Thursday, January 05, 2006
posted 1/05/2006 11:42:00 PM UTC+12, McMurdo Local Time

So, today was a rather long day in which I did almost nothing. Had a bit of fresh snowfall that had a bunch of flights on weather delay so Jody and I basically sat around all day in the warmup shack doing Sudoku puzzles, eating, and making dirty jokes. All day we kept hearing that there were planes that would be leaving soon and might need fuel, but they kept getting pushed farther and farther back, or on occasion would take off without needing any more fuel. I did run some relatively quick errands around Willy with Delta Scharen - basically filled her tank up, then topped off the generator building and the day tank (what people at Willy use to fuel their vehicles.) Finally, at about 10:30 we heard that neither Kenn Borek (the Twin Otter subcontractor) or the Air National Guard (the skier guys) were going to need fuel, so we could leave! Had a long delta ride back to town and arrived just after the coffee house closed. Oh well.

Have to get up early tomorrow for a redeployment meeting. The end is in sight!

Skier with ice
LC-130 with ice

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