Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday Mumblings.

Was up at 06:00AM had my coffee, Donna was up most of the night sick to her stomach after coming home from the truck company, she ate very little and didn’t keep it down. I think it might be the antibiotic she is taking, that upset her stomach. No coffee for her this morning, I made her an egg sandwich for breakfast and she managed to keep it down. and then sipped water all day.  We will try something light for supper tonight. She had already called last night and told Jerry at the restaurant she would not be able to make it in tonight either making it a full week she hasn’t worked the the restaurant. I know she got a couple naps today so maybe the rest is helping.
Adam was out the door about 09:00AM to play with his buddies he came back for lunch and then went back out until about 02:00PM when they had to go somewhere with there parents, so he decided to xbox for awhile.
I went down to change the rear disc brake pads on Samantha’s Saturn, when I got the wheels off I looked at the calipers and never saw a mounting system like it before. I went up on the laptop and printed out the service manual page on replacing them and in big letters were the words, special tool GM number such and such required for removal of these calipers and hand brake assembly.
I decided right then that this job would have to be done at a garage that had already bought the special tools, since it isn’t my car I am done buying $50 dollar wrenches that you use twice in a lifetime. My son will have to do what I do when I run into those things in life and take it in and have it done.
He is having a week of it , the battery went out in his jeep and now the brakes are grinding on Samantha’s car. They can make it with one car for awhile so he will be buying a battery first.
I was going to go to the RV place to see about what I will have to do to get a replacement window for the fiver, but I decided since my budget took a $225 hit to have my speedometer cluster repaired this week I will wait until I have a few more dollars set aside and then replace it. the patch doesn’t leak and Like Rick said, I can’t see it from inside the bedroom with the shade down.
Weather was sunny and in the middle 80”s again but the ground is still soaked, it will take quite a few days like today to dry the water that standing 4 inches deep in the low spots.
That’s about it for today, hope the weekend is going great for everyone out in blogland. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.


  1. Hey Sam I can't see that patch from my house so it's good to go.

    Have a good week...

  2. They make those darn cars now so that NO ONE can do any work themselves...It's a darn Communist Plot!..I hope Donna feels better soon...If she isn't any better, maybe she should see a pulmonary specialist...

  3. I think Dennis's Donna is right about having your Donna see a Specialist Sam. Seems like something amiss in Donna's system somewhere & I think all her work hours may have something to do with it. Remember, you guys have a future planned & you may have to sit down & make some decisions about that future....and about those long work hours.

  4. Oh Sam... so sorry that Donna is still not up to snuff! Hope she can find something to keep down and get stronger.

    Yes, time to let the kids fix their own cars, you have Donna to take care of!

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

  5. hope that Donna is feeling better soon!..that girl works too hard!!

  6. I've been reading your blog for a while now and it seems like your Donna is sick a lot. Maybe holding down two jobs is wearing her down and she should cut back to just one.