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 1/29/08 Ghetto temp. 60 F. and Steady Island tmp. 28.5 F. Yesterday's L/H: 19/25 F. Cloud covered night sky, little to no wind.
Not much excitement here on the Island, there was a bit of hail and freezing rain today, not a lot but enough to make some surfaces very slippery. The Caretaker thought about going for a stroll on the South dock to see if he could keep from slipping off the dock, falling onto the thin ice and then breaking through to the water. The Caretaker didn't think about this long, he doesn't really feel the need to have anything exciting to report. Besides, if tomorrow's weather report holds true, with the amount of wind forecasted, things might end up being rather exciting tomorrow without the Caretaker trying to come up with something on his own. Outside of that, if nothing else, Thursday could prove to be interesting when the Caretaker makes a try for the mainland. We'll just have to wait and see.
Other than not trying to do something stupid the Caretaker spent most all of the day in the Ghetto working on formatting protocols for a printer. Not very thrilling, but now that they are finished the Caretaker can go on to other exciting things like organizing the kitchen. Tomorrow the Caretaker will provide an in depth blow by blow report of all the thrills of organizing the kitchen.