Category Archives: Mason CIty

321 S. Carolina Ave.

321 S. Carolina Ave.
If I didn't know any better I'd swear today was a repeat of a Monday after a three day weekend.  I'm certainly happy for the business, but there were a few of those annoying little circumstances, yet still managed to sail thru the day and that's all that matters.We certainly had a wicked storm last evening.  I know we received hail, but I don … continue reading

Educated into Gold

Educated into Gold
I'm still wondering where this week went.  I know I was busy, but to the point of waking up this morning in disbelief that it was Friday, was an unusual happening.  I suppose if I went and looked back at my calendar, the memories would be resurrected, but doubtful I would because it was a roller-coaster I'll not want to ride again any time soon. … continue reading

Come Set a Spell

Come Set a Spell
At least half of my day was spent working on two files which consisted of the potential sale of a home which did happen today, and the other being a closing that's coming up next week.  The two of them needed all the more work than normal due to the complexity and number of people involved.  I again reminded myself that too many cooks spoil the s … continue reading

Laughing all the Way

Laughing all the Way
It looks like Fall is around the corner with the leaves already beginning to turn yellow.  I was being a little vocal with one of the people Downtown over the exceptionally poor choice of trees that were planted along with the pavers used on the Streetscape Project.  First of all, Locust trees would have been my very last choice for curbside plan … continue reading

146 – 12th St. NW

146 – 12th St. NW
It was another creepy early morning with the heavy fog moving around the low lying areas.  I can't remember seeing it so thick during this time of year.  It actually reminded me of something one would see in a Dracula movie.  Thinking it wasn't going to be as hot as predicted, I was proven wrong when I noticed the outside temp being 92 while dri … continue reading

Fake News

Fake News
The dew was very heavy this morning which didn't surprise me considering how humid it was yesterday.  While on the phone this morning with a client, the subject of the amount of rain we've had so far this year came up in conversation.  I'm not sure if any of you remember a Fall a number of years ago when we had a torrential rain before the corn w … continue reading

En-visioning

En-visioning
That was quite the thunderstorm we had last night.  While driving to work, I noticed a considerable number of small branches in yards as well as on the streets.  I figured that wind was going to do some damage because of the color of those clouds.  They reminded me a little of that horrible windstorm which took down trees and power lines on the … continue reading

Our Savior’s Lutheran

Our Savior’s Lutheran
The first and most important little job I had to do this morning, was to get to the office early enough so I could run thru seven hymns and Service music, so to be ready for the 9:00 am Sunday gathering at Our Savior's Lutheran Church here in Mason City.A little over a week ago, the secretary of their congregation set me an email asking if I wo … continue reading

Cluster of Counties

Cluster of Counties
One of my top priorities this morning was to mix up weed killer and get some spraying done.  I normally do everything I can to keep from using any kind of herbicides, but there come those times when the battle against them gets too great.  I'm of the belief that the late Spring and continued rains and hot weather this year have caused them to gro … continue reading

Pot with a Spout

Pot with a Spout
Thank goodness it wasn't such a hot and humid day today.  I'm remembering how horrible the it was on the 4th before the wind changed directions and the short rain arrived.  There's certainly one nasty by-product of all the rain we've been getting, and that's the increased number of biting flies and mosquitos.  I've had more mosquito bites alread … continue reading