Category Archives: Life

The Cruelest

The Cruelest
The morning hours went pretty fast with several extended appointments I had which turned out to be successful.  The temperatures climbed faster than I would've liked, but at least the wind from the south kept the humidity down.  While looking at the skies early this morning, I was afraid we were going to get another un-wanted storm, but it must'v … continue reading

Peaceful Lake Cona Toma

Peaceful Lake Cona Toma
I took part of today off so to get some personal chores done, and glad I did because waiting until the last minute to get time sensitive jobs finished, is not my cup of tea.  I was reminded again how Realtors, no matter where they are, or what they may be doing, are always a text or cell phone call away.  I wasn't surprised by the number of texts … continue reading

Rubber Duckies

Rubber Duckies
It looks like starting tomorrow, we're going to be bracing for a few days with high heat indexes.  With all the rain we've had, there'll be all that much more humidity.  Several more people mentioned today the unfortunate water seepage in their basements from those two storms that started exactly a week ago.  There are several of my current list … continue reading

Falling Down

Falling Down
With my suddenly being in need of a water heater today, I discovered our City's merchants are still without them.  The aftermath of our past two storms is reminding me all the more of what took place after The Flood of 2008.  I'm seeing more driveways covered with wet carpets and rugs from basements that took in water.  Someone mentioned today t … continue reading

Begging for a Bulldozer

Begging for a Bulldozer
Upon hearing we're supposed to be getting more rain these next days, I've grown all the more concerned about many of our City's homeowners.  There've been all the more unfortunate stories told about people getting water in their basements who've never had it all the years they've lived in them.  A client of mine who's also getting seepage, told m … continue reading

Running Circles

Running Circles
I'm sure you all have a few people in your lives who no matter what you tell them to be the truth, they'll insist otherwise and consider the sources of those truths to be shysters who're bent on making other people's lives miserable, when in fact it's those very people who make those warrantless accusations, the ones who're getting some sort of dar … continue reading

Friends are Like Stars

Friends are Like Stars
Having not looked at the weather forecast for several days, I was surprised to see storm clouds brewing in the west this morning.  For once their forecast was true, because we did get rain during our morning rush hour.  It didn't take long for the humidity and temperatures to rise not long afterward.  As I mentioned to a customer today, I can ta … continue reading

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
For sure, it was a race horse of a Monday.  Even though I arrived at the office earlier, I still found myself pressed for time to get everything accomplished that I had planned.  Of course, there were more drop-ins and phone calls than normal which I was happy about.It was an absolutely beauteous day with the humidity being low and the wind h … continue reading

The Sharpest Hooks

The Sharpest Hooks
With having a few appointments and errands to run today, I was shocked to find all the more limbs and trees down from yesterday's wind.   I've pretty much concluded the  hellacious storm we had on the 28th of May which took down many of our trees and big limbs, and also weakened many of the remaining to the point where any significant winds from … continue reading

Wicked Storm

Wicked Storm
The prime topic of conversation all over North Iowa has been the amount of damage done by falling trees and branches from yesterday's storm, and not to mention all the pieces of siding, roofing, and patio furniture peeled off, picked up, and strewn about.  When I went to the Globe Gazette online this morning, I was shocked to find how severe it wa … continue reading