Remembrances of Faith

The weather has suddenly turned for the worse beginning this morning.  I was shocked to find it getting colder instead of warmer as the day progressed.  I understand it's supposed to get down in the 20's later this week, so I guess just about everything green will be soon turning brown.  I'm not looking forward to the days of cold and darkness again.  Those who work inside most of the year rea… continue reading

Smile While looking Back

We certainly had quite the beauteous day unfold after that pounding rain storm we had last night.  I was getting a bit fearful of the lightning that seemed to pack all the more punch when seeing it strike in the distance.  One of the bolts that struck looked like something out of Star Wars.  I hope whatever it hit wasn't someone's home.  Too many take thunderstorms for granted, but in reality,… continue reading

Continue to Thrive

Without looking at what our weather forecast was to be for this weekend, I wasn't the happiest to find it raining lightly this morning.  A few of my morning plans had to be changed, so subsequently I found myself doing office work nearly the entire morning.  So much for those best laid plans. A seller and I finally got connected and an appointment is set for tomorrow morning to go out and lis… continue reading

Naughty Monkey Businesspeople

Oh that warm southerly wind we had today really made me feel more like it was late August instead of the 20th of October.  I guess we'll continue to have grass to mow until the hard frost arrives.  Believe me, I'm completely OK with that. Both of my closings today had soft landings in spite one of them having to be postponed for about four hours due to my buyer's funds arriving later than… continue reading

Onto the Stage

Likely I'm sounding redundant with once again speaking of how beautiful a day it was.  Just remember, the more days we have like this, the closer we are to Spring and the fewer cold one we'll have to endure this Winter.  One of my friends planted some carrots later than normally this Summer and mentioned today how he hopes he'll have carrots before the hard frost.  I did say how lucky he'll be … continue reading

Curtain Rising on 418

Yet another beautiful weather day again to where I believe we all could live with this until Christmas.  The maple trees are still showing their brilliant colors and fortunately the light frost we had didn't damage our late blooming flowers.  One thing I am glad about that little "frosting" we had, was the killing off of many of those biting jiggers.  They were getting to be rather aggravating … continue reading

Still on Track

What an absolutely beautiful day it was today!   Believe me, I was savoring every moment I could while outdoors.  I'm going to be a little sad when I have to go and dig up my row of geraniums and hang them back up for the Winter in the basement of my office.  If they could speak they'd be saying, "Why do you have to hang us in that chilly darkness along with being upside-down like bats for so … continue reading

The First Frost

Unfortunately we got hit with our first frost early this morning.  The roofs of homes around the Downtown were frosted and it made me a little sad knowing we've now entered the realm of Jack Frost.  At least it was a light enough to where more protected gardens were spared.  I also have to remind myself that this is actually late for a first frost compared to say 20 years ago when we'd nearly a… continue reading

Back in the 1850′s

Nearly the last minute this morning, I decided to go to one of the local churches and managed to get there just as their Service was beginning.  When looking for a spare seat in the rear, I slipped in next to an IPERS pensioner whom I believe worked in some capacity in the school system for a number of years.  Looking at how he's aged, reminded me again how quickly the years pass. Not realizi… continue reading

Well it was Free!

For a Saturday, it seemed almost surrealistic with the way the weather was all day, along with not having my nearly every Saturday public open house.  It's likely a good thing I didn't considering the way the weather has been.  That misty rain was beginning to get a bit annoying to where I was ready to look to the heavens and say, “Would you just either rain, or get over it!” The comic bo… continue reading