Very Good Bones

Very Good Bones
Another damp and cold one again today, but at least we started getting sun-breaks late in the day which will hopefully mean we'll have sunshine tomorrow. When visiting with a dear friend of mine this morning, we both agreed that these grand swings in … continue reading

New Listing... 814 9th St. SE Mason City

814 9th St. SE Mason City
MLS:
220340
Price:
$ 49500
Truly a Diamond in the Rough located in an ever-popular area of our City!! Features include hardwood floors, main floor laundry, permanent siding, some replacement windows, full-sized lot with alley a … view the listing

A Nocturnal Animal

A Nocturnal Animal
The rain we've been getting was welcome, but the low temps were not. I actually had to turn the furnace on at my office because of the chill. I can't remember the last time I had to have my office furnace running this late in May, and I'm sure Allian … continue reading

Uyghur Detention Camps

Uyghur Detention Camps
It was a bit warmer out today, and likely because the wind wasn't as strong as it's been day after day. From what I've been reading, we're going to be getting rain in the night and likely all day tomorrow, which is why I worked very hard at getting a … continue reading

320 – 1st St. NE, Unit 302

320 – 1st St. NE, Unit 302
We managed to dodge the bullet again with these over-night temperatures because when I left for work this morning, it was hovering around 35 degrees which was a bit too close for comfort when considering if it had dropped a degree or two lower, my to … continue reading

New Listing... 320 1st NE #302, Mason City

320 1st NE #302, Mason City
MLS:
220335
Price:
$ 253000
Spacious 2 bedroom condo located in walking distance to nearly everything. Exceptionally well built along with offering amenities you’ll not find elsewhere including underground parking, elevato … view the listing

Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d

Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloom’d
In spite of it being chilly outdoors, and of course all due to that cold north wind blowing non-stop, I'd say is was fine day by me all the way around because I was able to get more done than I'd planned. Upon arrival at office, I quickly went to … continue reading

Ditch The Cyrillic Alphabet

Ditch The Cyrillic Alphabet
Another chilly day came and went, and what's got me the most worried, is the possibility of getting a light frost in the lowlands, and of course, I technically live in one of them. I'll be beside myself if my tomatoes and peppers get frozen because t … continue reading

They’d Multiplied In The Night

They’d Multiplied In The Night
We had another about-face with the temps again which caused me to dress heavy enough to keep myself insulated against that cold wind coming out of the north. It sounds like it's going to be even colder tomorrow than it was today. That darned wind was … continue reading

Driving On A Washboard

Driving On A Washboard
The rain was welcome this morning, but this afternoon's wind wasn't. I sure hope we don't get any severe storms tonight. I still think all those fires out on the West Coast combined with all of them up in Siberia, are seeding the clouds and making mo … continue reading

Various Shades Of Deep-Blue

Various Shades Of Deep-Blue
Without the wind blowing so strong, I'd say we had a very pleasant day of May. Whenever I was outdoors, I was often catching whiffs of lilacs, and while at a home with many of them, their perfume was so strong, it was almost nauseating. The bulk o … continue reading

They Don’t Even Know Sic-‘Em

They Don’t Even Know Sic-‘Em
The light rainfall we were getting today, was what the farmers would always consider their "million dollar rain" because it would come down slow enough to where it would soak into the soil before creating a run-off. Since I wasn't awakened in the nig … continue reading