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Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 5/9/2010

TCC for 5/9/10

"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 2/25/07:

Outside temp: 10 F or something, it's late and I don't feel like checking.
Ghetto temp: 60 F
Wind: East at 5 - 10 mph
Sky: cloudy
Precipitation: none

Today was a great day for being outside. The whole gang came out to the Island late morning, unfortunately some had to leave rather soon after they arrived because the hotel had a ridiculous check-out time and would not allow for a late check-out, but everyone had a good time none the less while they were here. While out on the ice the Caretaker noticed that the sky was such that when you looked at the sun through the light layer of clouds there was a 360 degree rainbow circling the sun, much like a sun dog, the Caretaker is sure there is a name for this solar phenomenon but could not find it in his weather book, anyway, the Caretaker tried to photograph it but nothing really came out all too well. After everyone left, the Caretaker went into town to pick up a few supplies, after leaving the grocery store he ran into B. and B. who were having lunch in town before they returned home. The Caretaker had a cup of coffee with them, they discussed a variety of subjects and the Caretaker shared with them a number of his thoughts, one of which was the desire to have the free time of a crack addict--but not do crack, instead use the free time for more productive things. The Caretaker still doesn't understand how people can have the time to smoke crack, from his observations it seems to him that the Crack addict does only three things, smoke crack, come down from crack, and seek out more crack and that's it. It's a full time job but doesn't pay anything. It also seems that there are very few recovering crack addicts, most of them just die from it. So, here's the Caretaker's unsolicited advice: if you are looking for a new hobby and were thinking maybe you would give crack a try--DON'T. Unless of course you want to give up all your other hobbies and responsibilities, then go right ahead take up crack smoking, it will certainly give you something to talk about at your next knitting club meeting, that is if you haven't dropped out due to your new crack habit.
Anyway, B. and B. finished up their lunch and we went our separate ways. On the way back to the Lake the Caretaker decided he would like another cup of coffee for the ski home, however, when he went to the deli en route he saw that during the winter it was closed on Sundays, so, instead he went back to the Lakeside, he had just picked up some cans of chili peppers so he figured why not also get a cheese burger too.
After his meal and a few drinks the Caretaker hit the ice with his cup of coffee. It was a nice leisurely ski back with coffee in hand. At the Island the Caretaker dropped off his groceries and then went back out on to the ice. Into the wind He skied up the Lake taking in the late afternoon sky, and would occasionally stop to look at the sunset. He got near to log bay when he decided it was a good time to turn around, so with the wind at his back he headed home to the Island.
In other news the Caretaker was messing around with his camera today and figured something out that will make his life much easier with regards to the photography for the IR, one of these days the Caretaker will make the time to sit down and read through the camera manual properly. Oh to have the free time of a crack addict.

--The Caretaker

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