Saturday, February 27, 2010

Another day, another sandstorm

We had a decent looking sandstorm pass over our way yesterday. I am so glad that when we left the house at noon we left all the windows open. That way, when we came back at four, we could enjoy the beautiful brown dusting of dirt covering everything we own. I am pretty much still typing on dust. It's a special kind of dust, though, somewhere between dust and dirt.

People say that you can smell a sandstorm. My olfactory nerves must be shot or something because I can never really detect the smokey smell that people say appears. The one thing that does happen to me, though, is coughing. It only takes a few breaths of that air to begin hacking away. My throat usually starts to burn or feel parched if I am in it for very long, so needless to say, everyone stays indoors.

The house arrest continues today (not to say that I'm not under house arrest *anyway*) as the sand clears up.


Pancake said...

Found your blog last it! I have learned so much. Keep up the good work I can't wait to read about all your adventures!!

Reading about sandstorms in the middle of a snowstorm.....fabulous!

Orchidthief said...

Hi Pancake - thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it!

Florence Hughes said...

HI, I was browsing your blog and came across your photo in the sandstorm, it looks very familiar, think we live on the same compound!