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.
Because apparently it wasn't already before. it's now officially cold outside.
I've been too busy spacing out in my free time to put together any meaningful content lately (sorry!), so I'm going back to aurora things for a while. The moon has gone away and the sky has cleared, so we've had some pretty good displays lately.
A few days ago I was happily outside taking pictures of people taking pictures of auroras. Then it clouded over, and I couldn't see the auroras anymore. And suddenly today, the weather cleared and the moon was up and nearly full. Holy crap.