Tag Archives: Anticipation

Snow

There’s so much snow around here that it sometimes can escape notice, but that’s not been the situation for the last few weeks. Early on a Sunday morning nearly four weeks ago, we had a problem with the Rodwell pump. So … Continue reading

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Window Covers

Several considerations go into the issue of light pollution here during the winter, with the net effect being that the windows of the station are blocked off with pieces of cardboard rather than the inbuilt blinds. Some of these window covers … Continue reading

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Comings and [mostly] Goings

The summer season here is winding down, and I’m ready for winter to start later this week. We have just about all of the winterover crew on station now, including a good friend from previous adventures who arrived last week. … Continue reading

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Flying

This morning, a wisp of a plan has coalesced. I’ll be leaving for New Zealand, then on to Antarctica, sometime in the next couple-to-several days. Weather and logistics permitting, this will involve flights 19 through 23 this year. I don’t … Continue reading

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Insulation Frustration. Also, Waiting.

This isn’t the first weeks-long waiting game in this process, but I think it should be the last.  If I get the job, then there’s going to be waiting, but it’ll be waiting for the next step rather than waiting … Continue reading

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An-tic-i-pa-tion

Posting this in July as I get this blog going… Focusing on work was tricky in the intervening couple weeks after the phone interview. Some friends and I went up to Hanmer Springs one weekend and rented “Fat Bikes” (more on … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

When I sent in that application to IceCube, it was about halfway between the time the position opened up, and the deadline for applying.  The deadline passed last Friday, which means they’ll start looking through the applications next week and … Continue reading

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