Kuwait Blackout 2015

Yesterday was Wednesday. Wednesday is family night. Jeff, Abby, Saud and I were enjoying our dinner when the lights flickered. Then the apartment went black. We thought it was just our building. However our view from the 15th floor told us it was way more widespread than that. It was black for miles and the traffic on the highway next to our apartment was all backed up.
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Our phones were dying. It luckily we have 20+ candles on our apartment to sustain us in these circumstances. We only had to use one because Bath & Body Works candles are so awesome. About 45 minutes to an hour later the power went back on. Turns out almost 80% of the country lost power. Here are some more articles to peruse.

Both fortunately and unfortunately we had school today. The dust blew in about 10am and the rest of the day was gross. Here’s hoping for a nicer weekend!
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Fall is here (for now)

We don’t write much. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have a lot to write about. We do. But we’re also pretty busy living such a kick-ass life and enjoying moments that we don’t always have the time to write about it. Among other posts, I want to write about spring break in Oman, June in Iceland, our summer, and Bahrain.

In the meantime I’m going to write about weather (again). I just can’t help it. It’s our daily life. And when it changes it’s a pretty big deal. Yesterday was incredibly windy. And then it was DUSTY. Probably one of the dustiest days we’ve seen since moving here (it hasn’t actually been very dusty in our 2+ years here). I was in a classroom for 30 minutes and when I came out the dust had come. It was gross – all in your mouth and nose and the weather turned orange. It kind of looks like when it’s snowing a super fine light snow in MI. We didn’t take any pictures. But check these out from Kuwait UpToDate:

This morning we woke up and it was still super windy. Then we walked outside. It was GORGEOUS! It was in the low 70s with a cool breeze. I wore fall colors and loved every minute of it. We got back to our apartment and realized it was one of the clearest days we’ve ever seen. And the water was a DEEP blue. And the sunset was beautiful. The weather here is static for so long it’s refreshing to have something a little different.

 

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