Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday Thoughts.

Up early, had coffee with my bride, and then at 05:30AM,Donna headed out to the truck company, it was another nice day sunny and 55 degrees this afternoon. Took Nicole to school, and then at 03:30PM picked her up. She is staying with her new Grandpa this week while her Mom is still recuperating and trying to get as much  rest as she can and take her med’s..Of course Grandpa doesn’t mine the drive, and as soon as she got home she set up a desk in the kitchen for her homework, just like when Adam was living here.


               Nicky at her homework desk..

Tonight were having cube steaks and hash browns, now is that a country supper or what. Andy got his carpet finished and has his room back together. Him and a buddy changed out the light switch and all the outlets in his room from white to black and black covers since the trim is black. This morning he said the light switch didn’t work and all the outlets were on all the time, where before the lights switch controlled the top plugs and the bottom plugs where on all the time, I found out that they had installed the wrong outlets instead of the ones for a switched outlet. They had bought the regular ones with both side ganged together. I was able to cut a space in between the screws on the one side so the red and black wires weren’t together. Then I looked at the switch and they had a three pole in place of a 2 pole so I took the ohmmeter and found out which 2 poles were on-off. So without having to tear everything apart I got his wiring straightened out.

Not much else going on I hope everyone is having a good day. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…..


  1. Glad you got your coffee with Donna this morning since you missed yesterday! You guys are sweet...

  2. Good thing you are there to fix the electrical stuff before they burn the house down. :)

  3. Are we gonna have to call you McGuyver,the electrician???

  4. Good job on the wiring for the lights! Funny story!

  5. Ahhh the Electric Wiz saves the day! whee heeeeeee

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

  6. Ata boy Sam, I knew right away they hadn't broken out the tabs on the outlets. And a three way switch is also a two way when wired right. Must be that good Navy training!


  7. I love how you always call Donna your bride! So sweet...