The past couple of days have been comprised of getting back into the swing of things, unpacking and getting my room set up as much as possible. The dorm I’m living in, BL209, is one of the “upper case” dorms. Basically, now that the icebreaker is in the area, I now have an ocean view. Well, not from my room, but from our lounge. Right now I have a roommate, but she is slated to leave this Friday. After that, the room is mine, ALL MINE! Not saying anything bad about her. She seems like a good person, but I need my own space. I’ve been mentally playing around with some room design plans, and I can’t wait to put those in to place.
Over the next few weeks, if you go to the usap.gov website and check out the McMurdo station webcams, you will see some exciting things going on. If you view the ice pier camera, you will see the fueling ship that is currently docked and getting ready to unload. The Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel is also docked next to it and the ice breaker is still lurking out there, doing it’s thing. The next ship that comes in will be the cargo ship. This will contain a plethora of things, including vehicles, food, merchandise, and everything else that makes this place run.
The C-17s started flying yesterday. People, like my co-workers/friends/partners-in-crime – Marsha and Wes, finally received the packages that they mailed themselves back in February. Also, it means that we’ll get a few freshies. I’ve been holding back on eating the freshies I brought down as long as I can.
In other news, Rick and I decided to end our relationship. We’re still close friends, and we always will be, but right now this is the best thing for us.
Take care, stay warm.