This week at the station

This week at Casey: 21 June 2013

Green store inventory project part III

The inventory project for the green store is going well with all of the station trade racks complete and recorded. The last of them to be completed was racks one and two (all mechanical) and proved to be the most challenging of them all. This was because the tools, equipment and spares for mobile plant are so many and meticulous, it took a lot of patience and focus to ensure that nothing went unrecorded. So now that all the trades racks are done it’s onto the final phase of the project: station support equipment, dry and frozen foods. The green store has had the pedestrian walkways painted on the floor now for safety, finding the fire exits and storage zones. 

Freshly painted red pathways in a storage warehouse
New pedestrian walkways in the greenstore

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

A top view of the red walkway in the greenstore warehouse
Birds eye view of the new pedestrian walkways in the greenstore

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

Warehouse racks
Racks 1 and 2 all label and completed

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

Four level tall warehouse racks
Racks 1 and 2 all label and completed

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

Another view of the 4 level warehouse rack
Racks 1 and 2 all label and completed

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

Mark and Aaron standing in front of the warehouse racks
Mark (dieso) and myself: Mark was helping me identify the parts or...

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

Mark and Aaron posing with the completed warehouse racks
Great day this one was! Mark and myself had just finished the...

(Photo: Aaron McKechnie)

Hair

At some point those of us who think about stuff, and we all happen into this uncomfortable state from time to time, think about hair. There is even a musical! Well we do, even if we don’t generally admit it. And we think of the imponderables as well, things like: what evolutionary purpose does ear hair address, no? Well we all certainly wonder what the hell people were thinking when they choose to cut their hair the way they do. Or not. Normal grooming mores seem to fade away below the 70th parallel as bad haircuts and unkempt beards take the day. I give you the evidence.

Allan C 

Mark with his large beard
Mark

(Photo: Michael Salinas)

Matty with his full beard
Matty the Viking

(Photo: Michael Salinas)

Scotty with no hair
Scotty

(Photo: Michael Salinas)

Allan standing in front of the greenstore
Allan

(Photo: Michael Salinas)

Picture gallery of the week

This week’s picture gallery features photos taken by Leon Hamilton.
Cloudy sunset at Casey with Mammatus cloud formation
Another stunning sunset

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

View of Casey out the window of a propeller aircraft
Birds eye view of Casey

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

View from the aircraft of ice floe
Broken sea ice

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

Dawn with dark purple, yellow and gold in a flat snow covered terrain
Early dawn before a hard day of work drilling in cane line

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

Last sunset with high cirrus clouds in a rocky terrain of Casey
Last remnants of light

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

Adelie penguins jumping out of the water
Adelie penguins

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

View of behind the Red Shed with the melt lake in the foreground
Station as viewed from the top of the wind mast

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

Strange formation of snow build up on the doors
Wind doing weird things to snow during a blizzard

(Photo: Leon Hamilton)

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