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My Good Deed

My Good Deed
Without even thinking twice, I'm sure many of you were doing the same thing I was this morning--shoveling snow. After seeing how many driveways and sidewalks were still un-shoveled after finishing up mine, caused me to wonder if many were just waiting for it to melt off, or decided to stay inside until the afternoon arrived.  Of course always,  m … continue reading

Cunningly Fomenting

Cunningly Fomenting
Here we are at the 12th of April, and the snowbanks in the Manor's parking lot across the street from my office, are still around six feet tall.  Just so you get a better picture of how creepy our weather has been, we are 112 days past the winter solstice which was back on the 21st of December 2017.  But, what's all the more shocking is finding t … continue reading

Sagging Branches

Sagging Branches
While driving back, I decided to take a small detour and drive down a blacktop I've not been on for about five years.  The main reason I went, was to see an old farmstead one of my relatives lived on for too many years.  It appeared after the death of the remaining parent, nearly all signs of there ever being a home and buildings on that place we … continue reading

As Sharp as Nut Picks

As Sharp as Nut Picks
I managed to make it to one of our City's early church services this morning.  The sermon was a little flat, but we can't always expect stellar sermons on a weekly basis considering we live in North Iowa.  Saying this now, reminds me of a conversation I had with one of my favorite pastors in the area.  His sermons are always off the cuff which I … continue reading

Squeeze a Buffalo

Squeeze a Buffalo
Every time I pick up a current events magazine, or read any of the international online news, I grow all the more concerned about the direction the governments of our world's countries are moving.With it being a little slow at my open house today which was likely due it being extra warm and sunny, I decided to take a peek at one of the recent e … continue reading

White Shite Tonight

White Shite Tonight
I walked up the not so slick sidewalk and got the house unlocked as well as turning on as many lights I could find.  But while doing that, I hadn't realized the buyers had already arrived and were making their way in the direction of the driveway.  Before I got the front door opened, the husband had already slipped and nearly fallen.  I quickly … continue reading

Absolute Laziness

Absolute Laziness
Please don't forget about my public open house tomorrow that's located at 1034 Park Lane here in Mason City.  I'll be there from 1:00 - 3:00 PM, so do tell everyone because it really is a very well built home in a much sought after district of our City.  As far as I'm concerned, it should've been sold right out of the gates, but I have to remembe … continue reading

1853 Springview Drive

1853 Springview Drive
First off, the kitchen/dining area to the back of the home offers abundant natural lighting and fabulous views of the outdoors due to there being no homes behind it.  I've always liked homes with that feature because it offers more privacy both outside and within.The master bedroom has a 1/2 bath off, and all the windows were recently replaced … continue reading

Half Empty

Hopefully everyone has arrived safely where they needed to be the day after Christmas.One can only imagine all the left-overs that were being re-invented for today's meal and possibly a few more forward.  Some meats actually taste better twice warmed.  I'm sure you've all had left-over turkey and standing rib roast sandwiches the following da … continue reading

Waiting for the Day

After finding a light coat of snow on the ground this morning, with great dis-pleasure I went into the storeroom and pulled out the snow shovel which I'd hoped would remain there for a few more weeks.  It's amazing how quickly we forget those many muscles that go un-used when shoveling until it comes time to do it again.  I'm sure I'll be having … continue reading