I’m a bit behind, doing some catch-up. I thought I would just share a few things I heard and learned this week. It’s been quite entertaining. First, I’ll try to remember some highlights before I forget.
First, I am terribly excited about my new Carhart jacket. When I was being issued clothing I was given 3 coats. I thought that was a bit excessive so I left one, a Carhart parka and then I saw them down here, they have huge hoods! They are just so cool. Anyways, it turns out that BFC will let you trade in. Awesome.
Second, I beat Ben at pool. To be able to say that I beat anyone at pool is highly exciting. I won Troy at pool as well but he scratched on the 8 ball and was really just using our game to practice. Whatever. At least with Ben’s game I got to actually feel like I contributed to my own win. It was just awesome, another one of those games where the balls just lined up and I would get 2 or 3 in a row as if I knew what I was doing.
Friday night was the DA girls’ night. We did sauna and had a slumber party at Mandi’s. There was supposed to be this big “Safety Stand-down” and everyone was supposed to come in at 7:30 and learn about safety for the all of Saturday. Ugh. Anyways, they canceled it but we had planned the sleep over for moral support.
Saturday was a whole bunch of events. There was a women’s party at Hut 10 and “Get your groove on” at Scott Base. I went to both, first for assistance for my 70s make-up and then for some dancing. I didn’t get into the Disco like I did with the hillbilly music but it was fun enough. I spent the night at Hut 10 as well so I was away from my room for 2 whole nights. How odd.
We also had a little excitement this week. Well, the power plant did. One of the generators went down. Burnt out some coil looking thing. I had a table of workers that was explaining it to me. Whatever filters the exhaust through, that motor burnt up. Anyways, they were a little panicky because McMurdo has 3 generators to run the place and 3 for back up. One of those is in the process of being rebuilt so when that one other went down they were down to one back-up. I was sort of proud to hear my friends working hard to get things back on track. They had people working on it 24 hr a day for about 3 days.
The Spelling Bee sounded fun. I was pinsetting. Note the judges in the princess hats. I heard one of their lines was : “Just a moment, we need to consult the cocktails.” In the end they picked 3 winners because the judges were passing people on wrong spellings. Wonder why.
It’s been condition 2 all week so I took some pictures here and there. The first one was 10:30 at night.
Mandi has been raving about how she gets to read some book about Geometry. She was like this before the Ice. Is it Archemidis? I should know, I’ve heard the name enough.
The second picture I got of the weather was waiting once again for the food delivery. The building is the food warehouse. This would be about 9:00 am.
The last picture I have is of Friday smoothie day at Central Supply. I was hoping to get a view of what “Central Supply” is. It’s basically an attice with the supplies of a general store. In the background is shelves of office supplies, you can also get brooms and shovels somewhere al well.