The day began rather badly for me. The dust-exposure had set my immune system into hyper-active mode. As a result I woke up with swollen lips and throat – classic signs of food allergy. I could not swallow even water. I started to panic a bit but ate an anti-histamine and took the day off. I slept for most of the day. Emma was a ray of sunshine all day and made  delicious pumpkin pancakes. First meal that I could eat in many days!

Maciej and Jim came by to the jamesway in the afternoon. They are having a very hard time getting the melt-hole right. First, the “hotsies” that are used to generate the high power necessary for melting the hole have suffered from frequent break-downs. Below is a picture of a hotsie that actually caught on fire last night. Second, the melt-hole quickly refreezes and grows a layer of ice up-to 3 inches thick. Maciej has also injured his arm and back due to all the heavy lifting and is rather in bad shape today.


One of the "hotsies" for generating power for melting the ice-hole caught on fire yesterday.

The team came back in the evening when Emma had cooked an awesome dinner and pumpkin cakes for dessert. We all had a good time.


Vickie and Emma in their Halloween costumes. Emma dressed as a 70's housewife.


Partying in the "jamesway" or living quarters at Bonney camp.


Emma's creation - pumpkin cake.


Bill playing the guitar.


Emma gave hand painted and personalized pumpkin drawings to everyone. Mine had an empty "speech box" because of lost voice.



2 Responses to Halloween

  1. Pamela says:

    Welcome back!
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, Shilpa.
    Halloween costumes? Hilarious!
    Did I happen to see Garth in one of those photos?

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