Kansas City Weekend – 9/5/2020

There was an upcoming kayak race, The Gritty on the Kansas River. Its a late season race and I was excited to see how I did in my new Epic V7. I called my dad to see if he could facilitate driving me out to the start and leaving a car for the finish since … Continue reading “Kansas City Weekend – 9/5/2020”

2020 MR340 – 8/4/2020

2020 MR340 PRE RACE This year is an exceptionally strange year. COVID-19 has caused lots of social and safety issues. I was thinking about paddling in the MR340 with Jo Jo. Then Melissa Nilson called me and suggested Jo Jo and I join her on a dragon boat for the race. After talking with Jo … Continue reading “2020 MR340 – 8/4/2020”

All Suburban Orchestra – 1/11/2020

Sonora tried out for and was accepted for the 8th grade All Suburban Orchestra in St. Louis. This consisted of multiple practice sessions at a local school and many hours of at home practice to master the music. Today was the day they presented their music to the public. We were lucky enough to have … Continue reading “All Suburban Orchestra – 1/11/2020”

Herman’s Wedding – 8/31/2019

My brother Herman is getting married! He lives in Warsaw, Mo, but is getting married in Sedalia. Family of course came in town to see the big day. In traditional Haake fashion, we did it our way. I started off the party of weirdness when the lady at the hotel desk asked for a description … Continue reading “Herman’s Wedding – 8/31/2019”

Webster Groves Pops Concert – 2/20/2019

Welcome to the 2019 Webster Groves Pops Concert. Dad was able to come in town to see the concert before making a quick exit the next day. Corvin on the bass, back row third from right. Sonora on violin, back row second chair. What concert would be complete without ice cream or McDonald’s for those … Continue reading “Webster Groves Pops Concert – 2/20/2019”

St. Louis 6th Grade All Suburban Orchestra

Sonora was recommended by her music teacher to participate in the St. Louis All Suburban Orchestra. This involved her learning new music on her own and going to several practices after hours with the rest of the group. We were lucky that my parents were able to come in from Kansas City for the weekend … Continue reading “St. Louis 6th Grade All Suburban Orchestra”

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 … Continue reading “Painting Hiatt’s House – 9/2/2017”

Herman Graduation – 12/30/2016

While we were in KC for Christmas, ¬†we realized that we would be coming back a week later for Herman’s Graduation from the police academy. The kids asked if they could stay for the week and I asked mom. She was delighted at having the kids for the week and said she would take care … Continue reading “Herman Graduation – 12/30/2016”