Hunting Season 2018

Well, it began this morning and before I did chores I ran upstairs to get out the blaze orange.  No, I don’t hunt; I wear blaze orange to avoid being shot.  There are conscientious hunters and there are drunken idiots out there.  And this year I am not up to posting or policing.  I started with Oscar.  It is tough on a dog when 355 days in a year he is encouraged to roam and …

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Changes – Back Up Heat

Years (decades?) ago, Ken put wires in the concrete basement floor for in floor heat.  It was wonderful, but like all the wire in floor heat we have heard about, it died mysteriously.  And no one wants to hammer up the concrete.  So last winter after Ken’s death I was completely dependent on wood heat – no back up. But I started planning and asking around.  I decided off peak electrical heat storage was my …

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Ken Keppers Obituary

Ken Keppers Obituary   Ken Keppers died December 19, 2017.  After scans in July indicated cancer, he sought alternative health care.  He died as he wished – at home.   Born November 15, 1952 in St. Paul to parents Ralph and Patricia (Billy) Keppers, Ken grew up in White Bear Lake and Shoreview, Minnesota, and attended St. John’s and St. Odilia’s Elementary schools and Totino – Grace High School.  He graduated from Bemidji State University …

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