THE LAST SAMPLING DAY FOR THE AGGREGATE BAGS. RAH!!!!!!
Is there anything more to say? Beyond that thanks to the Aquavit it was also a day of the living dead? It was also our last day with Marja, as her ticket home had been booked for the following day. Her stay can be summed up, much in the manner of a crack commando squad, as drop in, set up, get the job done, and get out. Which is what she did (in addition to keep us all laughing with her very sly and entertaining humor).
We did also frog-march the walking wounded out to record their pain for posterity in the form of a group photo. It was also our last chance before Marja's departure. I guess we can photoshop in our crack mesocosm building team from Munich, and Rudolph and Alain, whose presence here during setup is now a vague and distant memory (although we are definitely wondering how we will survive take down and clean up without them).
I think the group shots came out rather well and I must thank everyone for generally not blinking.
Our Official Mesocosm Group Shot: Morten, the cook whose name I need to learn how to spell, Nathalie, Juli. Starting from behind Juli is Briva, Morgane, Richard, Manon, Sari, and myself. In front we have Jussi and Julia. Then, to the right of Julia (on her left) there is Annick and Marja. You will just have to imagine Herwig, Mia, Thomas, Rudolph, and Alain.
Aug 23 2012f- Blogger in action.