Being sans volunteer
2009-11-10 21:54:37.000 – Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist
A (nearly) snowless morning view out the window
Mike mentioned yesterday that we have been without a volunteer during this past shift. I feel like I should point out that this volunterlessness (I don’t think that’s really word) was mostly by choice. We had at least one previous volunteer come forward and offer to come up, at very short notice, to cover this past shift. While we certainly appreciate this very much, and appreciate the work of ALL our volunteers, we made the conscious decision to go it alone this week and cook for ourselves.
First of all, we figured it would be a nice change from the norm. This is only the second time since I have worked for the Observatory that I have spent a full week here without a volunteer. All of us on this shift enjoy cooking and it turns out we are actually pretty good at it! Secondly, this is a quiet time of year. There are no overnight guests, so making dinner only involves cooking for a handful of people. For most of this shift, that handful amounted to only the three observers (Mike, Ryan, and myself). This has made a quiet time of year even quieter, which has been very nice.
Another shift draws to a close for me tomorrow. Hopefully when I return next Wednesday, things will look a bit more like winter!
Brian Clark, Observer and Meteorologist