Helping Henry Move – 3/2/2019

Henry postponed moving into his new house twice for weather and this was the last straw. He was moving on Sunday cause he had the day off and some friends lined up. I was invited, but across the state. On a whim, I decided the weather stunk in St. Louis and decided to help Henry instead of going to Mardi Gras.I called Hiatt and got him to agree to help. Henry couldn’t move till Sunday, but I convinced him to let us move him on Saturday while he worked. Sonora and I drove to KC (Corvin had something and Danelle was with him) Friday night.

First thing Saturday, Dad and I picked up a 26′ moving truck and went to the storage area to start unloading it. Hiatt was there. Tom and Matt showed up shortly later.

Hiatt and dad in the elevator at the storage place.

Sonora and me hanging out.

Henry made a juke box in high school and its finally leaving my parents house!

Dad the consummate manager 🙂

A look at the end of Henry’s driveway.

This weekend, Jane and Joan were in town. So we got a few parts of the family together.

Tom, mom, Jane, Joan all together.

The pictures distracted me. We did two full loads on Saturday without Henry. We left a full truck at Henry’s house to unload first thing Sunday. By Sunday, we were all starting to drag. Probably staying out late at Henry’s house Saturday didn’t help.

Jane and Joan celebrating their birthdays at Henry’s house with a “Lake Cake” family recipe.

Henry’s friends showed up Sunday as we finished unloading the final load. Dad and I took off to return the truck so I could start driving back to St. Louis. We all pulled together to do something awesome for a family member! I was glad to help, and glad to be home!

Hogan Haake

Kansas City with Holly – 9/15/2018

We came into KC for the weekend because Holly and family were going to be in town. Somehow it ended up being a mini reunion with family. Its always good to see everybody. First off is a video of Holly (and Jim)’s kids, David and Lindsay.

I got them to say “Kelly Clarkson” and “Welcome to your doom” multiple times in case you could not understand them.

Ok and now for family photos. I’ll name people from left to right.

Joan, Tom

Lauren, Jane

Mike, Hannah, Kathy

Hiatt and Kris

Lauren, Kathy, Sonora, Danelle, Holly, Becky, Mike

As the night wore on, Henry needed a ride home, so Dad and I went out to pick him up from work. We found this car in his working parking lot. An interesting and harmless prank.

Then we swung by my cousin Matt’s house to pick him up and add to the late night party. A great night!

Hogan Haake

 

Painting Hiatt’s House – 9/2/2017

Like any good fool, I often volunteer myself for work that I don’t have to do. In this case, my brother Hiatt was talking about his house needing to be painted. I suggested that he schedule it for Labor Day weekend so we had an extra day. He of course obliged and I was not going to paint for my holiday weekend. Anything for family and friends! Danelle and Corvin couldn’t make it due to Corvin’s soccer schedule (and we could have used her help!).

Of course if you’re getting help from me, I’m going to do things my way within reason. Here are some photos of the events.

We had a fun and hard weekend and got most of the house painted.

Hogan Haake

August – 2017

Another good unicycling month even including the family.

I also caught the awards ceremony for the MR340, cheering on my friends!

It wouldn’t be a little adventure with some adversity. On my ride home, the throttle cable on the motorcycle broke on the highway. It was a bit of a close call coasting to a safe place to pull over, but I had some help from a fellow traveler. Almost 2 hours later, I made it home.

Hiatt and Kris came in for a baseball game and good fun was had all around.

Hogan Haake

Hiatt and Kris in St. Louis for a Braves Game – 8/12/2017

Hiatt bought Kris three tickets to the Atlanta Braves game vs. the Saint Louis Cardinals. This was the weekend of the game so the two of them plus Rylan came in town. Rylan isn’t much of a sportsball fan, so he wanted to stay at my house and hang out, so I went with them to the game. We started out with dinner at Mission Taco.

After dinner, we went out to the stadium for the ball game. They enjoyed the new to them stadium before we found our seats.

While the game was entertaining, the real story was the lady drinking in front of us. She had a moth in her hair for 7 innings of the game before one of her family members alerted her to it. During those 7 innings, the moth moved around a bunch and included a combing!

Overall a great game and good weekend with family visiting!

Hogan Haake