Winter Is Cold – 1/8/2018

Seems like a stupid title for a post, but this winter was colder than many in recent memory. Maybe not by average temperature, but there was about a week long cold spell that hand hundreds of burst pipes around the city. I found this one near my office spilling a huge quantity of water!

What was most amazing to me is how the concrete of the sidewalk got pushed up from the pressure of the water.

Hogan Haake

St. Louis 6th Grade All Suburban Orchestra

Sonora was recommended by her music teacher to participate in the St. Louis All Suburban Orchestra. This involved her learning new music on her own and going to several practices after hours with the rest of the group. We were lucky that my parents were able to come in from Kansas City for the weekend to see the concert!

It didn’t take dad long to fall asleep 🙂

And the concert!

Later that evening, we all visited Henry and Carol’s house to play games.

And before they left, mom had some fun with Coat Rack.

A great weekend of music and family!

Hogan Haake

New Kitchen Cabinet – 12/29/2017

Danelle and I wanted a bit more storage space in our kitchen. We had a space where we put stuff on the floor, but that was just a bit messy. We decided a small cabinet on the end would do the trick.

We went out to a local kitchen and cabinet store. We took a drawer from the kitchen with us to match the color, pattern, and cut of the wood. What we got was a bunch of lets look over here and check. We got a quote for a cabinet that wasn’t a great match and it seemed to be loaded with commission…

On a whim, we tried out Lowes hardware store with the same single drawer. They had a near perfect match that we purchased same day.

Fast forward to today and we got the cabinet in and we’re installing it. It came with a large amount of very large screws, but we were attaching it to another cabinet and I didn’t trust that we wouldn’t mess something up. We ended up putting the whole cabinet up with liquid nails glue. It helps that it was wedged in floor to ceiling by the soffit. The glue held it in place and we’re quite happy with the final look!

If you can’t tell, the new cabinet is the shallow one of the left.

Hogan Haake