Author Archives: Ken

For Sale : 2012 Tracker Marine PRO 165

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2012 Tracker Marine PRO 165 with a Mercury 20HP motor. My wife is handicapped and loves to fish. I bought this boat for her and we spent the vast majority of our time fishing above Dam 4 on the Potomac. Her hands got too bad to fish and I rarely take it out. It never saw the river in 2017…. Read more »

Panorama Series

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I’ll be adding panorama pics showing the construction progress.

Wheel Locks

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You don’t want to discover your new truck has wheel locks after getting a flat in a remote place.  Fortunately I discovered that when I went to have my tires rotated.  You can imagine my surprise when I was asked where the key was for the locks. After digging around in the truck, glove boxes, etc, and then some research… Read more »

Progress! Trees are down and driveway going in

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Progress update! The trees are now all down and the driveway entrance installed. I have a lot of weekends ahead of me cutting up the trees for firewood!

New House!

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Kathleen and I are building our retirement house.  She gets a 2,000 square foot handicapped accessible house and I get a 1,680 square foot woodshop/garage.  Seems fair to me! The lot is all wooded and 4.7 acres.  The back will also become a small riding area.

HackNutzR.US

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Until this winter, I raced sidecars.  I had a site, now redirected here, called HackNutzR.US.  I started out racing a motocross sidecar and we raced Pike’s Peak in 2011.  After Pike’s Peak was paved completely, we switched to a roadracing sidecar with the plan of returning to Pike’s Peak.  Life, as usual, went in a different direction and the time… Read more »

Spring! I love it

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This picture says it all.  Next year this picture will show our new place on 5-acres of woods and I’ll be toasting to solitude!

2016 is almost over

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2016 is almost over and we didn’t make one post!  We’ve been busy designing the retirement home and getting ready to move.  Next year when construction starts we’ll have progress pics. Till then!

American Chestnut Trees

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On the Friday after Thanksgiving (11/17/2015) we planted five American Chestnut trees.  These trees are blight resistant and are actually Dunstan Chestnuts  (Castanea dentata X mollissima). 

Maple Bench

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This is the final bench.  The whole gallery of pics is here.   This is a maple bench I’m making for my brother Kris and his fiance Dona. The finish will be a ploy/oil blend similar to Maloof’s finish.