So the forecast says we are gonna get more rain! Yay!!!
Today in Gulf News: Heavy rains, hail and strong winds lash UAE
Please note that in the article it talks about kids seen outside playing when it was hailing…those weren’t my kids…I sent them to bed remember! LOL
So it rained last night and now all of the streets are flooded and such is the life of living in the UAE…or more specifically Sharjah.
At all of the round-abouts it is flooded and cars have to slowly and carefully manoeuver their way around so they will not get stuck. If you should happen to live in the poorer parts of Sharjah or Ajman good luck if you are able to get out of your house. Our old house was in Ghafiyeh and everytime it rained we would have a torrent of a river in the front of our house while it was raining and giant lakes after the rain….plus a trillion mosquitos afterwards! MashaAllah though Sharjah is slowly paving most of the neighborhood roads. Almost all of the main roads are paved except for roads near the Ajman border. Last year the municipality started work on the main road between Azra and Ghafiyah. I saw that and I told my kiddos that it was surely going to snow that winter in the UAE…and guess what?!?! It did. I’m not lying. It actually snowed in Ras Al Khaimah in the winter of 2008.
The General just called me. He has been stuck in traffic going at a snail’s pace (in Sharjah) for the past hour. The roads (especially in the Industrial Areas) are all under water. It is always like this when it rains here and it is pretty sad because those areas are usually the last to get the water drainage trucks. He says little Daisy will probably be home before him.
And speaking about Daisy…
Usually she will get out from school at 12:30pm and get home at around 1:15pm. Her school called at 9:30am to let me know that she was coming home now because not that many students showed up. Out of the whole rawdah (kindergarten) only 40 students came to school. Imagine what if it snowed here in the UAE? The dishdashas-that-be would declare that day a national holiday! LOL…and that is not a joke.
Seriously though, whenever it does rain here the majority of Emirati parents (ahem…cough…cough) will not send their children to school and I do not know why that is. I’m a thinkin’ that they want to find any excuse for a holiday…but that is another story, another post!
Have to get back to cooking. I’m am making Laham Mitchboos today. Click here for my recipe!