My Coldest Weather Yet In Alaska

Alaska - Minus 25
This is more of a pictorial post. The following are some pictures around my work building (and inside).

View From My Desk View From My Desk View From My Desk

Some Of The Guys In the Office Couple Of Co-Workers Walking Back From Lunch Sign In Front Of Work Building - Minus 25!

Building Where I Work

Yesterday (Saturday, January 12, 2008) was at that time the coldest day that I had yet experienced. It started out cold and stayed cold… about minus 25° F. I was actually working too… yeah on a Saturday 🙁 We have a fairly tight deadline to deliver a release of the product this coming up Thursday so the whole team pulled together on Saturday to get some good work done. I was able to make some fairly good progress on a new customer requested feature. It’s safe to say that I’m getting pretty integrated into the team and I enjoy being around them.

Some of us went for Thai food for lunch and it was extremely good. I’m still amazed that they have so many good Thai restaurants here in Fairbanks. Anyway, it was a neat experience walking outside to get into the car and waiting for the heater to heat the car up in negative 25° weather. This should go without saying, but it is COLD. I’ve included some pictures of the office and the window that I look out from my desk. The picture of AlaskaUSA bank is the actual building that we are in.

Remember the first line of this blog where it says, “at that time the coldest day”? Well, today (Sunday, January 13, 2008) surpassed yesterday. I was outside in minus 30° today. Ouch! I was also in an ice museum / ice hotel where I sat at an ice sculpted bar and had a martini in a hand-carved ice glass. Still uploading all of the pictures though, so you’ll have to stay tuned for the next installment to read about that!