Category Archives: Life

Lemon Meringue

Lemon Meringue
Thank goodness the sun finally began peeking out from behind the clouds today.  I told a couple from out of town who were closing on a property, "With your arrival as new homeowners to our fair City, you've possibly broken this weather curse we've had hanging over our heads since, simply because the sun started to shine when you arrived."  I'm ho … continue reading

Addlepated Ideas

Addlepated Ideas
With the thunder and lightning nearly knocking me out bed last night, I'd say we've been on a wild ride with our weather since April.  Here we are only a day away from the Summer Solstice, and it sure doesn't feel like it's time for the sun to start marching south again.   I'm afraid everyone in North Iowa will be fit to be tied if we're not giv … continue reading

Unbound Goodness

Unbound Goodness
I didn't even look to see how much rain we received last night, but there was enough to create larger puddles out in the fields. While driving on the edge of town today, I noticed areas of corn damping off due to their roots being saturated with water.  There'll be some dead patches of corn if our high water tables don't go down soon.  I had a sh … continue reading

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