Sorry I missed blogging yesterday. Usually, day at the Tell, there was talk of a cease fire, but that didn't last long as the siren near the Tell went off mid-morning. When we got back at 1:30 p.m. I noticed that my ankle was a little swelling and a bruise developed on my right foot. I had noticed earlier that my sock was a little tight and was cutting off circulation, fixed it and continued working. I then skipped lunch to put my foot up. One of the staff stopped by and saw the bruise and got all excited, she talked to one of the people in charge who said that I needed to go see the doctor. Before long I was being driven to a nearby hospital...long story short the doctor said that because of the heat, the walking and climbing, and the tight sock, it caused a small blot vessel to break...rest it, elevate it and ice it, bit no doffing tomorrow. Wonderful!
So I did just that today...got up at 6:00 a.m. in time to watch the last few innings of the All Star Game! Iced my foot and ankle...then went to the office where I and a few others wrote on pottery for the next 6 hours. I did stop for a bit and re-iced mid morning...the swelling and discoloration is better, I could have worked on the Tell, but them...can't fight City Hall or so they say.
After lunch I washed bones that are collected, not human. The bones are studied to give an indication of what was eaten by the people of that era. After that we washed more pottery, re-iced and now it is time for supper and a lecture afterward. I certainly will be walking up Tell es-Safi tomorrow and the last day on Friday. Then it's on for Tel Aviv for the weekend and fly back home on Monday? Thanks for all your continued prayers!