Spray Skirt – 5/29/2018

It was highly recommended that we have a spray skirt on our boat for the Texas Water Safari. I wasn’t too worried, but Jo Jo took care of us. She planned a day and came over to help us out. We started out by putting T in the front of the boat and cutting a hole for her.

It didn’t take long before I was in the back with a hole cut out for me as well.

And Jo Jo went around with the rubber cement and glued us together!

If you’re wondering about the materials, its rip-stop nylon from a local fabric store and some rubber cement glued on Velcro strips. And maybe some duct tape for good measure. Jo Jo came back a few days later to help me reinforce the material. And it held perfectly for the race and packed up very small. Its great having handy friends!

Hogan Haake

April – 2018

This month, its all about me. In an effort to get a light above my desk at work fixed, I took a “scared” photo of myself holding a poop emoji. I sent this to the office manager that promptly got it taken care of. But she printed it out and put it on the office fridge.

CoatRack, our large cat likes to sleep on top of us.

A training paddle in a Spencer C3 with JoJo. This is the fastest boat I’ve ever paddled and I thought we would be using it for the Texas Water Safari.

Hogan Haake

Walking To The Bank – 4/17/2018

Spring is here, and we needed to get out of the house. I had a few checks to take to the bank, so I brought the whole family along. Its a little over a mile walk to the bank. The kids were not completely into the walk, but I found ways to entertain them.

And how did I entertain them? With a phone booth… Not that they really knew what it was.

Hogan Haake

 

Meeting Austin – 4/5/2018

I was riding one of my favorite unicycle tracks from my house getting some exercise and enjoying the weather.

I heard somebody yelling at me (which is normal) but it was persistent. I looked over to see a young man running on the other side of a major street carrying a unicycle.

I stopped and yelled I would wait for the stoplight to change so he could come safely across the street and we could chat. It isn’t often you meet another unicyclist out and about on the streets!

Once on the same side of the street, I met Austin. He’s a high school student that started riding a few months ago. He is already more skilled than me, showing off what he can do. He was amazed by my 36″ wheel as he was on a 24″ wheel. We talked for about 45 minutes. I even demonstrated on his unicycle how to rotate the tire to get the most ware out of it. Good think I keep an air pump in my bag!

Eventually we needed to part ways, but its always great to meet a fellow rider!

Hogan Haake

 

Cold Day at Castlewood – 4/1/2018

I needed to get out of the house and Danelle needed some peace and quiet for her school work. So I packed up the kids and drove to Castlewood State Park. There, I wanted to hike a trail that overlooks the Meramec river. We did hike it for a short time, but the kids and flooding river didn’t let it happen quite the way I wanted.

The lower trail was impassable and the kids didn’t want to hike much more, so it was a short out and back. Lucky for Danelle, its a bit of a drive, giving her a 3 hour reprieve from all of us!

Hogan