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20% Chance of Rain!

Wooo HOOOO, Kuwait! Look what the next five days have in store for us! On the fifth day – a 20% chance of rain!

I know, I know, it’s only 20% – but it is the first HINT of rain we have seen in lo, these many months. I will rejoice at 20% and hope that rain will come soon, God willing. Kuwait needs rain.

Here is how it looks this morning, as the sun comes up from the horizon:

Yesterday, we had fishing boats, strung from right to left, so beautiful. This morning, we have Coast Guard boats. These guys seem to me to be one of the best equipped and maintained outfits in Kuwait. If I were a young Kuwaiti male, I would join the Coast Guard. They have some really, really fast boats, and some other boats that look like a lot of fun. They get to do testosterone-filled things like interdict people trying to come into Kuwait illegally, and drug runners, rescue picnic-ers and people whose boats catch on fire or fishermen whose boats sink. Wouldn’t that get your blood running a little faster?

October 21, 2008 - Posted by | Bureaucracy, Community, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Law and Order, Living Conditions, sunrise series, Weather |


  1. Inshallah… I love rain and so does my garden 🙂

    You’re right about the coast guard. A friend of mine covers our northern border. It is a testosterone filled adventure, but not always a fun job. Their equipment is not always as up-to-date as they appear. They only got water-proof guns after moaning to the ministry (for years).

    Comment by Bu Yousef | October 21, 2008 | Reply

  2. Well I wont be here to see the rain fall but I will surely be in an icy cold weather as I am traveling 🙂

    Comment by Amu | October 21, 2008 | Reply

  3. I did closet cleaning and boxed away give-away clothes… I realized that I miss wearing my winter clothes lol

    Comment by Ansam | October 21, 2008 | Reply

  4. No kidding, Bu Yusef? But they have them now, insh’allah? Still, it looks to me like they have some really really FAST boats. And yes, sometimes those dangerous jobs aren’t as much fun as it appears. 😦 God willing, your garden will be getting some fresh rainfall soon.

    Wooo HOOO Amu? Somewhere cold, hmmmm? You’re not going to tell us where?

    LOL, for sure, Ansam. While you are at it, will you check your Dad’s closet for any winter clothing he has outgrown, and especially shoes? Operation Hope is collecting for the poorest of the poor, and need especially men’s winter items.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 21, 2008 | Reply

  5. sure I will ask him

    Comment by Ansam | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  6. Thank you, Ansam. 🙂 Are you looking for a new job? What area are you interested in?

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  7. Promoting the Kuwait Coast Guard, eh? 🙂

    I just want to jump into that picture and swim right now

    Comment by jewaira | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  8. OK I have a few winter clothing at my business which I am sure I will have no problem in donating. Please just remind me once I am back from my vacation 🙂

    and about the place I am going to the mountains near china 😀

    Comment by Amu | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  9. Ooooh Amu – a vacation! You work so hard; I hope you play hard, too. You will be in Tibet? India? Pakistan?

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  10. Jewaira – it is wonderful weather – don’t you wish you could just live at your chalet? 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  11. Pakistan – visiting parents – they moved back after 52 years… for retirement ;/ strange I am always scared going there bs I miss my parents 😀

    Comment by Amu | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  12. Safe travels, Amu!

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 22, 2008 | Reply

  13. I am gonna start work in November hehehehe I just cant decided which contract to go with still! (I have two offers)

    Comment by Ansam | October 22, 2008 | Reply

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