First up—last week featured a weather balloon launch. That’s IceCube winterover Marc lending his assistance. He also spent some time helping out with preparations for a repair to one of the power generators. A trip to the South Pole power plant is always an interesting visit. Last week’s activities also included some detector troubleshooting, a tour of the IceCube Lab (ICL), and their monthly station-wide all-hands meeting and emergency drill. This month’s drill involved a staged explosion in the station’s science lab. The weather was not at its most cooperative, but it cleared by the end of the week, allowing for some nice outdoor photos featuring the ICL—the bottom one shows Marc on the rooftop, headlamp light shining upward.