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 3/28/08 Ghetto temp. 49 F. and steady. Island tmp. 30 F. Yesterday's L/H: 27/39 F. Current conditions: Blowing snow, wind from the East, 10 to 15 mph.
The snow began last night, it has been off and on through out the day with an occasional mix of sleet and rain, but mostly snow. Accumulation on the Island is about 3 inches with drifts up to 6 or 8 inches. The wind has been blowing from the Narrows since the dark hours of this morning. It has not exactly been early Spring weather today. As a result of the constant wind, the Island is currently encircled with water. The gap between the ice and the Island is now wide enough to completely rule out the use of a board to reach the ice. The Caretaker could use the extension ladder, but that would be stupid and the Caretaker already knows an awful lot about stupid. Instead he will return to using the canoe to get to the ice to get off of the Island from here on until ice-out is complete.
The day was cold, windy, and snowy, the Caretaker spent the day inside the Ghetto working on his taxes, or at least tried to, and rewriting his letter to the Judge regarding his traffic violation. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny, a bit windy but sunny, the Caretaker is hopeful that he will be able to get out and about. If not tomorrow, most certainly Sunday. Not to say that a day inside the Ghetto is all bad, he does have the means to cook tea to drink, but the Caretaker is looking forward to a day or two outside, after Monday these may be his last.