It's been busy the first week. I've met a LOT of people. Ate too much food. Probably gone out for more than the usual amount of beer, for me anyway. All said, it has been a good time. I miss being home with Layna and the girls, but I keep busy enough to not think about it too much. I'll try to fill in the details and uniqueness of being down here throughout the next few weeks. However, I need to go pack my stuff for Snow School (aka Happy Camper). Everyone who will be leaving the station is required to complete this training. We spend some time today inside for lectures and training. Then we go out to somewhere a few miles from station and have to put the stuff to use in the field. We will learn about building different kinds of snow shelters and learn how to setup a tent to withstand the harsh Antarctic environment. Luckily the temperature is fairly good at about 30F and the wind has died down quite a bit. I will try and take a bunch of pictures and post as soon as I get back (and take a hot shower). Probably in about 36 hours or so.