153 souls on station for the season

And out of those 153, there are 39 women at McMurdo for the winter.

The jobs that the women of McMurdo work vary.  We have fuels, recreation, human resources, finance, galley staff, FEMC schedulers (FEMC basically is the umbrella over all of the different crafts/trades (plumbers, electricians, fire technicians, etc.), field camp prep people…. all female.  Marsha and I make up the female population of the firehouse. 

With the ratio of almost 3:1 men to women, it’s no wonder that most of the women here are either married or in serious committed relationships.  Yes, their husbands or boyfriends are down here with them.  

And I’ve just been interrupted by work stuff.  I’ll be back to this later.