Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Thoughts.

Woke up to another rainy day, two days of sun and now it is supposed to be a grey day all day.Had our coffee, Then Donna left for the truck company, since it was raining I took Adam down to the end of the driveway in the truck to wait for the school bus, After he was off, I decided a good rainy day project was to figure out how I was going to mount the DVD player in the bedroom of the trailer, I looked all over the house for a small wooden shelf I thought I saw at one time, but as usual it was no where to be found, I went down to the garage and on one of the shelves I found a pair of brass shelf supports like you use to make a wood board shelf, I got the DVD player and the arms were the same length as the player, so I mounted it to the brackets with 4 small screws , then I took the shelf/player assembly out to the trailer and mounted it just above the TV and below the ceiling, where I can reach it to put a disk in but it was otherwise out of head banging range. Again I used four of the screws that used to hold the old TV stand, a little overkill as the DVD player probably weighs less than a pound , But it is firmly mounted and won’t vibrate loose.

With that task completed I turned the new TV on and put a train movie in and spread out on the bed to enjoy my handy work. Yep two hours later I woke up to the blue screen and had napped through the entire DVD.

Al from THE BAYFIELD BUNCH  commented on yesterdays blog entry on the Flat screen TV installation, That I would  like the HD clarity on the flat screen compared to the old technology. He is right, The LED screen has by far the sharpest and clearest picture I have ever seen   I am amazed that with just the rooftop digital antenna or a digital DVD disk that the picture is so good. I know when Donna sees it another HD flat screen will be in our future for the main TV in the living room entertainment center of the trailer. Not right away but once the house is gone and we are on the road, I can see that as a home improvement project for our house on wheels.

For those of you that like dogs, you have to go to Judy and Emma’s blog, She has a female lab and her header photo show’s Emma the lab giving her horse friend a smooch. It is great, a must see. She also wrote and said that she thinks Emma is in love with Rigg’s our black lab male. They look like they would make a pretty couple.

Rigg’s by the way has two other lab friends that live in Fla. and also correspond with him. They have their own blog. Jodie&Coco it is also a fun blog for pet lovers.

Well that’s about it for now, Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. Glad you got the TV and now the DVD player all set up in the bedroom....makes for great sleeping. Thanks for the links to the dog lover blogs. Will take a look....we have two Shih Tzus and a Golden. Lots of fun and great part of the family. :)

    Take care,
    Mike & Gerri

  2. Sam, I hate to tell Rigg's this, but Emma is absolutely not a lab. She is a pure bred Hienz 57 variety mutt! The vet thought she might have some boxer in her. I think also terrior of some sort and maybe some pit. Whatever her pedigree, she is one bundle of energy, and the strongest 35 lb. dog I've ever run into. She is well behaved when SHE wants to be (which isn't often when any animal or other person is near by). :)

    Thanks for the reference to my blog. Hope Rigg's isn't too disappointed...