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 2/23/08 Ghetto temp. 40 F. and rising, slowly Island tmp. 23 F. Yesterday's L/H: 21.5/23 F. Current conditions: Mostly clear night, some clouds off to the East. Mild wind from the North East.
It turns out that the Caretaker did not fix the phone line, that is why this report did not go out in a timely manner (the same for yesterday's report). The phone company's automated phone service claims a repair person will be here Monday, the Caretaker is not holding his breath. There is a strong possibility that the phone company may not be willing to send a repair person across the ice to the Island, which would mean that the Caretaker will be without internet service on the Island for either a little while, or for the duration of the winter. If such is the case, the Caretaker will not be able to send out reports everyday, however, he will still make a point to write the reports and put them up on the blog whenever he can get on line.
The day started out very dense with clouds, much of the morning was rather dark with a bit of wind from the Narrows making for a cold feeling morning. Come the afternoon the clouds began to give way, and so too the wind. The Caretaker spent the day on the Island doing a bit of tidying up, he thought about going out on the ice on his x-c skis, but thinking about it is as far as he got. Come nightfall the Caretaker did walk out on to the ice to check the conditions, the snow has caused a slush layer in some places, hopefully the slush layer is not wide spread on the ice.