Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Short Update

The last several days in Utqiaġvik have been very busy time. I haven't been there since September (I think) and there were a lot of tasks piled up. It's looking like IT support is finally going to be transferred to the science logistics provider this coming year. This isn't a surprise as we have been working towards this goal for quite a while. Also, due to an overall decrease in project funding, everything is being scaled back including IT support. I needed to move from the office space that I have been using here in the BARC as there is little need for dedicated office space. I claimed some space in one of the smaller labs and put in a couple of locking cabinets. But it's still a hassle to move. I've accumulated a lot of junk over the past nine+ years.

I think I'm getting too old to put in these 10-12 hour days as I arrived home pretty exhausted. Or possibly it's the long days combined with the cold. On Monday, someone mentioned that with wind chill it was around -60°F. A good day not to be outside. One of the logistics managers took the picture of the sunrise/sunset yesterday. I was so busy that I missed out.

I came back to Fairbanks on the noon flight. No problems with the flight and I even got upgraded.

6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Sounds like you're working harder in retirement!

RichardM said...

Anytime I suggest that I get a "Yeah, right.…".

Trobairitz said...

I'm with Dom. Good thing you are retired, otherwise you might be working too hard. :-)

On a side note, we went for Indian food on Monday night and thought of you and Bridget since it was the Evergreen.

Kathy said...

Minus 60!?! That's really cold. I honestly cannot imagine what that must feel like. I would think you reach a point where you stop feeling the cold as a temperature and starting feeling it in terms of degrees of pain. Brrrr.

RichardM said...

Anything below -30°F feels really cold. The real problem in Utqiaġvik (Barrow) was the wind. It just cuts through anything.

RichardM said...

Right, working too hard...

I so miss Indian food. The pouched stuff in the grocery store is okay but not quite the same...