Category Archives: Life

Six or more Inches

Six or more Inches
When hearing we're supposed to possibly get another 8 inches of snow starting early in the morning, I'd say Mother Nature has decided to make up for all the snow we didn't get over these past 30 days.  Having been in and out of the office a number of times, I'd say I'm already getting very tired of winter, and all the more so because we really sho … continue reading

Stone Jars

Stone Jars
Wasn't that quite the shock effect when walking outdoors this morning?  Besides there being more snow to clear off, it was below zero. Ouch!  At least the wind wasn't blowing much stronger than a breeze, and thank goodness for that.I was all the more glad I'd cancelled that planned open house for today because for sure it would've been a wast … continue reading

Everyone Chipped In

Everyone Chipped In
While on my way to the office this morning, my fears were confirmed by how dangerously slick the streets and sidewalks were, and mostly due to the roadways not appearing ice covered.  I would say this mornings pavement coating was about as close you could get to what some refer to as black ice.When discovering I needed another storage bin, I t … continue reading

Braunschweiger Sandwich

Braunschweiger Sandwich
Another typical Monday arrived with the number of phone calls and drop-ins which certainly made the hours pass quickly.  In spite of my office being more than warm, it seemed every time the front door opened, there'd be a damp chill entering that took some time to dispel.  For sure I didn't go walking anywhere with that outside air being as damp … continue reading

Absolutely No Shame

Absolutely No Shame
I was expecting the sun to be out in full force today, but that wasn't Mother Nature's plan for us.  In spite of it being overcast, with camera in hand, I decided to take a drive over to Clear Lake just so to add to my collection of photos of which I attempt to share with you all the ones I believe best.It was more lifeless over there than I'v … continue reading

An Inferno

An Inferno
I'm a little disappointed in myself for speaking yesterday about having the home located at 807 - 5th St. SE posted online today because when I went over there this morning, I found the painter still working away at getting his paint job completed which meant no photos today.  I did get all the measurements done along with taking more notes, so ho … continue reading

A Mother Now

A Mother Now
It was quite biting out this morning when finding it hovering around 8 degrees, but at least the wind did die down in the night.  I think it made it up to around 30 degrees when out of the wind and in the direct sunlight early this afternoon, so at least it wasn't that bad the entire day.I stopped to pay a long-overdue visit to one of my dear … continue reading

From all Directions

From all Directions
It appears North Iowa is getting pounded by another Alberta Clipper, and I was so hoping it would go down with the sun, but more than likely it'll be blowing like this all night and on into tomorrow.  From the time I was young, hearing those strong winds blowing thru the tall trees always sounded to me like waves of water hitting the shoreline of … continue reading

Tasting of Mold

Tasting of Mold
Not much was happening in real estate today other than showing another icky rental that certainly showed signs of neglect and abuse.  What leaves me always wondering about the core values of some, is when I show homes they live in that border on pig styes, and especially when they've had more than a day's notice to get them presentable.I'd be … continue reading

Anytime is a Good Time

Anytime is a Good Time
Oh what a beautiful morning and another glorious day on the 4th of January!  I'm just going to stay hopeful that it doesn't warm too much to where the trees and shrubs think Spring has arrived early and start budding.  That would not be a very good thing to happen because it'll surely take away much needed energy required when real Spring does ar … continue reading