Dave Hakes' – Maui Life


"I must do something!" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done"

MACC Event

Posted by delta on August 25th, 2018

Doing a MACC Event right now and just thought to myself – man, I have no responsibilities here whatsoever… Feels good to be foot loose and fancy free… and I’m getting paid for this, that is something that always tripped me out – we get paid for this – basically I’m getting paid to hang out with Big Joe, Todd B, Astrella, Matt and Trevor (I’ve know all these guys since before I met my wife 17 years ago)… Pretty cool…

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Changes happening…

Posted by delta on August 6th, 2018

So, I turned in my resignation on June 1st to be effective June 15th; we have since moved back to Maui and started life anew… Since June 15th – with no doctor, medication, change of diet, change of workout – I have lost 30 pounds, my systolic BP has went down 40 points and my diastolic BP has went down 20 points… I’d hate to say that the mainland was killing me, but…

Anyway, we’re in the process of taking over Deep Steam Carpet Cleaning from my in-laws (who have been trying to retire since May 16th), Rugby for the kids starts in a month (I’ll actually be able to coach), I’m able to help out Calvary South Maui “production-wise”, I’m about to start driving Uber in my spare time and I’m helping Rusty out with Maui Production Group (gonna get the labor aspect of the business up and running as smoothly as possible)…

I find it rather sad that I went from the high stress gig to a bunch of low stress gigs (maybe working 5 hours a day, answer to no one and have plenty of time for the kids) and not only am I getting more healthy but I’m making twice as much money…

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Missing yet another Birthday

Posted by delta on April 26th, 2018

So, my two year old had a birth day a few days ago and my ten year olds is today. For the exception of the actual days they were both born, I have missed every birthday celebration for these two little girls. Starts me to thinking of how many I’ve missed for my 15, 13 and 7 year olds as well…

The birthdays, the games, the matches, the highlights – I won’t get those back…

This business sucks for families…

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People and their guns

Posted by delta on February 22nd, 2018

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” We have several well regulated militias – FBI, CIA, ATF, DEA, Local Law Enforcement, U.S. Military, etc, etc, blah, blah – they watch each other pretty well and we watch them REALLY WELL… We can because there’s 309 M of us and only 1 M Sworn Law Officers (less than .5% U.S. Population) and 2.28 M Serving in the military (less than 1% of U.S. Population)…

SIDENOTE: pretty sad that only 1.5% of us are willing to serve and protect…

Total double edged sword, because… Having said that, I know in the back of my mind that the only reason no one has invaded America (from the outside) or been successful at taking it over (from the inside) is because they are afraid of all us “Crazy Americans with guns”… I mean, taking the metro into DC, I think I’m the only person on the train without a gun – everyone has a conceal permit around here…

The ultimate double edged sword: When these folks get the license to carry, they don’t get taught how to keep the gun on their person… Most people feel they need a gun because they do not know self-defense in the first place – they think it becomes their self defense… This is perfect, anyone with training does not need to carry a gun, if they need one they can simply disarm the nearest person… All these folks (who have conceal permits) really need to do is take one month of Krav Maga Classes – the first thing they teach in Krav Maga is how to disarm a person who has a gun, or knife, on you – the first week… After a month, there’s not even any thought to it, it’s second nature… The bad guy may be able to counter, but he’s going to do it without a weapon in his hand…

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NBC and Rugby!

Posted by delta on October 8th, 2017

I love…

LOVE…

L-O-V-E…

… that NBC picked up Premier Rugby!  Can watch it on the App anytime I want now…  Love it!

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