Halloween

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.

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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.

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

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

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Emma's creation - pumpkin cake.

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Bill playing the guitar.

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

 

 

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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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