Archive for March, 2014


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The front door has some nice panels on it but hard to see until it is stained.


All of the windows and doors on the back will let in lots of light.





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Despite the long winters of Maine, construction continues. The latest pics show the completed shell, roof, windows and doors being put in. Next week the siding goes on and then it will be completely weather tight and ready to move on with the interior!


All of the building material that is used, lumber, shingles, doors, windows and siding, is being purchased from Hancock Lumber. I can highly recommend the contracting firm I am using, Trades Center Inc. in Biddeford Maine, and Hancock Lumber in Kennebunk Maine. A great team to do business with.


It is killing me being in South Carolina and not able to be on site watching the progress. Of course the work crews are probably glad I am not there. 🙂


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Okay, so you are probably getting very bored looking at pics of a half built house by now. Well I’m not! Even though the Maine winter is clinging tighter than varnish on a canoe paddle, progress continues. Here are a few more pics to prove it.


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Just a quick update for everyone about our new home. It is gaining quickly now. I’m not going to waste a lot of time with words, but I did want to share some pics. We move to Maine in 8 weeks and it seems like we have 12 weeks worth of things to do before we go! lol Enjoy the pics!












The above pics are walls going up for the garage. The rest of the pics are when they poured the foundation for everything. Don’t forget to check out my web site Rick Huntress if you want to read up more about who I am in my book Better to Be Broken.






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Feb 23, 2014

Greetings and thanks for your interest in the United States Adaptive Bobsled & Skeleton  Association.

We are the only Organization of its kind in the United States who’s mission is to support athletes like Matt Bailey and others who have suffered traumatic life changing illness, Paraplegia or amputation in the new and emerging world class sports of Para Bobsled and Skeleton.

Our Association is completely self funded and currently receives no funding from the USOC or other US Sport Institutions and therefore humbly invites you and your organization to participate as a sponsor for our disabled athletes.

Currently, the International governing body of the Sport of Bobsled and Skeleton (IBSF/FIBT) has embarked upon a mission to see these sports become an official medal “Paralympic Sport” but we need your help.  Athletes like Matt Bailey and others are pioneers of the sport and are looking to represent the USA in current world cup competition here at home but also in other countries like Latvia, Canada, Austria, Switzerland and more. That is where the competition and training takes place in our sport.

Please consider a tax deductible donation to our association at www.USABSA.org to assist those who suffer from Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, Amputations and more to enable them to participate, pioneer, train and compete, representing the USA in the exciting sports of Bobsled & Skeleton.

For more information, please contact our Director and Founder, Dave Nicholls at bobsledgold@gmail.com or call 310-383-6855.

Thank you for your support !!!





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