Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Wednesday Meanderings.

Another bitter cold day here in Dardenne Prairie, was 17 degrees when I was having my coffee at 06:00AM only supposed to get up to 30 degrees today even with the sun shining. Seems to me just a little cool for Thanksgiving time in St Louis. but it looks like a lot of the country is getting unseasonable cold weather.

My son Andy built a fire in the insert for the first time this year. Once it is going good, the kitchen and great room will warm right up, it has a blower that blows hot air into both rooms. When it gets the kitchen to 80 degrees I turn the thermostat on fan only and it sends it through the rest of the house without the expensive electric furnace kicking on.


Rigg’s was caught red pawed with a sock he stole from Donna. Look at his face.



                              Who Me???

My son Andy has volunteered to cook the turkey and Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow so Donna can relax, the last couple of years we have gone out to the Buffet. It will e nice to stay home for a change.

Our good friends Dennis & Donna at the Cave in Sandwich Il. just got the great news that the test Donna was waiting for came back benign and so they will be able to leave for south Texas this weekend. We are so happy for them, number one that there is no cancer, and number two they can head out on a vacation, they have worked hard for. Put a 30 pack of High Life Light in the truck since we will be following you on the blog.

Not much else going on here at the ranch, hope all our friends are having a great week. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…….


  1. Sam, I don't think a 30 pack is enough for the whole trip , you might have to help Dennis drink his Busch Lite! Thanks for all of your concern. Maybe you and Donna get do a get away to someplace warm soon!

  2. I was just saying to my wife this morning how, if she were working in the States, she'd be burdened with trying to get home today. I'm rather glad our Canadian Thanksgiving is just that much earlier in the year, and that we *mostly* get decent weather. Mostly. We got rain this time around. But it was at least rain, not snow.
    I really like that insert. Sure wish we had a ready supply of wood, so I could justify such a critter. Gas is heaps cheaper than wood as a fuel source in these parts I'm afraid.
    Stay safe.

  3. Nothing like a nice warm fire on a cold day! Happy Thanksgiving!