Tonight, on what must have been the hottest day of the year, and getting hotter tomorrow, we attended an engagement party - the son of a friend.
This is how hot it is at present, and even worse tomorrow - apparently.
We walked the short distance between the Horev Centre and the fountain further up and encountered the most raucous street party ever.
Roads were blocked off and security was almost as bad as in London.
The whole of young Haifa appeared to be out. These were not students, but the city's native youth. For a city better known for its elderly, Russian, Ethiopian and student body, this was a novelty and made the centre of Netanya look like a tea-party at Buckingham Palace.
Oh, and the strike is off - apparently!