Doesn’t It Look Cold?
It is! What month are we in? Three days ago we were playing tennis at 11:00 PM and it was 95 degrees. Now we’ve come to the Northwest and yesterday’s high was 60 degrees. 60! It’s like we’ve teleported from the peak of summer to the middle of autumn. It rained all day yesterday, too. I think it rained a grand total of 15 seconds while we were in Texas.
It’s actually nice, though. In Rwanda we don’t get season changes at all, except from dry to rainy and back again. We just realized this week that it might be a very long time before we actually experience autumn and winter again, depending on how long we stay in East Africa. It only gets as hot as a mild summer day, and only as cold as a rainy spring day.
It’s all relative, I know. It’s fun to experience the differences. We’ve had July 4 but it feels like we could also be having Christmas, not just because of the climate, but because of the gift-giving we’ve been able to do as well. Plus, any time you make a trip just to see family and friends, it feels like a big holiday, even if the calendar is basically normal. (The TSO cd playing in the background helps too).
We go back to Rwanda in exactly one month from today. I’m excited, and have already begun pre-reading for my classes, thinking about lesson plans, and how teaching will be this year. It’s hard to do those things as soon as you re-enter the States, but now that our return is approaching, it’s easier to get excited about doing some early work.
As the month progresses, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as to our gallivanting around the Great Northwest, cold rain and all.