Monthly Archives: April 2018

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 was with a retiree who is thinking of selling his home and moving closer to his immediate family.  I' … 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 begins to shine brightly, and the temperatures being above freezing.Having an hour or so of free … 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, but never the near weekly storms we've had since mid-March.  I read again where if there's an extend … 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 northwest wind not been spewing more cold air on North Iowa.  I still go into a bit of shock every time … 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 laughing. Wouldn't we all prefer to get a few giggles out of it before it's finally over?One of … 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 waiting for it to melt off, or decided to stay inside until the afternoon arrived.  Of course always,  m … 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 missing were their rules and regulations, so I placed a call to the owner asking if she had her copy.  Th … 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 if and when it does get back to normal for this time of year, people will consider it be abnormal. … 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 solstice which was back on the 21st of December 2017.  But, what's all the more shocking is finding t … continue reading

Thinking the World

Thinking the World
For whatever reason, our supposed warm temps really didn't feel so mild today due to the dampness in our air and the cold wind ever-blowing from the north.  I was surprised to find the City workers clearing snow away from the curbsides in the Downtown today.  I think they held off on doing it until they realized it wasn't melting off fast enough- … continue reading