When one is working far away from home and trying not to mind the separation from home, family, friends, and colleagues, one often uses these ‘mind games’ to help with the passage of time. So we call Tuesday “hump day” to denote the fact that today is the midpoint of our work week (recall that here in this part of the Middle East we adhere to a Sunday – Thursday week schedule). Now we are on the downhill slope on the way to another, hopefully fun-filled weekend. By the way, the dust STILL has not completely settled since last weekend’s dust storm. Visibility is much improved but there is still a haze hanging over the horizon.