Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The Thing

Well it happened. Today the Air Guard radioed in and told everyone to get out who was getting out. That caused an early morning panic but we got everyone slated to leave out. And the one returning Polie got in yesterday so we are set for the next 8 months, 2 weeks. We watched the customary showing of The Thing tonight (both the 50's and the 80's versions). I guess traditionally Polies take the day off but there was too much to do, although I did cut out a half an hour early to set up the AV system for the galley showing.

So here is my marker in this stage of the adventure. I have edited the slideshow given by Liesl Schernthanner screened for the end of summer and added a little music. There are four versions small and medium are nice for emailing but a bit grainy. The standard and large look pretty good. The large is my favorite because the colors are better. Here is
the link....

Next target - Sundown March 22nd. I am officially stranded today.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Station Closing -Sort of

Well I have not updated this in a while as I have been working like the devil. So here is the quick and dirty. Station wise we are "soft closed" that mean pretty much everyone is gone except and handful of cargo staff and BK Grant the station manager. Our current population is 70 souls with six more slated to leave on Thursday.

In the IT world, I received my season review and it was the highest possible score. So I guess I have been doing something right for a change. A couple other points, my boss Bill McAfee has left Raytheon Polar so I have no direct supervisor right now. Also with that, I was asked to take on the position of IT Lead at the Pole until they straighten who is going to run the team down here.

What does that mean for me? Not much although I got a better room over in the posh A1 wing. As you can guess that means I have a new berthing phone number 720.568.1655. I have just finished moving my stuff into it today so I will be living there full time.
Lots of other things to tell but I have some work to do for tomorrow. The satellite time here is 8:20p to 7:50a (12:20a - 11:50a MST) so I am forced to work at night again. It is still bright out but a lot more shadows as the sun sinks deeper in the horizon. I have lots of pictures but no time to sort and post right now. They will come.