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 2/2/08 Ghetto temp. 55 F. and steady. Island tmp. 32 F. Yesterday's L/H: 26/32.5 F. Current conditions: Cloud covered sky, no wind.
Mostly a quiet day on the Island today. The sky was completely cloud covered, many were rather low. Overall a gray day, the kind of day when it might as well have rained but it didn't. The rain of late is certainly out of place for this time of year, but then again perhaps it is the beginning of a new trend. How long will the trend last? Hopefully not long. It would be a shame if these Northern parts became the place of retreat for snowbirds. Then again, China seems to be getting whacked pretty hard these days. Are there any ski resorts in China? Do the Chinese ski? Based on their transportation problems of late they would probably be better off if they did. The Caretaker was expecting to be cross-country skiing by now, take a few steps from the Ghetto, slap on the skis and head out on to the Lake. Unfortunately that hasn't been an option yet. Perhaps later in February the weather will begin to cooperate.