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 can be blamed on Wreck-Loose Island Publishing. Send all complaints to: WLIPublishing P.O. Box 1521 Bolton Landing, N.Y. 12814
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The Caretaker's Concern 2/8/08 Ghetto temp. 44 F. and rising. Island tmp. 24 F. Yesterday's L/H: 25/37 F. Current conditions: Little to no wind, half the sky is wide open, star filled points South and West from the Island. The other half of the sky is dense with clouds, lounging low to the ground points North and East from the Island.
Still further loss of ice. If the Caretaker wanted to he could bring the canoe over to the East shore, drop it in the water and start paddling. The open water appears to reach almost all the way over to the East shore of the Lake. The weather report calls for snow tonight and tomorrow, if it turns out it doesn't snow, the Caretaker will probably go for a paddle to see how far indeed the open water does reach towards the East shore. Not much, if any, in the way of open sky and sunlight today, not much in the way of either of the two this entire week. Perhaps next week. Then again, perhaps the coming snow will be enough to ski one. Perhaps.