Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas



We wish all our family and extended family and all our friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are hoping the new year will bring happiness and success to all.

Sam, Donna, Rigg’s, Charlie & Sadie.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

update on Donna.

Donna had a Doctor’s appointment with her COPD doctor this morning,she has not been doing well, for the last couple of weeks, weakness,dizzyness, not being able to breath even with the help of oxygen. THe doctor changed some of her medicine and wants her in the hospital on the 26th. for some tests that can’t be done in the office.Naturally Andy and I worried,I ak all family and friends to remember her in their prayers.

I had my doctors appointment today also, when I got there, they told me it was for yesterday,I told the the card the girl in the office gave me said Dec23th on my refrigerator.Had to reschedule, next available day was Feb 2nd.

Nothing else going on everyone be safe, Sam & Donna…


Sunday, December 20, 2015

December weekend.

It is a really nice sunny weekend with a temperature of 56 degrees. Donna was feeling better so for the first time in weeks she went out and met her bff Renee for a brunch, she was tired when she got back but at least she got out and enjoyed her morning.

My Son Andy got a cord of wood delivered by a friend of his, they are unloading it onto the wood rack. With the mild winter we are having it should lastuntil spring. But no matter how nice it is we always have a couple weeks of below zero weather usually after Christmas or in January some time.


Andy and buddy loading the rack.


Still more to go untl they have it all on the rack.

Andy was carrying it from the trailer in the driveway to the back of the house in his arms his buddy had a wheelbarrow. Guess who was working harder.

How many of you guys out there can relate this like I can.


THat’s about it for today, be safe out there.

Sam & Donna……….

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Open Live Writer Test.

Just saw my buddy Bayfield Al’s post saying he got his Open Live Writer working, so I decided to work on mine. After several attempts I finally got it to load. Had to go to Control Panel and uninstall the version I downloaded last week, Then into the download folder to delete the setup program I had downloaded. Then I went to the Open Live Writer web site and downloaded the program setup again. This time it all came together and worked, This is my test I will download some of my recent doggie pictures to check the picture capabilities.
                              Meghen & Lugar
Yep I’m happy with the pictures so much better than blogger, This is the way to post a blog, so glad they got it together again.
Hope all is well with all our friends, Be safe out there.
Sam & Donna………

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Great news from Jersey.

Last night was the year end awards banquet for the Rough Riders of New Jersey Horseman Club.
My Granddaughter Meghen was awarded this years Grand Champion Award, We are all so proud of her.
                                                       Meghen is 2nd from right.

                                                             Meghen and her trophy.
                                Meghen gets her jacket, a ribbon, and her belt buckle..
                                           My son Tim and his buddy Ritchie went grocery shopping.Not the biggest doe but these are good eating,I always kidded Tim about New Jersey deer being so small compared to the monster we have out here where the have a lot to eat.

Following up on the last post here is the new retaining wall, hope it last longer than the last one.
The last two post's have been composed on Blogger, My Live Writer is still down. I am not having any trouble importing pictures, but I don't care,for the way Blogger sizes them. I use medium in Live Writer and it fits my space just right, as you can see the pictures above are sized large and they are still a little small, will have to experiment with this and see if there is a way to make a custom size.
That's about it for today, it's a cloudy dreary day but the temp is near 70 degrees, that won't last long and it will drop again.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.......

Friday, December 11, 2015

This morning the contractor put up the forms for a new retaining wall, then this afternoon a large cement truck arrived and started the pour. Talk about making quick work of tearing out and replacing a wall.

As you can see in the one picture the contractors Grandson is sitting in a wheelbarrow supervising the job. Donna is still waiting for her TV be delivered, Walmart did a trace and all they could come up with is it was lost in transit, so they said another one would be shipped. It is cloudy and in the 60’s today, better than normal December temps.

We are just just sitting around and being lazy, Hope all is well with all out friends, be safe out there, Sam & Donna……..

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Leaning wall removal.

As anyone who has visited the Weeb Ranch in the last 5 years or so has noticed. We had a retaining wall outside our garage entrance that has been leaning and getting worse as each winter goes by. We were getting afraid that it would come down, so we decided to have it removed.


Leaning wall last summer.

This morning the contractor arrived to start work on it.





AS you can see he had some heavy duty equipment and a tandem dump truck to remove the pieces. He will be back in the morning to continue the demolition and then start rebuilding a smaller wall.

You can bet all this noise kept the mutso’s occupied with barking and being excited.

After having the bathrooms done and painted and now this maybe we can start saving for another trip to someplace warm. Although as you can imagine this job is costing us a fortune.

That’s the news for today, be safe out there, Sam & Donna…….

Monday, December 7, 2015

Dec 7th Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Today marks the 74th anniversary of the attack on the Naval base in Pearl Harbor by the Imperial Japanese Navy.Thousands of lives were lost. But it awakened the sleeping giant of America and we came back to achieve victory in WW2.




Take a minute to reflect on this and the danger our country faces today.

It is a cold day here at the Weeb Ranch, Donna and I aren’t planning on going out anywhere, But the mutso’s are in and out they don’t seem to mind a little cold, except for Sadie, she goes out does her thing, then runs for the back door to come in, Charlie would play outside all day if you let him.

Were still waiting for Donna’s flat screen TV to be delivered. It will replace the set in our bedroom that is about 25 years old. Last time we ordered a TV from Wal-Mart it was delivered in 3 days. This time it was due here on Dec 4th but never arrived, Wal-Mart is tracing it now all they could say is it doesn’t show any delivery, No kidding.

That’s the news for today, everyone be safe, Sam & Donna………..

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wow what a week.

As I posted in the last blog I had it home two days and then the screen went out, Donna and I decided that instead of putting more repair money into it we would replace it with a new one. Went to Wal-Mart and bought another HP laptop. That set us back another 300 dollars.
Got it home and then came the worst part, setting it up and trying to get it loaded with the programs I was using, fund out windows 10 will not load Office 2007, when I upgraded on my old laptop everything went in 10 okay. But not with the new version. This left me without my email program (Outlook). IT also would not load Live Writer.
It took two days and a lot of Googleing to finally get all the  programs I use loaded, I also get my e-mail now via the Centurytel website.
So here I am thoroughly frustrated with all the effort it took I hope I never have to buy and load another one.
                               Sadie’s new make over.
That’s about it for today, hope all is well with all our friends out there. Be safe, Sam & Donna…..

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Up and running, Finally.

After two weeks, I finally got my laptop back from the repair shop today, The keyboard needed to be replaced again. you just don’t realize how much you miss a computer until it is gone, no blogs, no Facebook, no emails. Donna has her own laptop but it is setup with her accounts, so I just did without most of the time and waited. feels good to have my old friend back, especially since I can read my digital train books again.


                                  Riggs is moping too.


Granddaughter Meghen in her Christmas skirt..


Meghen on Angel, with Dude.


Rigg’s & Charlie.

The weather is starting to act Decemberish, it’s in the 40’s right now and cloudy, don’t look forward to winter.

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