Kristen (the oldest offspring) is out in the Bering Sea for a month and a half on the US Coast Guard Cutter, Healy doing scientific research in chemical oceanography. She sent us these photos from the Northern Chukchi Sea and thought they were perfect for the Summer Solstice. She said that “summer in the Arctic is in full swing and at times it was difficult to distinguish the glass clear water from the sky.”
I’m celebrating Solstice with the purchase of my new PLASMA CUTTER! I picked it up last week from Air Liquide. Had to have another 240 receptacle installed in the shop by our very talented electrician but now I’m wired for (more!) power. Thanks to Larry (that’s him at the Air Liquide dock loading me up) for
helping me to better understand all that was needed for my upgrade to the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 and for our electrician, Michael who keeps us safely powered up. I’m not quite ready for production cutting as I still have to sift through the manual, though I did already watch the DVD… New tools, new instructions mean a new learning curve. I just finished reading the
manual on the new camera Daddy-O and Gus bought me (xox) They surprised me with a new Sony Cyber-shot 14.1 mega pixel(!) camera. My other one was Will’s hand-me-down –this one is sleek, has sweet, mega optics and even does these cool, moving panorama shots. I’ve already taken tons of pics of Tauzer, the garden and my flowers –but I won’t bore you with them –yet.
Summer Solstice is a big deal here in Alaska –well anything having to do with sunshine and daylight is a big deal in Alaska! This weekend officially kicked off Solstice with parties, bands, BBQ’s, markets and festivals. Gus asked us what Solstice was and after we described to him the differences between the Summer and the Winter Solstice he said “Oh I get it, it’s like a science holiday!” So Happy Science Holiday!