Bain Hazmanim Chronicles – Part 3

Dear Devoiry,

Thanks for the food you sent back with me, it makes all the difference; as much as I like going to Glatt Gourmet and Kosher Taco, we really can’t afford it (seriously, it’s like $18 without a side dish!).

Thank you also for doing all the laundry for me, I know it’s not easy to do it in the bungalow colony on Sunday when everyone’s fighting over the machines. The men want to get out, the women also want the men to get out and it was Erev 9 Days to boot, so I really appreciate it.

We sat in tons of traffic on the way home yesterday, it’s amazing how many yidden go to the mountains, and now there are more and more people going from Lakewood; the whole Squankum was full of cars coming back from the mountains. Mamish amazing.

This is the last week of the zman and I’m going to be very busy because last week I sold a lot of stuff on eBay and I have to ship them all on time, my store’s rating will go down if I don’t, and besides we need the money for our trip. Meanwhile my chavrusah really wants to finish the sugya of adam hamazik before the end of the zman, but that’s at the end of daf gimmel and we’re still holding at the top of the amud, I don’t think we’ll be able to finish, but he’s pressuring me and I’m going crazy.

Last week a customer returned an Android phone. He had already opened, and activated, it and I didn’t want to take it back but he threatened to give me a bad review if I don’t, so I did. But now it’s going to be a big loss if I resell it so I’m thinking of keeping it just for the summer; we’re going to need a GPS anyways and it will help to have Google wherever we are so we can find minyanim and kosher restaurants. Don’t worry, I’ll get rid of it as soon as Elul zman starts. Just don’t tell anyone, it’ll be fine.

Can’t wait to see you next week.

Love,

Shragi

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See part 1 here, part 2 here and part 4 here

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