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Friday, April 30, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 4/30/2010

TCC for 4/30/10:

Nothing remarkable today.
Sunrise photos from today:

Before there was the blog the Caretaker sent out posts via e-mail, the following is from the Caretaker's second winter on the Island:

Island Ice Report for 2/19/07:

Outside temp:
Ghetto temp: 62 F
Precipitation: None

The Caretaker spent the early morning painting. For the rest of the morning and into the early afternoon he began to cleanup and organize his desk and some other parts of the Ghetto. He had planned to go for a recreational x-c ski late in the afternoon when it occurred to him that he had yet to shovel out his car from the Valentine's Day Snow Storm. His plan for tomorrow is to get a very early start in the morning to pick up fuel and do a few other errands, luckily for him he remembered that he still hadn't shoveled out his car and if he didn't do it today he would have a delayed start tomorrow. So instead of a recreational ski the Caretaker had a recreational shovel. It wasn't all that bad, the snow is very light so the shoveling of 3 feet of snow from atop and all around his car was pretty easy going. After he got his car shoveled out he started up his car to make sure it was working. It started right up, not wanting to shut his car right down he thought he should go somewhere in it to let it warm up, he could have just let it idle for 5 minutes or so but what fun is that? Not really having a destination he decided to head on down the road to G.G.'s to see if he made it through the storm okay. The Caretaker hadn't expected to hear from G.G. regarding the storm and the Caretaker had assumed that G.G. made it through just fine, but you never can know with G.G.. It turned out that G.G. was quite alright, or at least as alright as G.G. can be. G.G. answered the door with a telephone headset on wearing an unremarkable, black long johns or tights, and what looked to be green felt lederhosen shorts (those German sort of things) with white suspenders that were hanging down from the waste band of the lederhosen. He had a friend over helping him with his computer. In some ways I wasn't surprised by his outfit, why wouldn't he wear such a get-up? Perhaps this is his President's Day outfit. On the other hand, when I first saw him, the first thing that came into my mind was: what on Earth are you wearing, and why? I didn't bother to ask these questions out loud because the answer would have probably been weirder than his clothing. G.G. became busy with his computer and the phone support person so I spoke to his friend for a while and then I left. For the most part that pretty much sums up the day for the Caretaker.

In other news, it turns out the Caretaker's oldest brother has software that will be able to edit the film mentioned in a previous IR. If all goes well, the Caretaker will have the film ready for distribution sometime Wednesday. So be sure to get your popcorn ready, but don't get too much popcorn ready, the film is only about a minute and a half long or so, and if all goes well, you might spill the popcorn from laughing. Many of you will not exactly understand what the film is referring to and all the background story involved with it, but I think you will still find it funny all the same, well, at least mildly amusing.

Special thanks to C. out in Wyoming for the translations:
A little help with the Latin: "All Gaul was divided into three parts." Not sure to what this alludes, but there it is. The second thing is the second declension masculine noun endings. Doesn't mean anything at all, just the endings that tell one the parts of speech.

And S. and L. did make it back to the mainland from the Island yesterday and none too worse for wear. In fact, they might even come up again next weekend. See, I'm not the only crazy one here, well, alright so I am the only crazy one here.

--The Caretaker

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glad you are well ct.