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 2/29/08 Ghetto temp. 41 F. and rising. Island tmp. 14 F. Yesterday's L/H: -6/21 F. Current conditions: Light snow, little t no wind.
Today was a mostly uneventful day for the Caretaker, he made it to the mainland to do his laundry. Today the Caretaker decided he would try walking through the snow to the mainland in just his boots. This was not such a good idea, he should have turned back and put his snowshoes on but he was running late and so did without them. Upon his return trip to the Island the going was a bit easier because he could follow his tracks back. There is certainly something to be said for walking in someone else's footprints, perhaps that is the attraction of civilization.
The Caretaker had more laundry than his sled could hold so he had to do two trips. For the second one he put on his snowshoes, it proved to be a good idea. After loading up his sled with the remains of his laundry he stopped in to say hi to G. The Caretaker ended up getting involved with helping G. with his computer. By the time the Caretaker left for the Island snow had begun to fall. It was a pleasant walk in a gentle snowfall. Unfortunately the Caretaker did not close up his laundry back properly and so the falling snow collected inside it. By the time he got his laundry into the Ghetto, much of it needed to be hung up to dry for a second time, luckily for him his sleeping clothes managed to stay dry.