It is Man’s Fate

It is Man’s Fate
As I suspected, it looks like Mother Nature skipped over Spring and is heading right into  summer.  I couldn't believe it was 67 degrees Downtown this afternoon.  I didn't get a chance to look at our extended weather forecast, but it's likely pred … continue reading

Must be Abolished

Must be Abolished
I was delighted to find it 40 degrees outside early this morning, and figured it would get really warm once the cloud cover cleared, but didn't seem to be the case. At least it stayed above freezing which was a great plus.One of my early appointm … continue reading

New Listing... 1137 Manor Drive – Mason City

1137 Manor Drive – Mason City
MLS:
180282
Price:
$ 164900
Curtain rising on this fabulous 3+ bedroom ranch offering numerous recent updates. Gorgeous kitchen/dining area with built-ins and sliding doors to deck and patio, cozy wood burning fireplace in livin … view the listing

Doing Something Right

Doing Something Right
Another Friday came and went rather quickly due to the number of appointments I had today.  Luckily I was able to keep them all within their expected time frames, as well as  assisting several un-scheduled drop-ins.My first appointment today wa … continue reading

A Dinosaur back to Life

A Dinosaur back to Life
For the first time this year, it actually felt like Spring outdoors.  It started out at around 20 degrees when I left for the office, but soon cranked up into the 40's. It's amazing how one's attitude can change once the wind stops blowing, the sun … continue reading

Always Brings us Woe

Always Brings us Woe
Today, whenever the opportunity would arise, I would ask people who're considerably older than me if they ever remember a Spring like this.  They all emphatically replied, "No".  Nearly all would say they recalled one-time dumps of snow in April, b … continue reading

Ground Foragers

Ground Foragers
With it being such a bright and sunny day, I decided to get some errands run before tomorrow's storm hit.  Not realizing the time, I discovered I'd been away from the office for nearly three hours.  It would've been a very pleasant day had the nort … continue reading

Bracing for another Dumping

Bracing for another Dumping
I'm sure everyone wasn't a bit happy about waking up to this morning's 18 degree temperature.  This abnormal weather we've been having has come to the point of being laughable.  I guess when something gets as bad as this, you either start crying or … continue reading

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 waitin … continue reading

The 14th Day of April 2018

The 14th Day of April 2018
The first thing I had to do this morning was to go searching for some homeowner's association documents having to do with the condo I have listed at 422 S. Tennessee Place here in Mason City.  I did manage to find most of them, but what I was missin … continue reading

Mortgage their Children

Mortgage their Children
This wind and rain today was enough to keep nearly everyone inside, but there are always those few brave souls who defy such weather and carry on as if it's just another normal day in North Iowa. As wacky as this weather has been this winter, I'd say … 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 so … continue reading