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 3/18/08 Ghetto temp. 46 F. and rising. Island tmp. ? F. Yesterday's L/H: ?/? F. No temperatures, the Caretaker hasn't been paying attention, but he will start tomorrow. Current conditions: Wind from the South about 10 mph, total cloud coverage.
The Caretaker's hiatus has gone on for a wee bit longer than he originally intended. Not much exciting has gone on in his own life, but plenty has gone on here on the Island while he was away. While the Caretaker was in Vermont over the weekend of the 8th/9th a big wind and freezing rain storm came through knocking down a ton of limbs and a big birch tree. The power was out until the following Monday, or so the Caretaker was told, he didn't get back to the Island until the following Thursday. The Caretaker should have picked things up again but he was busy messing with his wreck of a car, and trying to clean up the tree limbs. Most all of today was spent working on removing the birch that came down on the ice. The day before he pulled out the large Willow limb from the water and the rest of the Willow limbs. There is plenty more to still cut up. Other than that not much to report, or at least nothing worth bothering about. Since the Caretaker is waiting for the Ghetto to get a little warmer so he can take a shower in some relative comfort he decided he should take this time to start up the blog again. Hopefully tomorrow's report will be more interesting.