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Frohe Weihnacht und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I guess it's been quite awhile since I've been here to the electronic front porch. I haven't done much about builing a kayak yet, but it never leaves the back of my mind. I now have a 5,000 sq. ft. barn, so shop space is not an excuse! I still have to set up a wood burning stove out there (It's still below freezing and it gets into the teens on occasion). I have plenty of hardwood of all sorts of species growing all over our property. I live close to the Tennesee river, which means I can kayak for hundreds (thousands?) of miles in many directions. I was given a tupperware kayak, and managed to buy a used paddle for $10, but spent too much time unpacking boxes, Hashing (http://www.hash.org), mowing pastures and shooting possum to even get the boat wet 8( I still have the drawings I did way back when (in a box somewhere). Moving 2000 miles can sure be stressful, but we're finally settling in. Lately I've been racing a small car in what we call "Auto-Cross". It's sort of like road racing in an empty parking lot on a course defined by highway cones. Cars race one at a time against the clock, so it is very safe. Speeds are kept low by selecting a very tight (Curvy) course. It's a lot of fun. There is even a BBS for auto racers, and I ran into someone from Nick's bbs there (Nolan Penny). It turns out that he is also on the Antique Tractor Collector's BBS which I frequent too! (Yesterday's Tractors Today). I sure do miss y'all. I don't get as much Multi-Tasking time on my new job, so I just can't keep up with the happenings here on the BBS. I stop by and read occasionally, but I just can't take the time to participate anymore. Maybe now that the cold of winter is setting in I will be able to do some BBS'ing from home like a normal person. I'll attach a photo so y'all ken see how ahr new life is changing from the cityfolk chaos to a simpler, purer way of life (even though I still work on Space Station) To all of you who finished boats in the last year, congratulations! To all who started boats, Congratulations and perseverance. Take care, keep building, innovating, paddling, and discussing. Remember to keep it fun and light hearted. And remember, wood, glue, water, scenery, and even fiberglass are all Y2K compliant. Best wishes, -Mark Kanzler
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