WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (83,86,76,75,65,74,64,72,68,63,62,61,60,59,27,26)

Stauchy Blog » 2006 » December

Archive for December, 2006

She’s broken…again, Sunday, Dec. 3rd (LAS)

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

I thought today would be the day that I would return to the volleyball court.  Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get 100% healthy around here…

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (83)

Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Bingo! - Dec. 2 (JRS)

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

James Brown Bingo has been a tradition at the South Pole for 5 years.  James is our executive chef at the Pole, and looks nothing like what you’re thinking (well, at least what you were thinking before you saw the picture).  After much anticipation, Bingo Time was upon us.

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (86)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

Thanksgiving Celebration! – Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 25th & 26th (LAS)

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This is how we celebrated Thanksgiving at the South Pole!  Fore more, higher-res pictures, see our gallery: Thanksgiving.

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (76)

Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

ARO Movie night – Friday, Nov. 24th (LAS)

Monday, December 25th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

Friday, November 24th was a work day for us here on the ice, but Thanksgiving back in the states.  We managed to snag a phone during lunch hour to make some very short calls home to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  The rest of the workday was “as usual”.  The end of the day, however, was especially nice.  Friday night was great given the knowledge that Saturday was a day off for us (We normally work 6 days a week/9 hour days minimum).  We went to ARO’s first Movie night of the 2006-2007 season to watch the Princess Bride.  

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (75)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

THE Hatch (SPRESSO) - Nov. 22 (JRS)

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

This morning we got up a bit earlier than usual and met up with Glenn Grant, the Aurora Tech, for a trip out to the SPRESSO vault, a buried vault about 5 miles off-station that contains electronics that support 4 seismometers.  Fore more, higher-res pictures, see our gallery: The SPRESSO Vault.
UsAtSPRESSO

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (65)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

THE 2006 TURKEY DANCE!!! Thurs, Nov 23, 2006 (LAS)

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is the annual turkey dance.  The first time that I cooked a turkey, I just couldn’t help myself.  I defrosted the turkey, cleaned it out, and started a new tradition of the turkey dance.  This was back in Colorado in the townhouse.  Each year, I did a little dance for each turkey.  In 2004, Jason videotaped it for the first time.  Since then, I unveil a new turkey dance each year on Thanksgiving Day and it becomes the Turkey Dance for the entire year (the song/dance I sing each time I cook a turkey).  I couldn’t break tradition just because I was at the South Pole (and a Galley Staff was doing all the cooking). (http://www.stauchy.net/videos.html) (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (74)

Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Email Home Nov. 19 (JRS)

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

While the blog was down, here’s an email I sent to my family on Nov. 19.

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (64)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

Highlights of a time period almost forgotten - Nov.9th-21st (LAS)

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

When we first arrived at the Pole, we were pretty good at jotting down notes to help with the blogs once resolution was found. The excitement of doing that without actually communicating and posting wore off. As a result, we’ll be meshing a lot of days together and trying to highlight some of the “happenings”. We have the computer, now, so expect great things in the near future (of course our satellite hours are moving more and more into the middle of the night). At any rate, here’s a stab at the highlights from Nov. 9-Nov.21 (based on what we each had in our calendars).  For miscellaneous pictures from  November and December, see our web gallery: South Pole November and December. (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (72)

Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

PT and crutches - Nov. 8 (LAS)

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

Today was the first day of physical therapy for the calf.  As it turns out, the physical therapist thinks I have a partial tear of the outer calf muscle (gastoc?).  This means physical therapy in medical and a fantastic set of crutches to begin “shadow-walking”.  Essentially placing no weight on the leg, just slowly trying to stretch it out (avoiding the perma-ballerina).

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (68)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hobbling to alarms - Nov. 7 (LAS)

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

The morning was beginning to meet a bit of normalities.  Jason and I had a hard time waking up and getting to work, but are sleeping fairly well.  Mornings seem to be especially hard because of the dry air.  We are constantly waking with the stuffy nose and dry throat.  By the time we get a little breakfast and get the day rolling, things are pretty good.  Jason is threatening to not sleep anymore jsut so that he doesn’t have to experience the mornings.  (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (63)

Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

She’s broken (but only slightly) - Nov. 6 (LAS)

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

The morning and afternoon were pretty much standard work days for us.  We did get some interesting words from Safety Bill and the first injury of the new season occurred - yes, it was Safety Net.  oh! The irony! (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (62)

Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Electronics Seminar - Nov. 5 (JRS)

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

Today, Bob taught a seminar on practical electronics in Antarctica to about a dozen people (Lynette & I both attended).  In the morning, he spent a couple of hours going over a PowerPoint presentation covering several aspects of electronics that are particular to the South Pole, being a very cold and dry place.  After the morning session, we went to eat brunch, which is a wonderful time of the week.  The food is fabulous, with omelets made-to-order, fresh baked croissants, a huge cheese platter and plenty more. (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (61)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wondering the Clean-Air Sector - Nov. 4 (JRS)

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

We both finally felt like we got a good night’s sleep last night, but it didn’t make the mornings any better for me.  Bob and I had decided to head out to visit all of the instruments that I will be working on for the year.  Most of my instruments are located in an area called “The Clean-Air Sector”, which is grid North-West of the station near the ARO (Atmospheric Research Observatory) building.  A cable is run from each of the instruments in through the roof of the lab inside the main station.  I can do all of my daily tasks from inside, however, if anything goes wrong with one of the instruments in the field, it will be my job to go out, find the problem, and fix it. (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (60)

Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Motivation to Stay - Nov. 3 (JRS)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

Lynette started the day with a tour of some of the construction activities.  Everyone hit the ground running with the delayed arrival.  I did training in the lab during the morning, came up with a daily task list, and went through all of the experiment wiring diagrams (very productive morning).  The evening brought a fantastic aurora show that reminded us of the excitement of wintering (after watching some of the “survivors” “escape” the day before).

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (59)

Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Fire in A1! - Nov. 2, 2006 (LAS)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

Sleeping was a little better last night.  Not great — just better.  The altitude definitely brings on a bit of sleep apnia, but hopefully that will get better. I went to another 6:30 meeting with the newest arrivals from the FEMC crew.  Jason and I met for a quick breakfast before attending Safety Bill’s last South Pole presentation, ever (or so he says). He briefed the two resident fire-fighters, Jason, another Team-2 member, and me on hazardous materials around the station and an overview of firesupression systems around the station. (more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (27)

Uncategorized | No Comments »

Taking the Reins - Nov. 1, 2006 (LAS)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/stauchy/stauchy.net/blog/wp-includes/functions-formatting.php on line 85

Sleepless night. As much as one might think that sleeping on a twin mattress on the floor in a tight shirt with wires hooked up to your head and chest is comfortable….let me assure you that it is not.  I was up for my first safety briefing inthe new gym at 0630 with the newest FEMC crew. It went well, especially since Bill was nice enough to get up early and handle the first one. 

(more…)

WordPress database error: [Table 'stauchyblog.wp_post2cat' doesn't exist]
SELECT post_id, category_id FROM wp_post2cat WHERE post_id IN (26)

Uncategorized | No Comments »