but it’s starting to feel a little like winter. The last few days have been cold, windy and rainy, with more in the forecast. There were a few patches of blue when I looked outside the window a few moments ago, so maybe we’ll have some sunshine today. I walked to the grocery store several days ago and the sun beating down was a wonderful feeling. I wouldn’t normally think too much about a sunny day, but I’ve been fighting a cold for almost a week now, sniffling, coughing, achey muscles, etc.–you know the symptoms. I must have caught it in Marrakech, perhaps from Hakim, who was feeling ill. Or maybe I ate or drank something there that didn’t agree with me, a Montezuma’s Revenge hiding in the water. Luckily, I haven’t heard anything about school opening. Nabila told me that the Tangiers CPR doesn’t begin until the 22d or 23d; obviously, I’d like time to get over this thing before having to teach.

Other than that there is not much of interest to write about from Meknes right now. People are bundled up, fighting the blustery conditions and hoping for a warm spell. More later.