Sonora has been having bad luck with cell phones recently. The newest one she has was dropped and the screen cracked quite badly.
Her phone was a low end phone and paying a company to replace the screen was almost the cost of purchasing a new phone. Lucky for us, we heard about one of her friend’s dad performing this task himself at home. With the help of a Youtube video and parts online, a new screen and tools came in the mail.
I take no credit (nor do I have painted nails) for any of the repairs. Here are a few shots of the process. Its been a few months since the repair and you would never know an amateur replaced the screen.
Thanks to my amazing wife Danelle who did all the work and made it look easy!
Another crazy month of random activities has come and gone. We used to dye our hair as a family, but I’m getting old and less fun. However, Sonora dyed her hair what is supposed to be red and blue but looks more purple and pink.
Corvin and Sonora both got some quality time with both cats at once.
As always, Danelle is looking smokin’ hot!
My sister Hannah was in town for the weekend. We took her to the annual Stream Team picnic held on the last Saturday in July. Danelle is involved, so we had work to do, but Hannah didn’t mind. During the drive down, I wanted to impress my baby sister by showing her how cool I am! I sure hope it worked.
Sonora tried to impress her aunt with a more subtle style.
Once at the picnic, I went off to cook a few hundred hamburgers and hot dogs on a massive grill. Hannah made herself at home.
A look at some of the festivities.
Eventually, after lunch, I switched roles and turned into the shuttle driver for the tube float. I put a few tubes on top of the van to maximize the passengers I could take. I’m proud to say I didn’t loose a single tube after all of the trips!
Later that night when we were back at home, Hannah, Danelle, and I walked up to the VFW hall near my house to get a few beers. Talk about a great finish to an already great day!
My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Danelle and Brian organized a party at Cyrano’s to celebrate. Many years before, Henry and Carol had one of their first dates at Cyrano’s, making the venue especially appropriate.
We were very excited to have a great turnout. All of Henry and Carol’s siblings, children, and grandchildren were there, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
It’s not a party without a little fun influencing the next generation of trouble-makers!
I didn’t catch the joke, but there was a lot of laughing!
With the grandkids….
Brian and Danelle each said a few words talking about their parents.
It seems that the Haake family has not quite cornered the market on goofiness. Carol with her brother and sister made sure the columns at Cyrano’s would be able to stand up against some massive pressure.
The last day of our vacation. We woke up early in KC and spent some time before heading home to St. Louis. But not before having fun at the house.
Of interest to me, we passed 222,222 miles on the odometer during this trip.
And when we pulled into the driveway, we ended with 4,758.6 miles driven. It was good to be home.