Monday, March 31, 2008

A day in the dark

Due to some work being done on a glycol loop down in the power plant, we had to practice some pretty extreme energy conservation measures. This pretty much meant that I spent the bulk of the day in the lab in the dark. It was actually pretty nice, and even led to me playing my harmonica for a couple folks and singing "campfire songs" for a little bit. They finished up the work in the power plant around dinner time, so it's good to have that option of turning on the lights again if the mood moves you.

The wind was really blowing today, and there is a lot of snow moving around out there right now. It will be interesting to see how the drift upwind of the station grows over the months. They bladed it down some, but it was a good 12-15 feet tall when I got here this summer. We've still got plenty of light to see by outside, though looking out through the highly tinted windows makes it seem a lot more murky than it really is.

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