Sunday, August 17, 2008
Life in Kuwait
As I mentioned, it's extremely hot here. Mid summer reached mid 120's, so we are happy it is "only" about 115 in the daytime. We are living in leaky, dusty tents that get over 90 in the daytime even with 2 AC units running. So, we avoid the tents while the sun is up. It's comfy at night. I cleaned a bunch of dust off the filters so maybe it will run better. They have a pool in another part of the base but I'm told it's warm so no thanks. The "cold" water at the sinks and showers are ambient temperature, so even showering in the morning is uncomfortably hot. I think those actually stationed here are better off. Otherwise, lots of free time and nice recreation facilities. Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Burger King, etc., all make us feel a little closer to home. We turn in our gear soon, get some counselling and in a few days, hop the big bird home. Can't wait!