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Jamon Iberico

Jamon Iberico
Oh how wonderful it was to have the sun out all day today!  It actually warmed up enough to melt some of the snow off the sidewalks and streets.  Of course with the cloud cover lifted, we'll be having some colder nights along with early mornings and late afternoons.  I'm in full agreement of global warming, but it sure hasn't been felt these pas … continue reading

To Such Limits

To Such Limits
Most of my morning was spent performing my normal first of the month accounting tasks as well as paying the monthly bills that seem to magically appear every 30 days at my office.  When writing out checks, I once in a while think of the times several in the general public have made a few unkind remarks about how Realtors makes such big bucks with … continue reading

Are they Really Listening

Are they Really Listening
If we have to endure weather like we've been having for all the many winter days ahead, I'd say there'll be crowds of our residents ready to pack up, move, and never come back.  I'll wager I was the coldest thus far while showing a vacant home today that had no heat or lights.  For some reason, those ice boxes always seem colder on the inside tha … continue reading

Between Holidays

Between Holidays
So much for the sunny day I was expecting.  It was almost like we were trapped somewhere in the Nor-East near a body of water considering how damp the air was.  Oh well, at least it was above freezing which is always a good thing.Having a few hours to kill this morning, I figured I'd go change my clothes and work at a project. While there, I … continue reading

Windows of Inspiration

Windows of Inspiration
For me, it was a bit unusual Sunday morning due to an early appointment I had to show a home to some buyers I've been working with.  Many apologies were made for such an early time--especially it being Sunday.  I'm always quick to remind buyers that an active Realtor will always try to work around their work schedules.  Little did those buyers k … continue reading

Veteran’s Day of 2018

Veteran’s Day of 2018
Thank goodness it was in the upper 20's this morning when I left the house.  While out, I did discover I'm finally getting used to the cold because I was actually getting a bit too warm while wearing my wool coat.The first thing I had on my plate this morning, was to go over to St. Paul Lutheran Church and play for their 8:30 am Service.  Tha … continue reading

Live to Be a Hundred

Live to Be a Hundred
For those of you that had this Holiday day off, I'm hoping you found time to do something special in spite of this near non-stop rain.  Since our soil is overly-saturated, I've noticed a great number of sump pumps running again today.  I'm not so sure we're going to have our normal Fall colors, and likely because we're getting so much rain.  The … continue reading

One Last Kiss

One Last Kiss
Every year at this time, as we're rapidly approaching the Autumnal Equinox, I become a bit sad knowing that our day's will now gradually be shortening until December 21st rolls around, and then the process will start all over again.  Dealing with the snow and cold is bad enough, but the added darkness is what makes winter loathsome at times.Ju … continue reading

Another Perfect Day

Another Perfect Day
I was in near shock to find it evolving into one of the most beautiful of pre-Fall days to where I went to work finding as much to keep me outdoors as possible.  One of my long-term clients stopped in just to say "hello" since I'd not seen him since the closing of a home he sold back in March.  His family has done business with my office for a nu … continue reading

Work and Wait

Work and Wait
There's no question this summer has been one filled with lingering humidity.  I'm sure many of the newbies to North Iowa will think all are summers are filled with heat and humidity.  The sales of dehumidifiers have been brisk to where some stores can't keep enough of them in stock.  I showed a vacant home today that didn't have central air, and … continue reading