Obsolescence at Work

Obsolescence at Work
It's too bad the sun didn't stay out more than it was in, but at least it was warmer today than it has been for a handful. I mentioned earlier how much I'm really not ready for such cold days having arrived so early, and should it warm up again, we'l … continue reading

Agonize over the Thought

Agonize over the Thought
Our last "hump day" day of the month came and went without any great happenings, and once it got above freezing, I went out and took care of a few errands before it grew busier, and one of them was my delivery of a small gift to a young woman which I … continue reading

Green Tomato Ketchup

Green Tomato Ketchup
In spite of it still being below 32 degrees nearly the entire day, the sunny skies seemed to make our day feel all the warmer. It's interesting how the sun can brighter our spirits and lighten our loads even on cold days. Oh well, at least it appears … continue reading

Immersed in the Now

Immersed in the Now
Yikes! We had a double whammy this morning with about an inch of snow on the ground along with temperatures in the teens. It looks like we are headed into an early winter which has me a little unsettled due to its early arrival, and the first thing I … continue reading

Bot Texting

Bot Texting
It looks like Mother Nature managed to get our landscapes covered with her first snowy visitation, but what bothers me, is the fact we're not even halfway thru the official season of Fall which as the years go on, I'm finding all the more pleasing. N … continue reading

Double-deep Parking

Double-deep Parking
Oh my goodness! We sure had a good freeze over the night and when I looked at the thermometer when leaving for work, it was eighteen degrees. Ouch! With that said, we'll be seeing all the rest of our trees loosing the leaves they've been holding fast … continue reading

Our First Tackles

Our First Tackles
Twas a bit on the nippy side again this morning with our humidity hovering around 95% along with a near gale-force wind out of the northwest. It sure doesn't feel like the Octobers I once knew, but such is to be expected when global warming and clima … continue reading

Survival Modes

Survival Modes
After hearing how much snow Southern Iowa and the Minneapolis area received several days ago, I guess I have no cause to be complaining about the possibility of snow for our area this coming Sunday. Yes, it seems as though Mother Nature has dismissed … continue reading

Extended-stay Hotels

Extended-stay Hotels
Alas the sun managed to break thru the clouds later today which made it feel all that much warmer outdoors, and glad for it because I've sure had my share of driving out of town this week, and it looks like it's going to be an every-day occurrence th … continue reading

House Mouse Brown

House Mouse Brown
I dare say it couldn't have been a more gloomy day in mid-October with our intermittent light rain and a dampness that entered every exposed pore. Let's just hope we get the moisture we needed and then move on to many more pleasant sun-filled Fall da … continue reading

Jellied Giggle Water

Jellied Giggle Water
What happened to Fall? It's only the 19th of October and already there's a possibility of that evil white stuff forecast for tomorrow. I understand getting a light dusting of snow in October, but as in years gone by, it's usually an abnormality at th … continue reading

Wolves and Bears

Wolves and Bears
With it being Sunday morning, my first duty was to head off to my quiet corner so to get another much-needed spiritual workout completed after this past week's crazy happenings. I spent far more time at it because of all the voices and visuals I had … continue reading