Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, April 15, 2011


Well the week is coming to an end, Donna headed out for the truck company, and then I took Nicole to school, it was rainy and nasty so we went slower than on a dry day.

Didn’t get much accomplished in the way of anything as it rained on and off most of the day.

Samantha got off early so she and Andy picked up Nicole from school and then dropped her at her Dad’s for his weekend.

I pretty much played around with the computers downstairs, I put another hard drive in the Dell desktop, the disk they give you to restore the operating system on Dells does not include any drivers, so you first have to download everything before you start and put in on a cd.

I put my laptop down on my office desk in the cheapo docking station I found on E-Bay and then after I had the Desktop loaded I gave it to my son to replace and old Pentium II 900 meg tower he had, with about 300meg of ram,

The Dell desktop is a Pentium 4 with 1 gig of ram so it will be quite a bit faster for him.It also has a DVD burner versus a cd on his old one.

I can use the laptop in the dock and when I want to take it with me it just comes out of the dock with the push of a button.

The new one will be Donna’s for when we make trips and I use  it when I want to do something quick without going downstairs to the office.

That’s about it for today Everyone be safe out there, Sam & Donna.


  1. I think we had some of your Misery Missouri rain up here this afternoon, but at least the wind quit blowing...I'd say it was a bad hair day, but I almost don't have any hair:-))

  2. Wheeheee I was playing with computers too today! With my new Streets and Trips 2011 version courtesy of your drawing!! It works great and converted over all my 2007 version maps, and kept all my blue GPS trails and pushpins too!


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

  3. Lots of bad weather here tonight!
    You guys stay safe!

  4. Here in Rufus, OR it rained, and rained and more rain... ugggg couldn't do a thing. I feel like screaming QUACK QUACK lol... Hope sun comes for you tomorrow!!


  5. I like the docking station idea Sam. In past days I used one at work and always thought it gave me the best in flexibility. Sometime in the future I will give up my old XP system here at home and upgrade to something similar to what you have done.


  6. Most of that computer talk is waaaay over my head, but I do know how to turn them on and off. :)