I just got off the phone with Nancy who thought I was on the island and that something had happened to dad.
I apologise for the confusion!
I am in Toronto, dad is on the island and we are both safe, sound and warm! (in fact you can see dad healthy and hail on YouTube here – at the 8:40 mark)
So what is this 5YAT business?
5YAT stands for 5 Years Ago Today.
I have been posting daybook entries from 5 Years Ago Today when I spent December 2004 to mid-January 2005 on the island alone. Each post has “5YAT” in the title and starts with a single line detailing the date and weather.
I have had a lot of people say they’d like to know more about my time on the island and what it was like to be out there alone. So I thought the 5th anniversary would be a good time to share.
The posts start here [Dec 07 and Dec 08, 2004] and continue daily:
- 5YAT: Ice, Mexico & Foreplay [Dec 09, 04]
- 5YAT – Falling. [Dec 10, 04]
- 5YAT – Doughnut French Toast [Dec 11, 04]
- 5YAT: Bubbling Ice, Stuck, Happy, Yappy, Nappy [Dec 12, 04]
- 5YAT: Raining but Excellent Beans. [Dec 13, 04]
- 5YAT: Bad CBC, Bad Sasparilla, Good Lexa [Dec 14, 04]
- 5YAT: No Honey For Xmas [Dec 15, 04]
- 5YAT: Just Deal With It [Dec 16, 04]
- 5YAT: Obsession With Ice [Dec 17, 04]
- 5YAT: First Attempt at Crossing! [part 1] & 5YAT: Crossed! [part 2] [Dec 18, 04]
- 5YAT: I’ve Seen Snow & I’ve Seen Rain [Dec 19, 04]
- 5YAT: 24 Hours Ashore [Dec 20, 04]
- 5YAT: Happy Solstice! [Dec 21, 04]
- 5YAT: Ice, Ice, Tree [Dec 22, 04]
- 5YAT: Good Question [Dec 23, 04]
- 5YAT: Jingled In A Glass [Dec 24, 04]
- 5YAT: Golden Glowing Xmas Day [Dec 25, 04]
- 5YAT: I Blame CBC For My Meltdown [Dec 26, 04]
- 5YAT: They Called It White Juan [Dec 27, 04]
- 5YAT: Wine Chocolate For Dinner [Dec 28, 04]
- 5YAT: The Island Sickness [Dec 29, 04]
- 5YAT: Control Freak! [Dec 30, 04]
- 5YAT: New Years Eve Food Day [Dec 31, 04]
- 5YAT: A New Year [Jan 1, 05]
- 5YAT: Walk On Frozen Water [Jan 2, 05]
- 5YAT: 40 – The Garnet B’day [Jan 3, 05]
- with more to come.
Again, I’m very sorry for worrying any of you!