Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, November 30, 2012


Was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my pretty bride. Then she was off to the truck company and then the Restaurant. Rigg’s couldn’t wait and was already waiting for me on the bed for his after Mom leaves nap. He is so spoiled.

It is a beautiful day here in Dardenne Prairie.It is sunny and 66 degrees right now. I took advantage of it as I hadn’t started and run the generator in my truck since the Rally about a month and a half ago, Good thing I checked it as the battery barely cranked it over so I put the charger on it for a half hour, it is a very small battery like something you would find on a small motorbike. I think when it goes out I will just replace it with a lawn tractor battery. Anyway I let it sit and then cranked it over and it caught right away so no damage done by being overdue in running it, I let it run for about 30 minutes and even ran a grinder with it so it had some load on it, I had to cut some pipe anyway. Now I can wait for about Jan 1st to roll around run it again. Aside from the monthly runs we haven’t had to use it since we have had power wherever we went and no power outages. But the reason I bought it was because of a campground outage which caused Donna’s breathing disorder to flare up. I know better to have and not need, than need and not have.

We are supposed to have a nice weekend, before some rain rolls in on Monday.

No kid’s this weekend they both have stuff to do with their Mom and Dad’s.

Looks like a pretty lazy day here at the Ranch, I forgot to take out some dough to thaw so no pizza this week. I have other thing left in the ice box so I won’t go hungry.

Hope everyone has had a good week and is looking forward to a good weekend. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna….


  1. Come on, Sam!! Make ya some homemade pizza dough and get after it!...Thanks for your support and kind words on Facebook, by the way.

  2. Yep those generators neeed to be ran and with a load on them,,,Ya did good Sam....I start mine and the Motorhome tomorrow.......Thanks for the reminder. I always turn on the TV in the Motorhome about once a week and let it play for a while,,,otherwise they shut it off (Dish) for inactivity.....

  3. Just so you know....every time I click on your blog to read it and I see your John Wayne poster about clicking on English I always smile. I just love it!
    Wish he was still around maybe he could get that issue all straightened out for us!!!!