It actually rained a little bit on Wednesday and Thursday this week. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was seeing at first, since it had been so long since I’d seen any rain here, but it was in fact a little bit of rain. We didn’t get enough rain to make anything very wet or even create any puddles, but it’s been about four months since we’ve had any rain here and we’ll take what we can get. Both rain storms had a lot of wind, which generally causes dust storms here. So, in addition to the regular grey clouds, we had a brown haze from all of the dust. I wish I had a picture to share with you about how badly the dust storm affected visibility but it didn’t seem prudent to get out of my car in the middle of the street to take one.
On Thursday, I had planned to go to El Paso to run some errands after work. The blowing dust limited the visibility and the wind was actually rocking my car a bit while I was stopped at a stop sign. After about a half mile, I decided that between the really bad visibility and the wind, it was probably best to just turn around and go home rather than risk an accident due to the visibility and the chance of another car running in to me due to the visibility and wind.
So, that was the excitement for this week. No news on when I’ll have the bid list, but hopefully in the next week or two!