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Sunday, February 8, 2009

TCC for 2/8/09

TCC for 2/8/09

Posting of the Caretaker’s Journal entries from 2003 began on the 2nd of February 2009, if you’ve missed the earlier posts click on “TCC for Feb 02” on the left in the “Blog Archive” and begin reading from there.

Unfortunately the Caretaker is currently having some trouble uploading photos, not that he took any today, and there really isn't much to report, so instead the Caretaker has decided to dig out his journal from when he first started working again at the Island. His first stint was during the mid-nineties, then he returned for the Summer of 2003, the text that follows has been edited only for spelling, it is basically a verbatim transcription from his journal (thus unedited except for coherency), this seventh entry is from his seventh day back at the Island. It is as follows:

May 31st, 2003, Saturday

Not too exciting of a day. I spent most of it working on the Ghetto, I’m about 90% finished with moving in. I expect to move in and be settled completely today. The first half of the day was nice and sunny, at around 2:00 pm it started to become nice and cloudy, by 5:00 pm it started to become nice and rainy—mostly a constant drizzle, by 9:00 pm it became nice and windy from out of the North—finally! The Lake has been mostly glass the entire time I’ve been here, which was nice, but it’s good to change things up for a while. If the wind carries over into tomorrow I plan to take T’s paper cup of a canoe out and see how it handles the wind and waves. I hope it does well or I’ll be taking a cold bath—the Lake is at about 53 degrees Fahrenheit, that’s according to the radio.

I spent part of the night burning pine needles. The pile here is an accumulation of at least two years worth in addition to this past year, I still have a lot of burning to do. Eventually the North wind picked up again which then started to blow smoke through the house so I put a stop to the burning. Since I aired out the mattresses from the Ghetto this morning I decided to start sleeping in the Ghetto from this night forth. I docked the mighty Angler at the South dock for the first time this year, that was a good thing given the high wind out of the North, otherwise I would have had to bother with moving it from the North dock to the South dock. Perhaps this should be chalked up to caretaker’s intuition?

If my memory serves me correctly… Which now that I’ve thought about it… I see that my memory does not serve me correctly—or does it? What I’m trying to figure out is when was my first year as Caretaker, was it ten years ago or nine years ago…? It was nine years ago. My first year was the middle of Summer 1994.

End Journal Entry for 5/31/2003

Coming tomorrow the Caretaker’s journal entry for 6/1/2003.

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