I just got word from my employer that Dr. Alfieri and his team are so impressed with the facility that they will be staying for two weeks to conduct a series of cutting edge experiments. Translation: I get a 2 week Antarctic staycation in the rec room.

Normally I’d be able to stay reasonable and composed, but considering the fact that I’ve concealing regular and frequent radio transmissions from a source 650 million light years away and 176 years in the future, and I was planning to send my first reply tomorrow night… I’m having a minor freak-out.