Sofa Repair – 11/10/2018

I don’t remember how many years we’ve had our sectional sofa, but it has to be getting close to 10 years. Its taken a lot of abuse from the kids. Lots of climbing over and sitting down hard. Eventually some wood broke and it wasn’t providing the support it was supposed to. Furniture is too expensive to replace unless you have to, so we had to do something. Ok, Danelle did something and I just supervised.

Danelle found the broken board on the back of the sofa. She determined that the only way to get to the broken board was from the cushion area. So the sofa got rolled over and we found a 2×4 that could be screwed in to bridge the gap of the broken board.

It was  decided after much trial that one of our clamps could be used to hold the broken piece and the 2×4 up in position while the screws were added.

I can report that its been a bit since the repair and it is holding up nicely!

Hogan Haake


Creepy Treats – 10/30/2018

Halloween is one day away and we were making chocolate covered treats for a party.

Danelle with some of the normal treats.

I decided to have some fun and make some special creepy treats. I started by breaking up some pretzels to get some different shapes, then I made my creepy treats.

Hogan Haake


Full Moon Float – 10/23/2018

We love paddling and have tons of equipment, but sometimes you just want to relax. Tonight, Danelle and I had a date night with Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures. They offer monthly floats that happen during the full moon. The full moon float includes paddling in a large voyager canoe (about 14 people) and dinner out on the Mississippi river. Add in the full moon, and its an amazing experience!

Danelle and I standing by the river waiting for the start.

One of the voyager canoes that went on the trip.

Another voyager and support boat arrive.

From what I understand, this was a different paddle than the normal full moon float. The Mississippi river is up a bunch, so we had to put in at this ramp on the Missouri river. we paddled out into the confluence of the Mississippi before stopping for dinner on a sand bar.

Dinner here was amazing. The sand bar was big enough for us to all have plenty of space.

The fire was great for cooking dinner and necessary to stay warm. Maybe I’ll dress myself warmer next time!

It was a great night, but unfortunately a weeknight, so we had to call it earlier than any of us wanted as most of us worked the next day. Still an amazing way to get out and see something different!

Hogan Haake