Wednesday, May 18, 2005
No, not the song. It’s been darn windy today. As I write this, it says on the McMurdo Intranet that it’s blowing at 100 mph. At least it waited until everyone was home from work before it decided to do this. That’s good you say…well, not really. If it gets really stormy and ugly, we get what is called a Condition 1. That means that it’s either so cold, so windy or so hard to see, that they don’t want anyone to go outside. It’s mid May and we haven’t had one yet. People are actually betting on when the first Condition 1 will be. Will we have one of these elusive days so that everyone will have a day off? I would imagine so, but they don’t get handed out so easily. Meanwhile, we’ll just keep waiting, looking out the window and making sure that sure some girl named Dorothy from Kansas and her little dog too don't land their house on us. Maybe just an errant seal or penguin will fly by that window. In a Condition 1, anything is possible.
Posted by Tom Hamann at 3:46 AM