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May 21, 2006 at 9:55 am #409willKeymaster
Just wanted to say HEY. And thank you all for all your help getting my butt down here back in August-October. Thanks.
1 month til mid winter!!!!
5 months til first flight
DanMay 22, 2006 at 8:01 am #3007
Step in now and then help some of the new ones coming in. Several have been hired and they will want ideas on how to pack and what to do.
MikeMay 23, 2006 at 2:12 am #3008brendanstamp05Member
Makesure to bring vitamin E cream, lots of it. Dryness is a real pain there and when you have a runny nose or such, you can use tissue as soft as you can find and it will still rub your nose raw so for your fingers, toes in boots and nose, bring cream. Always remamber to have some good shoes and boots as nobody wants to work in Bunny Boots all day long. Not an advertisement really Mike but, I always get my boots through bamason online and I have had 2 pairs down there which have survived 3 seasons of hard use with no signs of wear on them, very warm too. Some dress clothes for formal occasions as well as craft and hobby supplies, nothing worse than when the stitching club runs out of wool and your thermals are growing shorter daily. I would strongly suggest getting a set of silk thermals for working or hiking outdoors, very lightweight and vry warm if you get a good set. Hundreds of other things but thats all that mt desert fried mind can come up with now.
Live, love and leave no harm.
Lucky.May 23, 2006 at 3:53 am #3009
…and no need to bring condoms down – Medical provides them free of charge.
They say they’re regular size, but they seem really tight, and maybe a little short.
atlasMay 24, 2006 at 1:35 am #3010
No no, those are the little rubber finger grippers they use for flipping through papers.
:->May 24, 2006 at 5:32 am #3011
Damn, stupid me.
I’m surprised they keep hiring me back…
aMay 25, 2006 at 6:22 am #3012DeSotoMember
Hi Glenn & Atlas,
Yes, we do have condoms and finger cots in the medical supply room. The finger cots do come in many sizes, only one size in condoms. Atlas, do I need to request a special order of another size for you????? Have a nice day guys.
SusanMay 25, 2006 at 6:59 am #3013
Hey there, Susan!
Thanks for the offer, but I usually bring down a supply of my own. Of course, I still haven’t opened up the box I brought down in 1998.
How’s life with you? Anything exciting?
May 28, 2006 at 11:26 pm #3014Marshak2Member
hey Susan, Lucky, Atlas!
glad to know ya’ll have ‘finger cots’ as I have a desk job this upcoming summer (was switched from VMF supply to MET)! Atlas, you may not want to toss out those raincoats as they may be newer than the ones at McM..hardee har…I always wondered, who is taking all those condoms? The women’s restroom in 155 would have an overflowing bucket at noon, and by 1:00pm would be empty! Maybe they were being used for someone’s MAAG project???
Susan, are you coming back in medical supply?
Lucky is right: no scrimping on warm, waterproof footwear….and a daily daub of vaseline up the proboscis is a must…
can’t wait to see ya’ll again!
(currently in Oaxaca, looking forward to cold)May 29, 2006 at 8:45 pm #3015
> ….and a daily daub of vaseline up the proboscis is a must…
oooh, the proboscis. so that’s what I’ve been doing wrong all these years…
😉May 30, 2006 at 10:17 am #3016DeSotoMember
Yes, I will be working the same job, EH&S materialsperson. You should really enjoy being at MET. Are you leaving Mainbody or Winfly? Do you have a roommate selected???
No, nothing new here in Oregon. Finally, today was a summer day, we have had a lot of rain….but…then we like the fresh rivers and the green grass, so I guess there are trade-offs. I am PQ’d for the summer, received my notice on Friday, I will be going down at Winfly. Hey, when should I start mailing?
Hi to you Glenn. Mike, how are things going?May 30, 2006 at 2:11 pm #3017
Hi Marsha and Susan. Not much to report here. Sort of a boring winter. No auroras, no fights, no problems. Just work. I’m running a trip to Castle Rock on Friday with the two other guides. This is a new one. 15 people start hiking. We come by an hour later with the vehicles and pick up anyone who is cold and drive them out. Everybody gets a ride home at the end of the night. This one filled up fast. There is an option to not hike at all and just drive out with me. I would have thought only a few would hike, but all but two are planning on walking.
It’s pretty much dark all the time now. The southern cross is overhead at noon and the Scorpion is over ob hill at dinnertime. We have yet to have a storm. Very cold though. We’ve had numerous condition 2 for cold days.
Hope all is well your way. Oaxaca? Isn’t that hot hot hot at this time of year? You are going to have a hard adjustment, Marsha.
Oregon, it’s an easier transition.
MikeMay 31, 2006 at 3:18 am #3018
Sounds like it was a good winter to miss, huh? Talk about boring…
There’s still plenty of time for a medevac, though. 🙂
I’m planning on being there next winter to spice things up a bit. How sad, though, it will be sans the Pooles. 🙁
May 31, 2006 at 2:15 pm #3019
Well talk about Murphy’s law and bad karma all in one. After writing about no storms yesterday, we woke up to a condition one storm this morning. Sort of a lame condition one. It was for visibility. Still you couldn’t see 155 from the dorms. Pretty much stuck in the dorms till 9am this morning.
Maybe this will spice things up a bit.
MikeMay 31, 2006 at 7:42 pm #3020
I think we’ve been getting your weather, Mike. For the past month Palmer’s had raging storms, one after another, for days at a time.
For the past couple of days the weather has been nice — finally. Sounds like it moved to your side of the continent.
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