Monday, October 16, 2006
Last night I started my new shift. I work a unique shift
(even by McMurdo standards) of 6pm to 6am. However, I do
get two days off per week instead of the standard one.
Since everyone else in my department also is on the same
type of schedule, we were all pretty zombified by the
time our shift ended. All of this compounded by the fact
that it's now light 24 hours a day and it feels weird to
be moving about in the light at 2:00 in the morning.
Like everything else here, you learn to adapt. You get
used to the light, the dark (or lack of it this time of year)
the different hours and even the dining schedule. Lunch is
something called Mid-rats (Midnight Rations) and is at
midnight. Soon, I will be adapted to all of the changes.
In the meantime...I think I'm going to bed.
Posted by Tom Hamann at 12:17 PM