Brooks and I made Valentine cupcakes for his class to enjoy today. I dropped the Bees and cupcakes off at school and then went to Bible study. I was visiting outside after Bible study and in a matter of seconds the sky went from blue to brown. A huge sand storm literally took over. Below are a few pictures from my car. It was like a driving in very dense fog but like nothing I've ever seen before. The storm started around 11:30am and is still going...its been almost 5 hours. Not a chance of keeping sand out of your mouth if you go outside. I'm sure our house will be extremely dusty and sandy tomorrow. If we weren't sure we were in the desert, we are NOW! I guess it could be worse and will be...this summer with temperatures over 110.
Brooks and his sprinkles!
Just outside church
Pulling out on to the main road from our church
Entering a round-about
Cars approaching from just a few yards away.
Looking at a gas station across the road.
Waiting at a light, looking across the street.
Approaching the light at a round-about. Just before this picture an ambulance tried to get through traffic, which Doha drivers aren't respectful of to begin with. Even worse when drivers are completely freaking out over the storm. Most drivers here think they're entitled to drive just about any way they choose. So being on the road during a sand storm is not a safe place to be. We're home for the rest of our day and there's certainly no playing outside.
Here's the counter in our kitchen when I returned home...oops!
Lesson learned...never leave windows open, a sand storm might blow through.