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 3/3/08 Ghetto temp. 50 F. and steady. Island tmp. 35 F. Yesterday's L/H: 20/32 F. Current conditions: Mostly clear night with a slight bit of haze, little to no wind.
The ski over to the mainland today was rather pleasant, it was the first time that the Caretaker was actually able to kick and glide. The return trip, due to the warm weather, was not so good--top layer of crusty snow, below mostly mush. If this warm weather keeps up ice-out will come much sooner than the Caretaker would like, at this rate there will be pleasure swimming in April and the Caretaker will switch from hot tea to iced.