Egypt, Family, Personal

Alexandria one month in

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillaah, we’ve had some good times this past month here in Alexandria.  The weather has been outstanding – the only other times I’ve been here I remember the weather being far warmer on the border of being uncomfortable.  This time we’ve hardly had a day that didn’t feel cool and fresh, alhamdulillaah.

Our routine is a little disrupted here, though, because we do not have Internet access in our new place yet, so we have to travel to another place in order to connect.  So, we get to do some walking, which is good, alhamdulillaah.  It’s only rained on us once, and the rainstorms here are short and not terribly intensive.  A few minutes under an awning will suffice to wait it out while keeping dry.  Many were with us along the street in solidarity.

I’ve been feeling more-and-more disconnected from home, however, as I’ve been away now almost 5 months.  While I definitely enjoy being able to live with my wife and wouldn’t trade it for the world, a part of me yearns for the routine back home as well, especially the activities in the community.  However, as the immigration process for my wife’s visa has not moved since I’ve arrived here, I wonder when it will be that I can bring her to the country.  At this rate, my stay abroad is seeming more-and-more permanent.  I have to say, so far, we are managing, alhamdulillaah.

But anyway, I just wanted to post something here as I’ve been woefully neglecting my blog.  I always get ideas from time to time, but I never get around to putting them down into bits.  Maybe this will help rejuvinate my old routine.

Oh, and here are some JPEG goodies.

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