Category Archives: Life

It’s a Mainstay

It’s a Mainstay
I can tell it's going to be some time for me to grow accustomed to this cold weather.  Seems each year it takes about 2+ weeks to comfortably endure the cold, and then another two weeks on the opposite side to get myself acclimated to the heat, so when you think about it, there's about a month out of my life every year in which my body has to work … continue reading

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
We can chalk up our early morning of the 12th of October 2018 as being our first noticeable freeze because at 6:30 this morning, my outside digital thermometer read 29 degrees.  For sure, we'll be seeing some definite signs of Fall. Now lets all hope the rain has stopped long enough for our area's fields to dry out so the farmers can get their cro … continue reading

Balcony Views

Balcony Views
So much for a pleasant Fall with such weather these past days.  From what I've been seeing,  our overnight temps are supposed to be dropping down into the 20's tonight.  Ouch!  Part of my morning was spent making sure the furnaces were running in the vacant homes I have listed, and tomorrow morning I'll be checking several more.   Every year … continue reading

Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy
Considering how many times I was out in the rain today, it came as no surprise my feeling, and likely appearing to be a drowned rat.  I'm continuing to hold my breath in hopes our waterways, streams, and rivers won't be spewing water over their banks.   It's got to the point where I don't even want to walk on grass since our lawns have become so … continue reading

Rampant Tribalism

Rampant Tribalism
With it being such a sad and dreary morning, I decided to stick closer to home by attending a local church service.  For the first time in the handful of times I'd been in attendance, I actually enjoyed the entire Service.  There was a relatively young pastor officiating who was dropping things and bungling a few readings, which made him all the … continue reading

Lipstick on Hand

Lipstick on Hand
Rain, rain, go away, and don't come back for many a day!  It seems it's a never ending circle of days filled with gray skies and rain.  I was all the more disgusted when seeing this coming week's forecast where we're supposed to get more R A I N!Late last night I missed a phone message from a client of mine, and when listening to it this morn … continue reading

The Next Five Years

The Next Five Years
We sure had a big swing back to high summer with our temperatures this morning.  When I arrived at the office, I found all the outside windows steamed up due to a drastic overnight temperature change.  Expecting it to be only around 80 degrees today, I was proven wrong when looking at the temperature Downtown at around 3:30 and finding it a humid … continue reading

The Lady Bug Restaurant

The Lady Bug Restaurant
It looks like we're going to have a sweeping temperature change tomorrow.  Someone said it was going to be in the 80's and then a storm will be rolling in that'll likely be dumping hail.  Just today I was visiting with a gentleman who has a job associated with estimating roof damage, and he said that this business of hail is not just a problem fo … continue reading

Eye-catching Rustic

Eye-catching Rustic
Another cold and gray day in North Iowa happened again.  Too many past Septembers have been remembered as being dry, sunny, and warm, which I would say didn't place most of this month.  With all the rain we've been getting, there are some lawns around town that appear a near florescent green.  Let's hope October will bless us with much warmer an … continue reading

Rising Hills

Rising Hills
Another ugly gray day in North Iowa came and went along with a few sprinkles of rain from time to time.  I'm really hoping we're not going to have an early winter because I'm not so sure I'll be the least bit ready for another one as of yet, due to our not having a normal Summer.  Oh well, whatever Mother Nature dishes out, we have no other choic … continue reading