Quiet Ones

Quiet Ones
Let's hope the wind went down with the sun tonight and won't start up again tomorrow.  This month has been more like December than I've seen in years, and hopefully it won't continue on like this because if it does, we're going to be seeing some rea … continue reading

These Last Months of 2018

These Last Months of 2018
I believe the best job in the world is that of a meteorologist, because if their predicted temperatures, for say a given week are wrong, they still keep their jobs and likely just chalk all those many in-correct predictions off as examples of how un- … 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 plat … continue reading

A Young Me

A Young Me
It wasn't a pleasant experience when finding it 7 degrees outside this morning, but at least the wind wasn't blowing which would've sent the windchill down below zero.I did manage to arrive at the office early enough to get out and do that little … continue reading

As Snug as a Bug

As Snug as a Bug
Believe me, I wasn't a happy camper when finding snow on the ground this morning, and to make matters worse, the roads were exceptionally icy--especially the intersections.  Since it was so early, I quickly discovered the City hadn't  yet sanded th … continue reading

Dutch Mansard

Dutch Mansard
With this weather turning all the more winter-like, I keep getting the “feeling” that winter ushered itself out not so very long ago.  But then I'm reminded of the snowstorms this past April and May which shortened our months of pleasant weather … continue reading

Off-Worldly Things

Off-Worldly Things
For the first time since the cold arrived, I found myself digging out my winter coat.  Oh Mercy, it was really biting this morning!  It wouldn't have been so bad if the wind wasn't blowing, and when out and about in it today, I was certainly glad I … continue reading

People of Real Character

People of Real Character
Oh Mercy!  This has been quite the cold and windy day for a turnout of voters in North Iowa.  Since I attempt to do my duty and vote every time the elections roll around, I hopped in my car around 7:30 am and drove out to one of the voting stations … continue reading

Strip You Bare

Strip You Bare
Many of us believe these light rains aren't having much effect on weeping foundations and seeping basement floor cracks, but in reality, all the many hours have added up to where people are getting water in their basements along with their sump pumps … continue reading

Cat Tracks

Cat Tracks
Since my inner clock was still set on daylight saving's time I curiously found myself driving to the office an hour earlier this morning.  It'll take a few days for me to get adjusted, so I'll just have to live with getting up an hour earlier than n … continue reading

Childish Tribalism

Childish Tribalism
Thank goodness it was more of a light mist all day instead of something much heavier.  My marathon of showings were productive to where the buyers have already narrowed their choices down to two properties which will make it much easier for them to … continue reading

Oaken Pleasures

Oaken Pleasures
For some reason, the chill in the air was back at it again today, and I dare say I never did feel comfortably warm.  I guess it's not just me because of the comments I heard from a number of others.  What gets me, is seeing some still running aroun … continue reading