If only for the fantasy factor

After a long day of working (17 hours and counting) a little bit of imagination brings peace of mind. I owe my friend Sona (whom we fondly call the mayor of clarendon) a debt of gratitude for buying me a gift subscription to The Caretaker Gazette. The Caretaker Gazette publishes opportunities like this one that appeared in my email box tonight:

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER/COUPLE required urgently for a private island in the Bahamas. Duties to include operation and maintenance of alternative living systems including wind power, solar power, generator, desalination plant and water well. Must also be able to pilot power craft and ensure upkeep of craft. There are buildings on the island which also require upkeep and maintenance occasionally. Other tasks as required in order to maintain the eco system and equilibrium of the island. A single bedroomed one storey dwelling is provided with a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom and living room. A cell phone and VHF radio are available…

That’s right: private island in the bahamas. The rat race suddenly seems cold, pale, and cramped. The Island Life is warm, tan, quiet. But I’m a little concerned about what’s required to “maintain the eco system and equlibrium of the island”. And I’d have to brush up on my knowledge of desalination plants…


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