Saturday, June 19, 2010

Dry Air...

One of the not-so-wonderful aspects of life here is the incredibly dry air. I've been informed that sometimes, when we can see rain coming in sheets out of the clouds over the continental divide, that rain never actually reaches the ground because it evaporates so quickly. Should I believe this? If the speed at which my hair dries after showers and the amount of lotion, chapstick, and waterbottles I've gone through in the past 3 weeks is any indication of how dry the air is here, I definitely believe this "disappearing rain" fact.
But this dry air and the regularity with which I wash my hands as I work (a must when cooking and serving food :) has made the skin on my hands start to crack and bleed. :P I do have the next 2 days off (my first 5 day week since being here...I've had to work overtime the last couple), so I feel like it is time for some intense lotion-therapy :)

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