Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Meanderings.

Got up and about 09:00AM I got in the truck and headed for the gas station and then the Shop & Save. When I got to the gas station I went to open the tailgate to fill my gas can for John Deere. I noticed the tailgate wouldn’t open. Only about 2 inches and jammed. When I looked I saw that the back right end of the bumper had been hit and shoved in a couple inches jamming the tailgate. Have no idea who or when someone hit it but they didn’t leave a note so as hard as it looks like it was hit I’m pretty sure they knew it. Since I didn’t use the truck most of the week it must have happened either at Wal Mart, Schnucks, or Shop and Save when I went there at the beginning of the week. Now I have to call the insurance company on Monday since they are closed on the weekends and get the ball rolling on getting it repaired since I can’t hitch up the trailer without opening the tailgate. I guess whatever my deductible is I will be out since I don’t have someone's name or insurance.It just irks me that I haven’t put a mark on it myself ,but because someone doesn’t fess up to damage they do I must pay.




Fender is jammed into tailgate which is why it won’t open. Poor Max he isn’t used to being banged up.

So far today it is a pretty nice day, sunny and hot, also humid.Thy were calling for rain and it really darkened up earlier, but now the sun is shining and no sign of rain.

Donna has a flu bug, she didn’t go to the restaurant, and this morning called and told them she wouldn’t be in this weekend. She is getting rest so I hope that will help.

That’s about it for today, Hope all is well with all our friends and family out there. Be safe. Sam & Donna…..


  1. Yikes. That sucks. Those bumpers are strong, so they would have definitely known they hit you.

  2. I hope Donna is feeling better real soon!

  3. That's real crummy when someone can't step up and admit when they do something like that! Hope it won't be too bad and you'll be hitching up soon!

  4. That really stinks about your truck!!!! Give Donna hugs for us..hope she feels better soon!

  5. That looks like a pretty good hit. Clearly the person who did it knows he/she did. I guess I am not really surprised that they did not leave a note. Personal responsibility seems to be quickly becoming a thing of the past:(