Strawberry Creek Hike – 4/23/2017

Corvin had a soccer game in Arnold in the morning and Danelle was out of town. So I decided to take the kids for a hike at nearby Strawberry Creek Nature Area before his game. The three of us set out and walked about 1/3 of the path in the park. I wanted to hike more, but we were pressed for time.

Its a place I want to return and hike again when I have more time!

Hogan Haake

Earth Day – 4/22/2017

Danelle had a booth at Earth Day this year. It was an advocacy booth to educate people on chloride.

Danelle spent time showing people bugs from a local creek and explaining how a small amount of road salt could compromise their lives. Then she offered a holiday ornament, a piece of paper, to remind people about their salt usage when they are most likely to use them.

Lucky for us, Danelle had some help with her booth and we had some time to walk around together. I found a sign perfect for Corvin…

The kids also got a kick out of painting a St. Louis Metro bus. They had a bus there with a paint by numbers scheme.

Danelle was also near our friend, Mike Clark, who was introducing people to his boat and business getting people out on the river.

Hogan

Cardinals Game with Laura – 4/18/2017

We were going to the Cardinals game to see Sonora sing the national anthem with the Avery Spotlight Singers. Laura is now living downtown so we invited her to join us. We started by parking in her garage and checking out her new place.

Eventually, we went over to the stadium to see Sonora sing.

The kids sang great and I ignored the whole ball game to talk with friends, so it turned out to be a great outing!

Hogan Haake

Solar Panel Prep – 3/19/2017

Solar power has become our thing. We have it on our house, and now we’re getting ready to add it to Waterfall. I used the expertise of my coworker, Eric Ent, who just put a similar system in at his parent’s house. We have a 400 watt Renogy system.

Initially I wanted to put the on the roof, but I realized quickly that I could never get it clean enough and I was afraid it would not hold my weight no matter what advice I was given about it. So we decided to build a rack attached to the ground. Back to holes and concrete

A few screws sticking out on the end that goes in the hole. This should help it hold in the concrete!

It may not look like much, but this frame will hold 4 solar panels.

It wouldn’t be work if we didn’t mix in a little fun. Here are some silly shots of Corvin demonstrating how deep the holes are.

We ran out of time and material to finish putting up the solar panels, but here is where they will go.

Hogan Haake