The day before my last post I was trying to think of what I could get Gili for Chanukah that she could really appreciate, and also thinking about the Social Security money we would hopefully start getting. I decided that the thing we would all enjoy the most would be flying my father in for Chanukah. So I discussed it with my husband, who fully agreed that he would also enjoy having my father and that it would be an excellent use of the money we hoped to have, and even if it didn't come through, it meant enough to us that we could still probably split the ticket to get him here. So Big Sis drew and picture and I wrote a note, and finally my father agreed to come, though he didn't agree to letting us pay. And now he's here! Today just him and I went to Tel Aviv, walked along the beach all the way to Yaffo (Jaffa), then back up through Tel Aviv to a yummy pizzeria. But Gili is enjoying the cuddles and I think my father is enjoying her. I've always thought they got along particularly well. They're both quit and not needy or clingy and they both have very blue eyes.
We did get the paper work from Betuach Leumi (Social Security) and we have an appointment to stand before the omitted that puts Gili in the rehabilitation day care. There is no reason she wouldn't be accepted, but we still have to wait our turn and travel to Yaffo (Jaffa) and show up. I hope to have good news about that soon!