It's been 80 degrees every day since we arrived. The sunny deck of our apartment is littered with plants and overlooks the city and the sea. It's simply gorgeous here.
Getting into the country, despite the long flights, was fine. Lucy did quite well, though I think she was a bit dehydrated by the end of it. Once we landed in Tel Aviv, the rumours of a big security check were just that. Before we were taken into a little room a no-nonsense 17 year old girl told us that this was standard procedure for people with work visas. It took about 15 minutes to get Jeff fingerprinted and filed. Then we were on our way. All of our luggage made it here fine. There was a lot of traffic getting into the city, apparently, due to this: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3631827,00.html
I'll have lots more in the next entry about life so far here in Tel Aviv.