Iraq - The Story Unfolds; "The Weather Finally Changes"

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

This is the 15th blog in my series "Iraq-The Story Unfolds".  Wow, I didn't realize I had posted so many.  For those that are not following you can go back through my blogs and see most of the different "untold" stories that I have for my deployment to Iraq.  This is a much different side that you won't see on TV.  Anyway this post is to talk about the weather again, seems to come up in alot of posts.

So I came back a little more than a month ago.  When I got here at the beginning of October the temperatures were still lingering around the 105-115 F range.  This was a little better from this summer when it ranged from 120-140 for the highs.  This was a bit of relief except the wind was coming in off of the gulf which meant the humidity was also much higher.  I will still say that I will take a dry 125-130 over a wet 110.  I would go and take a shower, get out, dry off, and instantly be soaked once again.  It was very un-pleasant.

So most of the month went by and it has dropped dramatically.  Our temperatures this month dropped down to highs in the 90's or below.  In fact our high Thursday is only supposed to be 79 degrees.  In one month we have had a drop of about 40 degrees.  It almost feels like back home.  And the wind has changed again from the gulf and is now blowing down from the north so the humidity is gone.  I actually think I will need to buy a blanket before I come home.

The other major change is that we finally see rain.  It has not been much usually a few sprinkles during the day and a small shower after mid-night.  It has been constant for the past week.  This is much relief after about four to five months without any percipitation.  Only one major problem with the rain.  What happens when you our water over a country full of dirt and sand.  Yep we now live in one major mud-puddle again.  Driving around can be a pain, and now we cannot keep the office clean, but I will take it as opposed to the heat.

Well this is all I really have for this post.  The focus now is on our re-deployment.  Our replacement unit should be on their way sometime in the near future and my days in this country are starting to get really low.  I can finally stop counting weeks and start counting days.  And yes Im still singing the song "I'll be home for Christmas".  That song has such a nice ring to it. 

Thank you all for following

Nicholas S. Bush

(Deployed) REALTOR®

Total Auction and Realty LLC

(O) 637-8777

(C) 243-4574

Comments (4)

Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Nicholas, Thanks for your updates from Iraq.  Yes, that song does have a nice ring to it and I look forward to hearing the good news that home is where you are for Christmas.

Nov 02, 2009 10:35 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Hi Nick, that is hot, I would not do well at all. So, we are all looking forward to your homecoming here in the 'rain. Just stay well and safe between now and then! Thank you for the update.

Nov 02, 2009 11:19 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Nicholas, it's good to hear from you!  I just read your last post about the best laid plans!  So you do have Rain in Iraq!  You stay safe!

Nov 03, 2009 08:57 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Thanks for the update Nicholas. That is a significant drop in temperature and I can see the muddy state it is in after having NO RAIN for so long. Stay safe!!

Nov 03, 2009 12:27 PM