Saturday, June 16, 2012

Still plugging away

So, that periscope failure may not be the root cause of the issue with the interferometer.  We're still aggressively troubleshooting whatever it might be, and I'm racking up the frequent walker miles between the station and ARO.  Higher winds over the last few days have done a lot of rearranging of the "land"scape, and the upwind drift of the station by the Beer Can has dramatically changed, as it is wont to when stiff winds from the west blow for a while.

Mid-winter festivities are next weekend, but I'll not be attending the meal.  Strike #1: it starts at 4pm.  Strike #2: it's seafood.  Don't you worry, my heart will go on despite the rain check.  I haven't seen any mention of the annual mid-winter viewing of "The Shining", so may instigate that myself.

We're starting to hear about people coming back for next summer and/or winter, as well as some the will not be returning.  It's always interesting to see how hiring goes, but no word on my replacements thus far.  Not surprising, though...
"If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down."
~Mary Pickford

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