North Sea Storms Stink

So you may or may not have heard about the storm that is currently over the North Sea. Well if not see here. Basically a big storm is going over the North Sea, and flooding was feared for a while, as well as disruptions in oil production. The worst seems to be over in the coastal areas, but where I am right now it’s still not good.

Biggest effect this has had on us is with our fresh water supply. The sign below was posted around the platfrom last night:

No Laundry

Our fresh water is shipped in to us and stored locally, and with the storm ships are unable to come and replenish our supplies. So we’re effectively sitting ducks, rationing our water until the storm passes, and have no laundry in the meantime. Now this may seem like no big deal, but trust me, it is. See, no one comes offshore with 5 or 7 or 10 of everything. Most people do laundry every other day, and have only a couple of sets of things to wear.

I myself have only 3 t-shirts and maybe a couple more underwears. And I arrived on Wednesday, and tomorrow is day 4 of my stay, so guess what? I begin cycling the shirts I wore already. A couple days after that I will do the same with underwear. And you know it can’t be good when everyone on the platfrom is doing the same. Latest news is that maybe Monday the weather will be better. And maybe not. And it can only get worse. We can still use the showers right now, but who knows how long that will last?

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