Sunday, June 26, 2016

This is Summer?

The rainy season has begun, right on schedule. This was not a surprise, and I thought I was ready. After all, I've seen rainy seasons before. I've got my wellies and my giant umbrellas for sudden downpours. My car has a nice high clearance, and growing up in Houston I'm good at driving in flood conditions. The surprising part? It's COLD. The air is cold. The rain is cold. The rainy season was "cold" in Guinea too, but that meant it got down to the '80s. Here it gets actually legitimately chilly at night, and there's no insulation or heat in my house except for a little space heater, which I accidentally blew up a power strip with the other day. Oops. 

So I'm getting out my flannels and my winter duvet, making pot pies and hot whiskies, lighting fires in my fireplace and wrapping up in the woolly blankets I bought in Ireland (and didn't think I'd use again until I went back to DC). In fact, come to think of it, it's not too terribly different from summers in Ireland, except that the rain comes down much, much harder. Only 2.5 more months. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Meredith! As you might be able to tell, I've spent the last three days combing through the posts in your blog, following your foreign service journey. Thank you for talking some about your job. I know it can be tough to include interesting and unclassified tidbits. If you are ever struggling find topics to write about, I'd love to know more about the logistics of your FS life (how to determine whether to bring/buy a car from post-to-post, saving for retirement in the foreign service, etc.). Thank you for sharing your life with those of us who are deeply interested!
    P.S. Do you know of any management FSO blogs that are interesting? I have been on the look out for one, since that is the cone I think I'm most interested in.