Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Notes.

We were up early for coffee while the temperature was still 67 degrees.about 08:00AM I made a run to Lowes to get a steel runner for the door to the new porch. I also needed a tube of Liquid Nails to reattach some molding in the fiver that seems to vibrate loose. I guess it flexs and the tacks they use won’t hold. This is how I solved the problem in our old fiver and the glue never did come loose.

The carpenter came and finished our new steps this morning. They are really a nice piece of work, heavy duty and really reflect on Bob the carpenters craftsmanship.


                               Front right view.


                               Front left view.


Side view showing the shelf for Donna to put stuff on.

Have to wait a couple weeks before I can stain it to match the porch. It is all treated lumber so it should last longer than the 25 years the old porch lasted. On the old porch the posts that support it were 4x4’s, on this they are 8x8’s all anchored to the concrete and rock solid, even when my 250lbs go up and down there is not an ounce of give. It is also 3 feet longer than the old porch, the old one the steps started down right at the edge of the door so you had to stay on the step to open the door.Something Donna and I never liked. Now there is room to spare. All in all a first class job.

Donna is making a nice pot roast for dinner tonight, the house smells great.


                           Pot Roast simmering.

Rigg’s is laying on the kitchen floor with his nose pointed toward the cook station, I know dreams of a pot roast supper are filling his head.

Looks like we will have one more sunny day in the 80’s and then the temperatures will start climbing into the upper 90’s again. That’s how St Louis is in July.

We hope all is well with all our blog friends out there. Be safe. Sam & Donna………


  1. Steps look great, pot roast looks better.

  2. I haven't had a good pot roast in ages. The aroma all day is half the enjoyment.

    I didn't realize your porch was so high up.

  3. We need "smelloblog"..That dinner looked heavenly!

  4. We when put our steps together, the directions for the treated wood said not to stain it for a year.

  5. I would point my nose toward the cook station too if I was there. Riggs and I could elbow each other for position!

  6. Steps look real good - sturdy too. Tell Riggs Poppy had an Arby's roast beef sandwich for dinner. Not as good as pot roast but she enjoyed it!!