One Caretaker's story of living (mostly) in solitude on a private Island on Lake George in Upstate New York, as told through daily photographs and musings/ramblings (well, daily in the winter; every four days or so in the Summer and mostly just photos in the Summer).
A Very Brief Glossary: GHETTO--Name for the cabin that the Caretaker lives in, a single story structure, about 220 square feet/20.44 square meters.
Living Conditions: End of October to early May, no running water, Island population: 1. Early May to end of October, running water, Island population: ranges from 1 to 20 or so.
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The Caretaker's Concern 1/28/08 Ghetto temp. 54 F. and steady. Island tmp. 23.5 F. Yesterday's L/H: 22/25 F. Currently a sky filled clear night, little to no wind from the East.
The wind was from the Narrows today, blowing rather well throughout much of the day. It was a mostly sunny day, on the South Boathouse dock, which was in the lee, it was rather pleasant. The Caretaker didn't sunbathe today, he was busy cleaning and sanitizing potable water buckets and waste water buckets. Other than that, not much excitement on the Island, however, the Caretaker did decide to pamper himself a bit, he took a four gallon shower. Usually he takes a 3 gallon shower, but today he decided to pamper himself with an extra gallon of water. When the Caretaker wants to go all out, and give himself a "spa day" he takes a 5 gallon shower. Today wasn't a spa day, maybe tomorrow.