Dry skin and goodbye September!

Good morning/afternoon/evening, dear readers.

It’s about 15:30 on Sunday, September 29th, 2019.  I’m currently at work in what is most likely my last shift in BL182.  Tomorrow is my day off and also the day that the next four dispatchers arrive.  Starting Tuesday, I’ll be working over in BL165 at our new home.  Last time, I shared pictures of the views from the room.  It’ll be a bittersweet time but I’m excited about the consolidation of the two major communications hubs for our slice of the Antarctica pie.

One of the dispatchers coming in tomorrow is going to be my roommate for the season.  We met last year and he’s a pretty good guy.  I think it will work out well because we will be on opposite shifts on opposite schedules.  So the nights that I’m working, he’ll have the  room to himself, and the days I’m off, he’ll be working.  We also have another dispatcher returning from last year, one returning MacOps person and one brand new person.  They sent a picture of their group hanging out in Christchurch the other day and it looks like we will have a fun group.

Winfly is rapidly drawing to a close.  It’s been full of beautiful sunrises and sunsets, laughter, great times with friends and the occasional karaoke night.  The next few weeks are going to be interesting with the transition to the new work center and job duties.

SO! Regarding the title of this post…

I’ve now been here for almost a month and my skin hasn’t acclimated.  I’m drinking a boatload of water and lotioning like crazy every time I get out of the shower but my skin is so dry.


When I got home from work yesterday, I was changing and noticed the amount of dry flaky skin on my long johns.  Because I believe in showing you what it is really like living down here, y’all get to see a picture.

12 hours worth of dried off skin on the inside of the leg of my long johns. Gross, right?

Yeah.  One day’s worth of dried skin.  Now picture doing laundry and every garment you grab out of the bag has it’s own layer.  Dead skin confetti EVERYWHERE!  This is also why I wash my laundry bag each time I do laundry.

I didn’t take a picture of my horribly dry skin on my hands when it was bad because I thought that may be a little too much.  A friend of mine found some skin balm that seems to be working so I’m much better there.

Other than that, things are good!  Looking at forward to main body and getting this crazy season underway!


Published by Victoria

Hello! I'm a so-so photographer, okay writer, former 911 telecommunicator and world's best Aunt. Closing in on 40, I find myself at a point in my life where I have no idea what I want to do next. I'm currently spending summer 2021 in Texas with my boyfriend, Robert and helping him start building a plane before he goes back to Antarctica in August.

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