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the King is gone, but he’s not forgotten..

6 November, 2010

In my neck of the woods, it is currently about 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that inside, it is about 65 degrees Fahrenheit.   Homes in Morocco have neither central heating nor insulation beyond what a concrete wall provides, so we are snuggled in bed, under a number of blankets, enjoying our brand new wifi internet connection.

Since moving to my post town about five weeks ago, I have been using a wifi stick that worked sometimes, and other times.. not so much.  And even when it did work, it might take 30 minutes to send an email, and uploading pictures could only be done between 0200 and 0600, when most folks here are sleeping and not using the internet.  Needless to say, having wifi at home is nothing short of awesome.  I am celebrating our internet’s arrival by rocking out (while staying under the blankets, of course) to some Neil Young courtesy of GrooveShark.

Oh yeah, and in other news, the King came through town recently.  For his visit, the town’s paved streets were painted with white divider lines and a few cross walks were added to the main road.  And lots and lots of flags were flown.  Here is a picture of said flags:

flags for the King, along the widest road in Morocco

I was hoping to be here when the King passed through, but since seemingly no one really knew when he would come, it was hard to plan for, and as it worked  out, we were in Meknes when he passed through.  Ho-hum.

Mumkin next time, inch’Allah?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. The Mother permalink
    7 November, 2010 04:30

    And one of those blankets is an electric one, sent my yours truly…I hope it keeps the four of you nice and warm!

    • 7 November, 2010 08:31

      It has definitely helped! It is crucial to use layers here, both in blankets on the bed and in clothing on your body.. I now dress like a Moroccan, and even last night, The Husband had three shirts on!

      The new blue blankie is wonderfully soft too, but unfortunately, I cannot use the electric component because the voltage is different here. I’m still getting lots of use out of it though! And the gatitos enjoy snuggling under it.

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