2008-10-20 07:30:10.000 – Stacey Kawecki, Observer
The building is closed for the season
The Sherman Adams building is now closed. The museum attendant (Sharon), the interns (Jeff and Jordan), and Bill G (the retail coordinator), will all be packing up the museum today. This means two things: no more tours, and no more showers.
As soon as the building closes, we are transferred to the winter septic system, which means we have to be extremely conservative with our waste water. We have a well so we can drink as much water as is needed, but we have to store our waste water in tanks that must last through mid-May. For some, this will be the first time going without a shower for eight days; for others it’s just part of the winter. In fact, each staff member is allotted one sea-shower per week, but if that staff member actually uses it, they lose credibility. It’s kind of funny how that actually works. There is no “smelly kid” because we’re all in the same boat (or tower).
On a side note, the weather is about to get interesting. A ridge of high pressure will be pushed southward as a storm approaches from the Great Lakes. We all have looked mournfully at the ridiculously strong Atlantic storm that has decided to stay well offshore (due to the ridge of high pressure). It would have created some rather interesting weather on the higher summits. Either way, it looks like we’ll see some snow tomorrow, so we’re not too upset.
Stacey Kawecki, Observer