Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tuesday Thoughts.

Was up at 04:30AM and had coffee with my pretty bride, then she was off to the truck company, Rigg’s was already in bed for his nap. What a lop.

I had my every three month doctors appointment at  09:00AM and he is tickled with my numbers and says I am doing fine. I told him about the trouble I have been having with diarrhea for the last year, So he surprised me and said to stop taking the metformin for a week and see if that helps,  I am pretty sure it will, as he says that is a side effect from that drug. I don’t know what he will do if there is a substitute if that is the case. After that I headed to the Social Security office.

One of Donna’s friends told her that I would probably be given an appointment date to come back since they are always backlogged. Surprise, surprise I walked in they gave me a number, #26 , I looked at the board and 24 was being served, 15 minutes later my number was called, and after another 15 minutes I was signed up for Medicare and ready to leave.Anything else I need can be done online, once I get my Medicare card. So I am officially old guy now. I have a year to decide what if any supplement package I might need without an increase in fees. They also gave me a handbook on Medicare, so Donna and I can study it here at home.Donna is the brains of those kinds of things.

Speaking of my bride, she got a call from her Cardiologist that the appointment she had for next week had to be cancelled and could she come in this afternoon, At first I was worried something was wrong, and I hadn’t been told. But she said no, she is fine and that maybe the Doctor decided he needed next week off for something.

Thinking about future stops, I sure like the sounds of Canada in the summer months for a couple weeks. My passport is in the truck and I will nonstop bug Donna until she gets her passport. EH.

Florida and Gulfport  Ms. in April don’t sound so shabby either, Like Rigg’s would say Oh Boy, Oh Boy, I can’t wait.

That’s about it for today, it is cloudy and in the 70’s here in Dardenne Prairie they say to expect some rain later, then the temps will start down.

Hope all is well with all our friends out there. Be safe. Sam & Donna…


  1. Many people really like the Escapee park in Summerdale, Alabama.... Its right across the bay from Mobile and a fairly short drive into Florida.. Allot of folks stay all winter... Just an idea....Rod

  2. Sounds like you are almost a "geezer"..I will be in May..I am going to sign up online in February so all will fall into place..I guess I'll get the same co-insurance as Dennis has...it works out great for him...He has AARP

  3. Glad to hear that you checked out fine and were in and out of the Medicare office quickly. Hoping that Donna will have good news after her doctor's appointment too!

    Kevin and Ruth

  4. Good luck to Ms. Donna.... Hey, don't forget about the good ole wild wild west.....We much prefer it to Florida.....
    I agree with Rod, The SKP park in Summerville, AL is a mighty nice place...and the price is right!! We used to spend a lot of time there...Oh what I wouldn't give for some of that super SEAFOOD right now!!! Be safe my Man!!

  5. Wow, that's amazing that you had such an easy time signing up for Medicare. We did not have that pleasant of an experience. Take care and a big "HI" to the lovely Donna.

  6. Gulfport is exceptionally awesome in April! Very nice weather in the spring. I think I am about an hour from Mobile maybe.