Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts.

Was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my bride, then she was off to the truck company.

Had a 09:00AM appointment for the sewer guy to come and see what is wrong with our pump, It is working but the light and alarm won’t go out.

While I was waiting I hitched up the fiver and turned it around so I could take it out to the Lake for the Holiday Weekend.

The pump guy called around 09:30AM and said he was stuck on his first job and it would be awhile, so I told him I would meet him at 02:00PM and then I headed for the Lake. Good thing I didn’t wait until tomorrow.My favorite spot #15 was already taken but #16 was open so I backed in there. The thing that bugs me is they won’t allow reservations it’s all first come and first served. But when I got there a MH was in 15 and it had a visitors tag. Which means its belongs to someone visiting a lot owner and not to a Lot owner. I have said before. The Lot owners that are paying the freight should have first call until like the Thursday before the holiday so they will have a chance at getting a spot, There were only 3 spots left that would accommodate a trailer,MH or Fiver and the rest were tent spots. Those three will probably be gone today.

Anyway I got setup and then I had to hightail it home to find that the pump guy had just got there. He had bad news ,not only is the pump drawing 45amps, about 30 more than it should, but the power box is also bad, probably caused by the high current burning up the switches and contactors.He said that the first two pumps that were put in by a different contractor, are too small for the distance they have to pump to the manifold connection. He showed me the amp meter readings and said while the pump is still pumping, everything is shorted out in the box and you get shocked touching it. The box and pump will have to be replaced. He said what will happen is the breaker in the house will fail because of the load it is carrying. Ideally is should have 20 amps start and 10 amps running.

Boy I wish we would have planted that money tree in the back yard when we moved in. In less than 10 years this will be the 3rd sewer pump.

I will make supper for Donna & I and then tomorrow Rigg’s and I will head for the Lake. I think he knows because he went out on the screen porch and was looking for the fiver after I got back from the Lake today.

The Kid’s will come out on Friday and stay the weekend.

I put the new whole house water filter on the fiver and it’s all set, I will have to make a grocery stop on the way out tomorrow.

Starting tomorrow the temps will be close to 90 and sunny for the whole weekend. I hope that warms the Lake water and pool water up.

Well that’s about it for today. Hope everyone has a good week. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna….


  1. Seems like there's always something to fix on a house (or an RV haha). Too bad about your pump - that sounds like $$$. Anyway, enjoy your weekend with the grandkids and have fun at the lake.

  2. Have fun and be safe in the water..oh, I forgot ..YOU are the rescue swimmer, not Riggins!!

  3. Too bad about the pump ~ forget it and have fun at the lake...
    Travel safe

  4. Glad you decided to get out and away this weekend!

  5. at least you got a spot!...hope you have a great weekend!!

  6. Like my youngest son used to say "just another bump in the road"!! Ya gotta bite the bullet and go on with life..... Have fun at the lake Sam....with your old faithful buddy Riggs.....:-)

  7. Have a great time at the lake, Sam, and don't worry about that pump problem until you get back.

  8. have a wonderful weekend!!! The pump will wait :)