Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Snips

After a great day Saturday, we got up to a beautiful Sunday morning, after coffee, the sun came up and it was a pleasant 65 degrees. I waited until about 09:30am and then went to lake Sherwood to pick up the 5th wheel, my son Andy really surprised me as the trailer was sitting with the awning up and stowed the way it should be. I have a third rafter that is a support for the middle of the awning when it is rolled up and keeps it from unrolling. He called last night and was having trouble putting it up when a storm looked like it was coming in, but after instructions over the phone, it looks like it was done right. I of course checked it this morning to make sure it was properly tightened. he even had the slide in and all the movable stuff stowed like Mom and I do before traveling, The only thing he missed was the TV antenna which was up and I saw that as I drove up, I did have to disconnect it from the water and drain and store the hoses. but I had told him to leave it hooked up in case I needed water for anything when I came out today. This is the first time anyone even family has camped without Mom & I present so you know I was a little worried, The last thing I told him was don't forget this is your Mother and my home, so take care of it.


            Trailer in pull thru spot at the lake

I got home about 10:45am and put the trailer on it's pad at home and plugged it in, I then went in and got John Deere running and went out to cut two weeks worth of hay, About 1 1/2 hours into the 2 acres John sputtered and I knew immediately that I had not looked to see how much gas was in it and now it had run out. i walked over to the barn, and picked up the can with the mower gas and of course it was empty, don't you just love it, your hot and sweaty and now you have to run to the filling station for more gas. I got the gas and left the windows down in the truck and no air conditioning so I wouldn't be tempted to quit in the middle of cutting. I had about another 45 minutes of cutting and then it was done, went to the barn to get the weed eater, yep, it was out of gas, I couldn't find where my son put the 30/1 mix gas can so that was the end of the grass cutting for today, I will have to go out tomorrow and re cut it again to get it mulched up and looking pretty. He and his girlfriend had some kind of concert tickets so we won't see them till tomorrow. From what I hear the camping trip with the three kids was a success, I am sure Samantha's two will want to go with Grandpa Sam camping when Adam goes again. But my theory with kids has always been the more the merrier, And when they go with me I never have any trouble with their behavior, Donna claims it's because we are all the same age.

Donna had to go into the restaurant from 10:00am to 03:00PM to fill in for somebody, I plan on either going out to eat or picking something up so neither one of us has to cook today. Hope everyone had as good a weekend as we did. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Sam your a braver man than I turning your camper over to your son..I have a 20 year old son and he could tear up a crow bar.
    Glad you got it back in one piece.

  2. Yeah I did all the mowing yesterday..Walker did all the weed eating. Last year because of the drought we mowed once in the spring.That's it. Now we are having to mow 1 a week at least. This is wearing us out..lol Oh well it's pretty and green..and the garden is going crazy..so I won't complain too much!!

    Cindy and Walker

  3. That is great news that Andy and everyone had such a great time with the 5th wheel at the lake. Camping is such a great activity with family all being together in some great location.

    You sure worked hard with all the cutting today. You must be exhausted. Thanks, Sam for the nice comments over on my blog. We, too, would sure enjoy meeting up with you and Donna someday in the near future. I'm sure it can happen!

    Have a great week ahead. :)

  4. Sounds like everything went very well this weekend and the kids enjoyed the camping trip. Good deal. :)
    So sorry about the frustration with the gas..I always hate it when I am in the middle of something and have to stop for whatever reason.
    Our kids sure do love to go camping...isn't it great?? We watched so many families this weekend just having fun together.....GREAT!!

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  5. Good to see you got your trailer back home all safe and sound in good shape too! There's nothing more annoying than running out of gas while cutting the lawn - especially when your gas can is empty. I've done it too often myself!

  6. Ahhh that Murphy's Law applies to all gas powered lawn tools. I love the part where you said you kept the AC off in the truck-- to keep you motivated to finish the lawn and not too comfy to say heck with it? Now that is a true work a holic!


    Nice that the son left your camper in great shape and took care of things so well. And what a great feeling to know you introduced two more kids to *CAMPING* !!!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard