2011-12-13 16:36:17.000 – Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
Today was a big day at the Observatory. No, we didn’t get back the world record wind. We got a new kitchen table!
If you have ever been in the kitchen on the summit, you know that the dining space is, well, rather uniquely shaped. It is a narrow space, and we sometimes have to find a way to fit as many as 18 people in it for meals. The table that was in this space was a finely made piece of furniture that seved its purpose well for many, many years. However, it did have its drawbacks, all of which can most likely be attributed the fact that when it was brought to the summit, we didn’t have nearly as many overnight trips or guests. So, in the last couple of years, the organization has been talking about getting a new table. The task of finding one that would both fit in the allotted space and provide us with all the funtionality we needed proved to literally impossible. In other words, such a table does not seem to exist.
The only alternative was to have a table custom made. As perhaps you can imagine, that is a very expensive venture, especially when you are talking about the size table we needed. Thanks to a very generous donations this summer, we were able to get the ball rolling on having the table made. It was then finished yesterday, and brought up to the summit this afternoon.
The whole crew is definitely looking forward to sitting down at the table for dinner tonight…even more than usual!
Brian Clark, Weather Observer/Education Specialist