Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday News. Vol. 2

Donna & I were up early ,about 06:00AM, had out coffee then Donna started on a baking project, she also committed the recipe to the first installment of the Sunday Blog.

I made a trip to the grocery store, I know we are having chicken breast, and Donna is going to bake me a sugar free apple pie, to go along with the sugar-free vanilla ice cream, and the sugar free whipped cream. I almost can’t wait for supper to get here. Is this a great country or what?

The weather is a little better with the temp showing 88 degrees at noon, supposed to get close to 95 later, but a chance of thunderstorms might cool it down some later.

The rest of the week it shows the lower 90’s so I will try to get a hold of Adam and maybe plan a trip to the Lake with him. It’s Nicole’s week with her dad so she will have to wait, Her Mom said it had been too hot all week to camp and swim.

Don’t know if I finished the story of my 18 year old Red Max Weed eater, I finally got all the parts and rebuilt the carburetor , plus the new gas lines I had already told you about, my Son Andy took it out on a job and came back and said, Dad this thing is amazing it runs like a new one, but you need to put a new gas cap gasket on it as it drips fuel while your cutting. I went to the place where I bought it and they looked it up and said they couldn’t even order a new cap or gasket since they went to a new style several years ago. I then had to go home and fabricate, I trimmed the old gasket where it was ripped and then found an O ring that fit inside the cap and put it all together and no leaks. So maybe in a couple years I will have a 20 year old weed whacker. The guy at the Lawn service store  said it is unusual for them to last that long that about 10 years is the average life before there all carboned up and useless. I just make sure I don’t bog it down and replace the plug every spring, 2 cycles are hard on spark plugs.

Anyway I hope everyone had a great weekend, we are looking forward to some cooler weather. be safe out there, Sam & Donna.


  1. Don't know much about Weed Eaters, but I think I could be a Dinner Eater at your house! Sounds yummy.

    The applesauce spice cake sounds really good. Thanks Donna!

  2. Sounds like Donna has some great eats planned for dinner!! YUM!!

  3. OK, McGuyver II, enjoy your dinner..I know what a good cook Donna is and I'm very sure you will love all of that sugar free "good for you" food...and I know you will enjoy a Miller High Life afterward...You can't be good all the time,eh??

  4. 1. I will have to try Donna's recipe.

    2. I will have my broken weed eater waiting for your arrival.

    Be very careful in the hot weather.


  5. Great day, Sam and thanks to Donna for the recipe - sounds delish!!

  6. Ohh taking care of your equipment pays off! In a throwaway society, that is something to be proud of!

    (that is why we drive a 16 year old motorhome, 12 year old cars, and use a 20 year old lawnmower)

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