But we still don't have any polar bears
Now this is not going to help correct the popular misconception that we live in igloos down here and chase away polar bears, but we do have a new prime new piece of real estate.
Denis, the weird French BICEP scientist, built an igloo this winter. It's taken him the entire winter to finish it, but he finally placed the keystone block of ice last week, and yesterday invited us over for an open house.
The entrance is recessed so you need to crawl in through a narrow tunnel, a little challenging to do in bulky ECW gear.
But it's quite cozy inside! Denis even brought a little mood lighting.
Brien and Renee enjoying the new digs.
Here's Robert - my flash went off and now you can see the haze from our breath condensation.
What's a celebration without a little bubbly? Interestingly, it takes less than a minute for the champagne to start turning to slush at -78F degrees. We also had some chocolate chip cookies, raisins and Hershey's kisses - they were frozen solid but we ate them anyway.
Robert took this photo of Team Igloo. Fortunately, we didn't encounter any polar bears on the way back to the station.