Tuesday October 9th was the morning that would begin my process of settling in and getting myself set up. This was my first day and I was excited as could be. My goal for today was to make all the arrangements to set myself up on kibbutz, and I was ready. Ruti, who is helping me out in the kibbutz, took me around in the morning. I opened up an account in the office, from which I will pay for food, Internet access, phone calls made from my room, and anything else that I pay for on kibbutz. It is also the account that my stipend will go into at the end of each month. My account has a number, and whenever I have to pay for something on kibbutz I use that number and they take that amount of money from my account. I talked to the man in charge of internet and I had that set up in my room for a small fee of 66 shekels per month. I tried to get a cell phone through the kibbutz, but the man in charge of cell phones didn’t have any more phones and would only get more in a week or two. I didn’t want to wait that long, so I decided that I would go get one on my own. I also have a mailbox on kibbutz, so if I get mail, I go and pick it up from the mailroom. My mailing address here is:
D.N. Hanegev 85140
IsraelSo that was my first day; I had set myself up on kibbutz. I felt accomplished.