TCC for 8/11/10
Photos from dawn this morning:
Yesterday afternoon there was a bit of a rain squall here on the lake, about half way through it there was a bolt of lightening that struck quite close to the Island, very close to the Ghetto. The Caretaker wasn't in the Ghetto at the time of the lightening strike, he was on the other side of the Island in the main house reading the latest edition of "Old News". After the lightening strike the Caretaker decided it might be a good idea to go unplug his computer and modem incase there is another lightening strike close to the Island, when he walked into the Ghetto it reeked of ozone or whatever it is that gets "fried" in the immediate area of a lightening strike. Anyway, nothing happened to the Caretaker's computer, however, the lightening strike seems to have cooked the phone line to the Island, thus that is why there have been no updates these past few days. Since no one had cause to use the phone nor was anyone expecting any phone calls nobody knew the phone line was out until the Caretaker went to get on-line this morning to post to his blog. After confirming that there was no dial tone at any of the extensions and that none of the phones were left off the hook the Caretaker then checked the interface where there was also no dial, after all the checking the Caretaker called the phone company, they said a repairman would be out the next day. The Caretaker wasn't holding his breath.
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 4/11/07:
The Caretaker was expecting to write a report for today, but unfortunately a new hitch has just come up. Earlier it was taxes, then his computer stopped working, turned out on Easter his mouse stopped working, and thus his computer was rendered useless. Now he's having a problem with iPhoto. Sorry I still have no report for you, but this is a problem that the Caretaker needs to address. Hopefully this is a problem that can be resolved ASAP.
Introducing Blake : The feral cat
3 years ago