11 August, 2001
The Calm Before the Storm
No, not the weather-it has been gorgeous.
We are about to begin a whirlwind of dredging. Our operations will include dredging 24 hours a day, which means bringing up thousands of rocks. We prepared by enjoying a bit of fun tonight because starting tomorrow, there will be little time for it.
Since it is Saturday, it is "Morale Day". This is a day that the crew sets aside for a bit of fun. Tonight, the helicopter pilots and mechanics made pizza for everyone, and then we played BINGO afterwards. Out of the 4 games we played, I won twice-a hat and a box of fabric softener sheets. People were throwing things at me because I was too lucky.
It is now time to get some rest, as my 5:30am to 5:30pm shift 7 days a week is exhausting me. And the past two weeks have only been the tip of the iceberg!
Latitude: 83 19 N
Longitude: 03 45 W
Air temperature: 31 F
Water temperature 29 F
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