Monday, August 8, 2011
I found out on Friday, August 5, 2011 that I PQ’d for my Antarctica trip. This means I am physically qualified to spend 6 months in the coldest, driest desert on Earth.
I’m really going. I officially turned in my resignation on Friday and that was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I’m excited, but it was still hard. I’ve been working here for over 10 years and it feels like my second home. Most people here think I’m crazy.
There’s no turning back now. I’m going to Anarctica.
My dog care has been settled and my dear darling eldest sister is keeping Phoebe. The Bakers will be watching over my house. I’m thankful that I am able to order cold weather clothing on the internet because it’s sure difficult to find it this time of year around here.
For some reason I have a fear that I’m going to have cold feet. Not cold feet as in afraid to go, but I’m worried that my feet are going to be physically cold while I’m down there. For some reason this is my biggest worry. I am worried about that and running out of memory space on my external hard drive. These worries won’t stop me from going. I can buy more socks and more memory space.
Oh, if you want to write me or since I’ll be spending my 30th Birthday on The Ice, here is my mailing address while I’m down there:
PSC 469 Box 700
APO AP 96599-1035
Don’t put Antarctica anywhere in the address field. Just my name, Winfly, etc…
If you send me something, I will send you something 🙂
I’m over the moon giddy about the fact that I’m doing this.
This is McMurdo Station where I’m going. The brown building in the middle of the photo (with the vertical white stripes) is the Fire Station. That’s where I will be working.