It was another quiet week at the Pole. Well, quiet as far as the IceCube detector and the IceCube winterovers’ workload was concerned. But not so quiet regarding flight activity. The first plane, a Basler aircraft, to bring in crew for the summer season arrived at the South Pole last week. Fourteen new arrivals disembarked and met their new temporary home away from home. None of the winterovers have left yet, but that will happen soon enough, like it or not—it’s often a bittersweet time, anxious to rejoin family and friends but somewhat reluctant to leave the Pole life behind.