Well, we got our rain here, and plenty of it so far. 2 weeks the streets in my town, sloped as they are, were like rivers. [Tel Aviv, being mostly flat, was not quite so affected, though the Yarkon and Ayalon Rivers have swelled up.].
This is good news. The water supply, in the aquifer and elsewhere (including and especially Lake Kineret (known to some as the Sea of Galilee, which is now below the level we all want it to be), could use the boost.
Meanwhile, the Trump election is the word on the street. There is much enthusiasm in my town; in Tel Aviv, which has a higher leftist population, not so much. My attitude is one of wait and see; no politician has EVER kept ALL of his/her promises, and while I have much cause for optimism over Donald Trump, I am not going full tilt over his new administration unless and until he delivers.
Meanwhile, I am working with various people on various back-story projects to news items you likely will (or have already) read in the news media. On one hand, it is getting interesting; on the other hand the work is very routine and uneventful. Not as much domestic traveling as I did 2 months ago, but the possibility of a jaunt to a European city looms for the future. I will, of course, keep this Blog updated in that regard.