Tuesday, September 18, 2012

on the brink

So, here are some views outside right now.  It's getting windier, with forecasts of gusts topping 40 knots, so we may miss the actual sunrise when it happens.  But, that's nothing new for this time of year here at Pole.

Refraction in effect, making it look like a sliver has already risen:

Glad to see the radio tower we put up last summer is still standing:

Some before and after views of the drift from the ARO steps.  A profile photo would probably show the evolution more effectively:

The station and associated lawn ornaments, with some nice pastel colors opposite the sun on the horizon:

It looks like November 2 is the pretend redeployment date that will be what I'm working toward this year.  Whether weather and all that other jazz mentioned in the earlier post have something contradictory to say about that is probably fairly likely.  I'm still in waiting mode regarding the astronaut candidate selection, and from what I have read they typically only give a couple weeks notice anyway, so mid-October will probably be the earliest I'd hear anything.
“I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.”
~Neil Armstrong