I came here to study water management. It seems I got my wish because it has rained every day since I arrived.
The first week, people kept saying, “It’s supposed to clear up by Monday. Yeah, on Monday it will be really nice and it’s supposed to be warmer, too!”
I don’t know what I expected, but it is now Thursday, and the weather has been the same ever since.
On Tuesday, I checked the weather forecast, which predicted that the rainy, gray nastiness would clear up by today.
So I guess when I went out today to jump through the first of many bureaucratic hoops necessitated by German life, I expected that it would, in fact, be pleasant. Which is why I wore Toms and, for the first time in a week, left my raincoat at home in favor of a regular jacket.
I won’t say I regret anything, though. Now I’ll always be able to remember that first thing I did after I became an official resident of Dresden was to run through the Altmarkt in a downpour, proceeding buy the first umbrella I could get my hands on.
Here’s to having lots of water to manage for the next 10 months!