Don Robinson With Danelle – 11/18/2018

I’ve heard from outdoor friends about Don Robinson State park. It has an interesting history from an interesting guy. Don bought land trying to create a place the size of Central Park in New York City. Don Robinson is 800 acres while Central Park is slightly bigger. The hiking trails are supposed to be good and I wanted to go somewhere to hang out with Danelle.

We took the blue trail (LaBarque Hills Trail) since it is shorter. Due to the mud, it was quite difficult to get through some places, but we didn’t mind the challenge.

The hike was great and the views perfect. Its pretty amazing how different this landscape is, being less than an hour from St. Louis! It was even better getting to spend a quite morning with the woman that I love.

Hogan Haake

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