This morning I walked into work and found a tray of airplane cookies made by John le Summer Baker at Pole, and they really mirror the feelings of the winterover Polies right now. We been waiting on a plane for several days now... first it was a weather delay... then a mechanical error.. then weather delay again. But, tomorrow the light is green and with 4 Herc planes at McMurdo and clear weather we should be getting some new folks and fuel. When that first plane arrives I'm outta here. Roughly 24 hours to go. I got my boots tied tight and my bags packed, all I need to do now is a plane dance and give some offerings to the Skua goddess.