Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sleepless in South Pole

Well, we had a (false) low-oxygen alarm go off at 1:30 in the morning here today.  After standing down, I have been unable to get back to sleep, so just went to work after a couple hours of trying to resume the night's slumbers.  For whatever reason(s), it seems most of these alarms go off at night, which is lousy for numerous reasons.  I've never understood why the low O2 alarm is so quiet; it really makes getting people that are asleep up quickly a lot more difficult.  Anyhow, it's going to be a long haul to the end of the now-extended work day.

Ah, the joys of being constantly on-call at South Pole...

"The walls of Sparta were its young men, and its borders the points of their spears."
~King Agesilaos

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