Happy Midwinter all! This has to be the most unusual midwinter I’ve ever celebrated down on the ice, and as a result it just doesn’t seem like such a big deal. We’ve still got the summer crew here, its still light outside for about five hours a day, and there is a boat parked on the pier that we can use to get out if we needed. The boat and the summer crew will be out of here on Friday, and we’ll start our short “winter” season. It looks like our final number is going to be 20 people sticking around for about 90 days before we get the boat back and the summer season begins again.
I’m scheduled to be back in Chile on the 20th of October, and then I haven’t yet decided what I’m going to do. I’ve started polishing up my resume in preparation for the first real job search I’ve done since I graduated from University. I’d prefer to end up back in Austin, but I wouldn’t mind either Denver or the DC area. Either way, I’m excited about actually having a permanent address for a while. I’ve been saving a good bit of money, so I should be able to actually buy a house and have a place of my own to live in where ever I end up settling. I never thought it would happen, but I’m looking forward to being stationary just as much as I was looking forward to traveling a few years ago!