Monday, January 19, 2015

Darkness in Winter - Day Two

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I woke up around 0600, an hour before my alarm was due to go off. I sighed because I had woken up a few other times during the night. However, I just cuddled into my mound of down duvets and wound up in a discussion on twitter about some points to make for the summit. Once up I wandered down to breakfast as it opened and chatted with Sion and Corbexx for a few hours before we made the walk to CCP's office to pick up our badges and have a photo taken so that people know who we are as we wander about the building.

It was raining. A nice steady rain with wind behind it. Also the sidewalks are covered in ice and as we left the city center and headed towards CCP's office the ice just got thicker. It turned into a regular balance case as we slid across sidewalks, down little inclines, found dirt and snow to walk in, and tried not to get knocked sideways by the wind gusts or the rain smacking into you like pellets. It was pretty cool stuff I have to say and a few times I was able to relax back into the wind and just move my legs as it pushed me.

At the office IDs were obtained and photographs were taken. Then we toured the office. Office tours always make me feel like I am walking through someones work space. CCP's offices are cozy with couches and chairs everywhere. After the others elected to stay at the office for the day. I decided to leave and staggered back through the wind and rain. The wind was okay but the rain stung and was decidedly unpleasant.

But, I made it back and took some time to look up restaurants and look through my stuff and prepare for tomorrow. I caught Corbexx and Sion later and we wandered out to find pizza. I decided that I wanted to try Pizza out of the US because it isn't something I ever do. The pizza wasn't what I consider pizza but it was okay. After some hot chocolate and desert crapes as we talked before we headed back for an early evening. Sion did go and find the can in the alley that was banging around in the wind. We're on the same side of the building but different floors and the noise last night was awful.

Not exciting at all, today. I've finally got my photo gallery up. Being out in the shadowed light is fascinating. It does not get sunny and bright but more twilight or dawn with cloudy edges. Its also only during the day so we will get to the offices while it is dark and leave when it is dark.

Tomorrow is the hot breakfast at CCP. I'll be up around six so that I can put myself together and head out for the day.

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