St. Louis Mardi Gras – 2/10/2018

The annual tradition continued this year. The group was a bit smaller, but Jake came out for the first time. We met Laura downtown as well. As normal, there was too much drinking by all, but we won’t talk a bout that. Ohh, and its the first year we made it out early enough for the parade. How about some photos…

And how about some drama… We met the girl below when she fell over next to us and seemed to need some help.

The heel of her boot was coming off, she lost her friends, and was very drunk. We had an awkward moment when we helped her zip up her coat. We were actually doing our best to be gentleman and did not want to take any advantage of her. Eventually we walked her all the way back to the Hilton hotel where she finally met up with her friends. That whole ordeal took nearly 2 hours, but was worth it to do the right thing. But it sure was nice to get home!

Hogan Haake

January – 2018

What a super cold month! So cold in fact, there were pipes bursting all over town. One popped in my office building giving us some unexpected time off…

I tried to turn my driveway into an ice rink.

On a few of the warmer days, I got in some unicycle riding.

My parents came in town for Corvin’s Jazz concert. It was a¬† pretty decent concert.

Hogan Haake

 

Henry and Carol’s New Car – 2/3/2018

After a few months without a car, I took Henry and Carol to the dealership to get a new car. If you forgot, their car was totaled at an intersection when coming to feed our cats. They learned about several valuable services like grocery delivery while they went without a car.

Its an interesting position to be in helping somebody else buy a car. I didn’t want to step in too often and be annoying, but I wanted to help them get what they wanted from the dealer. It seems to have all worked out quite well!

Hogan Haake

Texas Water Safari – 6/9/2018

Its that time of year again where I go out and do something extra crazy. This year, I’m participating in the 2018 Texas Water Safari. Its a 261 mile canoe race.

I’m paddling in the Novice division with Terica.

Terica and I working on the spray skirt.

If you’re bored or curious, you can follow our progress live from 2 places.

1. Spot Tracker where you can track just our boat.
2. Once the race starts. Texas Water Safari site will have live tracking of all competitors. We’re boat 6006

Update 6/6/2018 12:15 PM

Note, things just got real. Thanks to the Internet, I have the 2018 Log Jam map. Looks like the race might be a bit longer. And I thought we would be done with portages by this point!

Hogan Haake