Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts.

Was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my bride, then she was off to the truck company.I then got caught up on a week of missed train pictures,

Then later in the morning I removed the instrument cluster from my truck and packed it, and then took it to the UPS Store to be shipped to US Speedometer to be rebuilt. The last several months it would all of a sudden go to the max speed indication while you were driving, and then stay there for a couple days before coming back down and working normal for a few days, then it would go back up again. The Chevy dealer wanted between $400 and $450 to remove the cluster and then they would send it somewhere and when it returned reinstall it. Us Speedometer is in Virginia and the guarantee  there work and the cost for a complete rebuild is $225 and they pay UPS shipping both ways. They said there are stepping motors inside the cluster that go bad, but as long as they have it apart all new bulbs and other parts are replaced.

Supposed to be returned in a weeks time. I can still use the truck and the trucks computer will store the odometer reading and it will read right when I reinstall the cluster. I will just use my GPS to know how fast I am going.

Nicole just came home and Rigg’s was waiting for her to get his kisses and licks in. I love hearing her squeals and laughter.

Sadie spent most of the day by her Grandpa I guess she is making up for the time lost last week.


The ever vigilant Sadie & Rigg’s on guard at the back door.

for sam and donna

Got this from Karen & Steveo, at Little House Big Back Yard, looks like Rigg’s.

Rained yesterday was, sunny this morning but still way to wet to cut the grass, wow it looks overgrown, my son didn’t get to it while we were gone. Now it’s raining again. Told Nicole it was gonna rain pitchfork and hammer handles, so be careful not to get hit in the head.

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


  1. Sadie missed you. Afraid you might disappear again. So when's your next trip?

  2. Sam, we didn't send that photo..but it scares me that you think you did..Did it come in an email???

  3. Dennis & Donna , sorry got my regulars mixed up it came from Keren and Steveio at Little house. See what happens when you get old. I 'll fix the picture on the post.

  4. Train pictures? Just how many did you have to catch up on?

  5. We are on our third instrument cluster in our Motorhome. It's a Workhorse Chassis & that's General Motors......

  6. love that pic and it cold be riggs...sure hope our cluster thingy doesn't act up...glad you had a great trip

  7. I'll be watching you!..love the picture..so cute and true in every house with a dog!