Sunday, March 1, 2009

Back in Barrow

It took three attempts to get to Barrow from Fairbanks this time. There was a "winter storm warning" here that dumped a ton of snow with high winds. Lots of snow drifts everywhere and loaders trying to get the roads passable again. The flight this evening was the first one since Thursday evening so it was a completely full flight. And this was a regular jet not a combi. I guess a lot of people needed to get to Barrow. They even announced that luggage was being removed to stay within limits. I have lost two days so I think I'll need to stay here for couple of extra days.

I finished February with 239 miles on the Nike+ gadget and I think I won a couple more virtual trophies...

Monday evening - Well, very little walking these days. The hut where I'm staying is only about ¼ mile from the main building and the BARC is only about another ¼ mile further. The treadmill in the college gym is still in the same state (the belt slips badly) so not much exercise there. I have been feeling like I needed a break from the walking and this is a good opportunity to do so. The food choices up here are somewhat limited so my points on the WIN program are going to be down as well. Fortunately, I got a lot of points last month.

Things are really busy up here. All of the huts are almost full and the hut where I'm staying has about 6 people staying in it. The last time I was here in December, I was the only one up here at the research station. I guess people like the Spring sunshine better than the Winter darkness. There was a meeting that started at 7:00pm and went on until about 8:30. After that, I stopped by one of the other buildings and tried to get another connection up and running. Right now, I'm using one of the 700mhz boxes and except for the dns configuration, it seems to be working great.

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