From the BlogContact Me

It's Spring, isn't it???

Well, I’m a Texas boy, 100%. So, when I was asked to come to Karaganda I immediately went on the internet to see what the temps were. In December I found the temps to be around -10 to -15 f. In January much the same with snow in the forecast often.

I’m a Texas boy (how many times to I need to repeat this)! Being from Texas, I had never experienced these types of temps. It may get down to 0 or -3 or 4 but never -10 and surely not -15! What was I going to do?!?

Well, to be honest it was easier than I thought it would be, however, I still don’t want to be outside in those temps for too long! Anyway, with the past two weeks the spring thaw came and we actually got above freezing a couple of times! YEA!!

Since all the snow has melted (at least where the sun shines which it doen’t around the entrance of my building where there is still 5-6 inches of ice!) I thought maybe the worst was over…

Well, boy was I wrong! Yesterday, it got above freezing and then late in the afternoon it started raining. I was to go to a Bible Study at 5 p.m. and as I was leaving sleet began falling. For about 5 minutes it was pouring down sleet (I felt like I was in Texas!).

Then, soon afterwards it began snowing! It was beautiful. My friend told me that the place we were going was a 5 minute walk from my house. Well, anytime a Russian tells me that, I add about 15-20 minutes. I don’t think we could have made it in 5 minutes if we had been in a car! (It took 25 minutes to walk!!!)

After the meeting, we left and the cars were covered in a couple of inches of fresh snow. Everything was white again! By the time I went to bed, there were probably about 5 inches of snow on the ground, but the wind was howling!

When I woke up this morning, I looked across the large park located outside my kitchen window and saw that the park was somewhat covered but the wind had blown most of it away. Also, I couldn’t see the buildings across the street due to the wind and snow! Just another day in the life of people in Karaganda.

By the way, just when does Spring start…?

Speak Your Mind

*