Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Well, the sun is very much gone and the moon has come up, so walking around outdoors is a whole lot easier with so much light to see by. The moon is bright itself, the snow reflects over 90% of the light (high albedo), and we do not have any bright man-made exterior lights to mess with night vision. It pretty much wipes out seeing anything but the brightest aurorae, but it is nice for a (monthly) change to have that navigational aid whilst traipsing about station.

With a (however brief) lull in instrument problems, I have been working hard on catching up with some documentation I will be required to hand over to my replacement in October/November. Summer was so frenetic that I never had or made time to work on some of this stuff, but want to make sure I provide this resource to my replacement, though I have not necessarily been provided a similar resource by others in the past when starting contracts down here.

I don't have any cool photos, and haven't for a while, so will abase myself with this "monthstache" collage I made during the first month or so of the winter. The soup strainer is long gone, perhaps to return, but was fun while it lasted.

“One man with courage makes a majority.”
~Andrew Jackson


Desert Tortise said...

Nice montage. So nice of you to provide for those that follow. Kids are getting ansy about the end of the year.

Rev Chong said...

A little Frank Zappa look...

Anonymous said...

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Becky said...

Cute mustaches, but none come close to being a real soup-strainer! You will have to let it go for at least a year to get the total coverage required. If it doesn't droop over your teeth it won't strain your soup.
Hope things stop breaking down all of time-

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