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The Season in Sitreps

It's hard to believe it's been almost two months since I've posted here. Time really does fly by around mid-winter. That's my excuse, anyway. It's also been really cold the last few weeks, which has been keeping me very busy trying to deal with freezing fuel systems. Anyhow, I want to do something a little bit different here. As you may recall, I worked part time as a fuelie over the summer. What that translated to for winter is my responsibility for the weekly fuel usage and inventory report (the fuels sitrep). When I took over for the winter, I replaced the standard formal greeting on the sitrep distribution email with something a little more fun, usually along the lines of "This week in fuels, [something silly]." Looking back at all of them, it provides another way to look at the events of weeks past. So without further ado, a history of winter 2015 as told through the fuels sitrep.