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 3/24/08 Ghetto temp. 37 F. and rising. Island tmp. Low 30's F. Yesterday's L/H: ?/? F. Current conditions: Mostly clear, wind from the East, 10 to 15 mph.
The Caretaker was away for Easter, had a good time on the mainland visiting with family. He returned to the Island today and spent most of the remaining daylight hours cutting up fallen tree branches. He expects to be spending a few more days cutting up branches. If all goes well the Caretaker will make it into town tomorrow to address his car issues, and if he is lucky, tomorrow will be his last trip to the mainland until after ice-out. The ice is continuing to thin out around the shoreline but what remains of the ice is still about 8 or so inches thick.
The Caretaker is looking forward to being Island bound for a few weeks, he has a number of things in the works that he would like to bring to fruition so as that he may share it all with you. The Caretaker just now realized that he left his Easter Basket behind at his father and step-mother's house, shucks.