Kansas City – 8/30/2014

We came into KC for the weekend to see Holly. This was the last weekend she was going to come into town before she had her baby girl.


Of course we got to see my parents who seemed quite happy!


But it wasn’t meant to be, mom wasn’t actually happy. She has been having issues with the dishwasher for some time now. I convinced them to go shopping with me to pick out a new one. I told mom that I would even install it for her that night. Needless to say, mom was much happier!


I only had minor cursing while I figured out how to install it and it still hasn’t leaked! Then on the way home, we had a random bathroom/meal stop. I found the painting below on the wall in a McDonalds. Makes me want to do that to a wall in my house!


Hogan Haake

New Dishwasher – 4/1/2013

Before anybody gets excited, this post has nothing to do with my wife. But after she reads this, I may well be in trouble!

Our old dishwasher leaked on the floor of our kitchen for the last time. Of course the last time is always the worst! It had been gradually leaking out a little bit at a time nearly every wash for the last year. But today, it leaked what seemed like a gallon of water out on the floor. I did some research over lunch at work and came up with a list of three dishwashers that I wanted to replace the current one with. We headed off to our local hardware store after work to have a look.

After much looking around and some help from the sales guy, one of the three that I wanted was sitting in the open box section for a price that I couldn’t resist. Problem was that we had to pick it up that day. Add in an additional $160 for installation and removal of our old dishwasher, and I magically decided that Danelle and I had the skills to install our own dishwasher.

Old one out

Preparing the new one.

Nearly done.

Overall it was a big success putting in our own dishwasher! It took about two hours for us to get it all done, but I believe it was money well saved. We put the old dishwasher out on the curb and somebody came out and picked it up. Everybody wins!


Hogan Haake