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We’ve Got Weather!

The Qatteri Cat is going a little wild, there is this weird sound, tap tapping irregularly – his eyes are wide, his ears on high alert – what is this? oh, just wait until he gets to Seattle. He will find out what RAIN really is!

We’ve got weather!

There’s no drama this time, no thunder, no lightning, not even much wind to speak of, but for maybe five full minutes (Whew! That is hugely ‘torrential!’) we’ve had RAIN, serious rain.


I know my friends and family in Seattle are laughing their bottoms off, that I think this is serious rain. In a dry and thirsty land, where there is no water, this is a serious rain, the best rain we have had all winter. You can see the road is entirely wet, not just little plop-lets, and the wheels of the bus are (going round and round, yes 😉 ) throwing up some spray. Ten minutes later, it is still raining. You’d have to live here to know how sweet that sound is.

March 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. 🙂 am glad for you. youve waited for quiet some time! even whiile we had around our areas, somehow the raingod gave you a miss! 😉 just now it seems to be hailstorm or rather raining hailstones in ahmadi areas! we too are awaiting the same, as you say the sweet sound of a more louder thud thudding! 🙂

    Comment by onlooker | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. Exactly….one hav to live here, to know how great the feel is. Its still raining down-town n can hear the ‘swooshing’ sounds of the traffic, on Fahd Salem street…plus the rolling thunder. Its a bit dark….but tat does not dampen, the beautiful ‘wet n damp’ look, from my office window.

    Comment by Jonyboy | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. I can understand! While we have rain here all the time I still love it! And to live in a country without rain…. brrrrrr…

    Comment by Aafke | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  4. We had a downpour here as well! Thunder & hail!

    Comment by dawn | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  5. Onlooker, at one point I thought we had hail, too, but it was just very heavy rain. Very thick, heavy, wonderful rain! Did you take any photos this time? 🙂

    Ahhhh….. Jonyboy, that wet ‘n damp look! Ahhhhhh!

    Aafke – You cannot imagine. You honestly cannot – I think one day soon you need to come for a visit. It will be a real eye-opener.

    Wooo HOOO, Dawn! Hail??!! Holy Smokes!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  6. To be really honest, last weekend I was so wet and cold all the time that I’m quite happy to see the sun today, but those first sunny days after winter… The sun gives you a feeling so special…
    intxpatr, ok, I’ll pop over! 🙂 but not in the height of summer!

    Comment by Aafke | March 30, 2009 | Reply

  7. 🙂 Aafke, believe it or not, there are things to like about the summer. First, so many people leave that driving is not so bad. There is this wonderful thing called air-conditioning, and it is everywhere, so you go from car to shop to mall to theater and barely spend a moment outside. Early morning and after sunset are almost bearable. But ohhhh. . . those wonderful first moments in late October when you can be outside again! What heaven!

    Are the tulips out yet?

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 31, 2009 | Reply

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