Cloud of Uncertainty

Cloud of Uncertainty
As we approach the last days of February, I'm finding those little signs of Spring beginning to appear, and all the happier for it. While on the phone today with a client, he also mentioned how much longer this year's winter has seemed. Of course I … continue reading

The Summer Kitchen

The Summer Kitchen
It looked like Ash Wednesday started off on a good footing this morning, but when it suddenly started snowing large flakes, I began to wonder. In spite of it only lasting about five minutes or so, the size of those flakes reminded me of pieces of ash … continue reading

A Little Duck

A Little Duck
I'm sure everyone's thankful over our not getting hit with the snow and wind that was predicted for this morning. When looking at our extended weather forecast, it appears we're going to be back in the upper 30's this weekend, and you can be sure I'l … continue reading

For Rent... 1008 N. Delaware Ave Mason City

1008 N. Delaware Ave Mason City
Available:
March 1, 2020
Rent:
$ 650
Charming 2 bedroom duplex offering generous room sizes, hardwood floors, 1 1/2 baths, stove, refrigerator, newer windows, central air, 1 stall garage with opener, and more. Absolutely no smokers and n … view the property

Creating an Apiary

Creating an Apiary
I was expecting it warmer than it was today, but with the breezes coming out of the north, it was of no surprise. At least we did get a good amount of thawing yesterday which helped to melt off and dry up our slippery streets and walkways.A trade … continue reading

Breaking-thru Winter

Breaking-thru Winter
With our days growing longer and the temps rising, I'm now finding it more bearable to be out and about early in the morning. There's nothing like traveling to work in the midst of dawn breaking, because it truly feels like another fresh start of a n … continue reading

Per Capita Debt

I don't think it could've been a more perfect 22nd day of February with the sun warmly shining, and our temps hovering around 40 degrees. When you think about it, we are now two months forward from the shortest day of the year, but when going bac … continue reading

Hybridization of Evil

Hybridization of Evil
Once the temps moved above freezing, everyone seemed to have wider smiles and lighter steps. Yes, in spite of some opposing opinions, our North Iowa weather does have more negative psychological effects on us than we want to admit. Just today I found … continue reading

Big-boned Bully

Big-boned Bully
Fortunately it was only minus nine degrees this morning instead of the eleven to thirteen below that was earlier predicted. With the sun shining and no wind blowing, made it all the more tolerable thru-out our day. Only nine more days to go and we're … continue reading

Thumbing a Ride

Thumbing a Ride
It was bordering on bitterly cold when I left for work, but come tomorrow morning, the minus double digits we're likely going to have, will be even more noteworthy. Thinking I'd just walk down to City Hall to pay some water bills, I soon discovered h … continue reading

Reeling Forward

Reeling Forward
Someday soon, this snow is all going to melt away, and in its place, there'll be fresh green grass and smiling blossoms, but until then, we must trod along and remain diligent with keeping ourselves warm and healthy so we'll be all the more readied f … continue reading

Pease Porridge Hot

Pease Porridge Hot
As much as I was wishing it would continue raining until this storm passed, my hopes were dashed when looking outside this afternoon and seeing those big wet snowflakes falling, and if it keeps at it much longer, there'll be some darned heavy snow to … continue reading