly well” which would be a bit unfair, but I am surprised how well things seem to be going. I did have an issue with kashering the kitchen sink last night, but I got it resolved OK and I kashered the sink in four or five goes rather than eight or nine. The trick, it seems, is not to boil a whole kettle of water at once, because I lack the strength and dexterity to move that about fast enough. Even when I made a mistake with the sink, I saw it as one of those things and not as a sign that I’m useless and that God hates me.
I got up in time for shul this morning (can I do that on Yom Tov too? At least one day out of four?), went to the siyum, came home, helped put the last bits of chametz (leavened bread) away and tidy the kitchen, emptied the hoover and made the declaration nullifying any chametz I might have missed, all done on time. There’s still a LOT to do today to get ready for seder, but this is an amazing start. The atmosphere at home is very calm for Erev Pesach, everyone is just pulling together and getting things done as a team.
The one bad thing was that I couldn’t sleep last night and only got about five hours in the end, so I’m slightly worried about making it through the day and then on to seder in the evening. I actually went for a nap for an hour and a bit after the chametz was all disposed of and that has helped, so hopefully I’ll be OK.
Pesach in six hours!