Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Late breaking news!

Well, due to alleged concerns about the weather in McMurdo deteriorating, they're closing Pole a day early. This means that tomorrow I get to spend the whole morning doing the flight following Comms Operator role, and then I'll grab a bite of lunch (hopefully), put on my bunker gear, and roll out to the flight line to work the ARFF (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting) truck for the final flight out for the season. Then, while most everybody else is whooping it up, I'll get to start my day as a Science Tech. If there's one thing I haven't had to worry about, and don't anticipate becoming a problem, it's being bored.

I had a 3AM wake-up to go out and do a computer installation for a project out in ARO this morning, which was thankfully successful. It was amazing how quiet the station was without any vehicles driving around making a racket. The only real sound was that of the 17-knot wind that was bitingly cold.

Winter begins tomorrow. What strange twists of fate have let this come to pass in my life? It definitely feels like a whole new experience is just around the bend.


Becky said...

Well, now it's down to the hardy few. Sounds like you'll be kept busy, without needing the earlier visitors amusements of theatricals and cricket matches.
Just imagine the winters before email-a lot more insanity inducing.
Let us know when you're feeling toasty and we'll send you stupid links to cheer you up!

AaroN said...

And here I was complaining about the 18deg wind chill on the motorcycle ride home yesterday...