TCC for 5/10/10
"New" 2007 post follows below.
The Caretaker is officially on hiatus from his blog until at least the end of this week but most likely through the end of next week. However, he will still have the e-mails from 2007 posted every night at 9 p.m. EST, they will be going out via the automated system. If the Caretaker happens to take some photos and has the time to post them he will do so. For those readers who have relied on the Caretaker's notifications of new posts via Facebook, while he is on hiatus from his blog he will not be sending out notifications via Facebook for the automated posts from 2007. If you'd like, you can sign up for e-mail notifications by entering your e-mail address at left, it is titled: "To receive E-mail notification of new posts:" It is just below the Caretaker's brief profile.
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 2/26/07:
Outside temp: 15 F
Ghetto temp: 65 F
Wind: East, 5 to 10 mph
Sky: cloud covered
Precipitation: light snow
Today was less than exciting, it was fuel day. The early morning was spent doing some paperwork, then the Caretaker packed up his empty propane tanks and empty kerosene containers and headed off to the mainland. The Caretaker went around on the mainland doing what he had to do then returned to the Lake. Knowing that he had a lot to bring across the ice, the Caretaker drove to G.G.'s because his property is closer to the Island and the ice conditions between his place and the Island are better than they are between the Island and Three Brother Islands. The Caretaker knew he had to make two trips in order to get everything out to the Island so making those trips as easy as possible was his goal. The first run was with half of his groceries and the four 20 pound propane tanks he had filled, odd thing about "20 pound" propane tanks is that when filled they weigh 35 pounds. After dropping off the first load the Caretaker returned to get the rest. As he came up on to the mainland the Caretaker thought he had cleared a bench but quickly found out that he didn't. As he took a few steps on his skis, starting to really lean into his skis, the empty sled he was towing got caught on the bench and the line yanked him up off his feet and on to his tail, much like the crazy dog that forgets it is chained up and runs to the fence when someone walks by. From his new perspective the Caretaker laughed and then worked to get himself up off the ground. After the Caretaker got the rest of his provisions loaded on to the sled and into the pack basket he dropped his car off at the landing for Three Brother Islands and then walked back to G.G.'s. G.G. was out and so the Caretaker headed out on to the ice with 11 gallons of kerosene and the rest of his groceries. Not a very exciting day.
Some people have asked for a photo of the Caretaker during one his "adventures", fuel day is not exactly an "adventure" but it will have to do until tomorrow.
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