Sunday, February 8, 2009

Old work, new work

Last Friday was the last day in the temporary job I had, driving a car with an air quality instrument mounted in it, for the borough. It took me all over the place. One of the cool signs in Fairbanks:

A bad day: instantaneous (1 second) values of 600 ug/m3 (micrograms per meter cubed) of PM2.5 (2.5 micron particles) air pollution. If the average over 24 hours exceeds 35 ug/m3, the EPA is interested.

The drive would take me down past the now-closed Samson Hardware. I liked that hardware shop, a lot of old-fashioned tools there. Too bad they closed. From what I understood, they had to close due to the realignment of the Cushman St bridge, not due to the recession, but it is doubtful they will reopen elsewhere.

Bad air quality day on the Richardson highway in North Pole.

Jim, the boss. Some of you know him. (ok, one of my two readers, to be exact)

Outside the new work. (I will be doing logistics for scientists coming to do research in Alaska.)

1 comment:

Matt Heavner said...

woohoo! congrats on the new job!