Yesterday (Monday) was an absolutely horrible morning! I was awakened at 3 am by the sound of the wind blowing – it sounded much like a Gulf Coast hurricane. When I headed to Wonderful Wafra at 6:15 am, the air was soooooo dusty & sandy that I was tempted to delay my drive into work. But I persevered and departed anyway. Instead of my usual 120 kph, I drove a relatively sloooow 80 kph and managed to avoid skidding over the many sand dunes that form during a sandstorm. Ah, the joy of working in a desert. At least the temperatures are fine! The past two weeks have seen daily high temperatures in the 70s (22 – 25 deg C) with morning temps in the high 50s to low 60s (12 – 19 deg C).