Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday Happenings.

Up early with my bride, had our coffee, Donna was off at 05:30AM to the truck company and then the restaurant.

My first chore at 05:30AM was to take the dumper down to the end of our driveway, Thursday is trash day here at the ranch.

It was another cloudy grey day, no rain but just dreary and temps in the 40’s.

Maybe things will be looking better around here.As some of you know My son Andy and his girlfriend Samantha had both been laid off last spring, plus Adam’s Mom was laid off . Andy’s car finally died for good in April, not worth the money to repair it.

Well First Adam’s Mom Shana got called back to work at the GM plant. What a blessing that was. Then Andy and Samantha both found work this Fall and are slowly trying to make it back to even keel, Andy has had his race car  (Camaro) for sale since spring and now it just sold. He has made up what he owed in late Child Support, and paid his bill’s and now is going to by a used pickup truck. I am really proud of him as he paid his Mom what he borrowed, and still will be able to get this truck.

I know he is feeling better about himself being able to see above water for the first time in a couple years.And doing it on his own through his hard work and side jobs cutting grass.

I pray now that things will keep going this way as this is what I always told my sons, If you work for what you want in this country eventually you will have it. We all give Thanks for these small gains this year, a little here, a little there.

Sure Donna & I have put off our dream for another winter, but maybe ,who knows we may be next and be able to get a little ahead too.

Thanks also to all our fellow bloggers who we can draw support from when things don’t go our way, like the trailer mishap. We know you will be waiting for our dream to come true. And rooting us on.

Everyone have a great week, and be safe out there. Sam & Donna..


  1. Nice to hear that the year is ending on some positive notes. Hope the new year coming brings your dream true. We want to see you traveling next winter.

  2. I'm sooooo glad things are looking up for the kids...This is a tough year, no matter how you look at it...We know how blessed we are to be able to travel..and do it while we can..I have a good feeling that soon you and Donna will be "on the road"..Trust me..from the full-timers we know, once you sell your home, you can live cheaper on the road than owning a home!

  3. ...once you sell your home, you can live cheaper on the road than owning a home!

    Yup! What Dennis and Donna said...!

  4. Glad to see that things are turning around and getting better.

  5. Like you said, a fellow just has to hang in there and keep swinging. It can't all turn out bad. More importantly, is the fact that you and Donna support your kids when they are having tough times even if it changes your plans. You folks are to be commended as well.....

  6. I sure hope you and Donna get to see your dream come true soon. You both deserve it.

  7. excellent to see things are improving for everyone :) now onward and upward to 2012...keep dreaming your dream and it will come true soon...you both deserve it..kudos to you for helping out your kids...we have done the same....have a super weekend...

  8. sure nice to hear that your Christmas season is starting on a good note!!..the small miracles are what are important!!

  9. So glad to hear things are looking better for your kids...so hard to watch as parents to see our kids struggling. Also wanted to say thanks for your friendship...you are always quick to give encouragement...Merry Christmas.

  10. Glad to see job prospects are starting to happen. Good for you and Donna for all the support you've provided during these tough times.