Has James just sent me a timely follow-up to the now amazingly long-running Speedy saga? Of course he has. Writes James:
Since Speedy spent the holidays on a wine cruse on the Rhine, he wanted his next adventure to be something a little more manly,… wait, that’s both sexist and speciest, lets go with bold. Speedy wanted his next adventure to be a little more bold. Keeping with the Arctic theme going on right now in Narbonic, the obvious choice was to head to northern Alberta to help build an oil refinery on the Athabascan Tar Sands in the dead of winter. Even with daytime temperatures at -30 C, heavy construction continued. When not at the construction site, Speedy felt right at home living in a work camp, where 5000 people are housed in tiny rooms not much larger than a gerbil cages. This was the kind of brawny adventure a world-traveling gerbil could truly appreciate.
Speedy surveys the main pipe rack. Technically, Speedy is in violation of the safety requirements, since he is not wearing his Personal Protective Equipment, including steel toed boots, a hard hat, gloves, safety goggles, long pants nor cleats. Since he’s not technically a person, he reasoned it was OK. Still, he kept out of sight of the safety inspectors.
Speedy reads the thermometer, and is thankful that wind chill doesn’t apply to him.
James adds that he only got two pictures because “it was too damn cold.” Thanks for going above and beyond yet again!