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September 4, 2007

Putting the "ice" Back in "iceblog"

That's right. I went part time, went to Minnesota again, spent a week working only a few hours each day, came to the Pacific Northwest to get in some friend and family time, and got a call from work asking if I could fill in for a co-worker and, eventually, head back to the ice.

I'm going back to Antarctica!!!

How could I say no?

Actually, I've been hoping for something like this. Only not under these circumstances... A week and a half ago, one of the members of our equipment group suffered a heart problem and is doing well but will need some time to recover. I'm sorry that he will not be able to work for the next few months and will miss his time in Antarctica, but I wish him a good recovery and am glad to have to opportunity to fill in for him. Best wishes, Scottie. And if someone has to fill in for him, I'm glad it's me!

This means I will spend the next couple months working in our Boulder office to assemble systems and prepare equipment for shipping, and then, if all goes well (as in, if I pass my physical and stay healthy), will ship down south for a month or so, in November.

I'm very excited.

This also means that I will be able to do some of the things in New Zealand and Australia that I've been wanting to do but haven't yet. Looks like it will be a winter down under!

While I'm talking about change, I may as well throw this out there: I'm thinking (as I always seem to when I come home to visit the folks) of moving to Seattle after my traveling stint, so if you know of any great gigs or great living situations starting sometime in the new year, keep me in mind. Travel, science, entertainment... you know, whatever.

Hooray for change! And travel!

Posted by beth at September 4, 2007 10:23 PM

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