Monthly Archives: April 2018

Corporate Monarchy

Corporate Monarchy
There's one particular sale file I've been working on for the past two weeks that's just about got me fit to be tied.  I'd say every year or two there's at least one quirky transaction that becomes exceptionally stressful and time consuming, and it's almost always with a listing of mine having been sold by another real estate agency.  The most me … continue reading

Another One on The Way

Another One on The Way
I'm sure you've already guessed what my first job this morning was.  Yes, you're right, it was back to shoveling.  I don't know who was doing the measuring when they said we received 7.8" inches, and by the way that was a record breaker, because I was shoveling more like 8.5" or more.  Some are now beginning to think that when Spring finally doe … continue reading

This 8th Day of April, 2018

This 8th Day of April, 2018
The first and foremost job for me this morning was to drive to my office and get myself prepared for my scheduled playing of the organ and piano for the Sunday morning Service at St. Paul Lutheran Church here in Mason City.  I normally try to arrive there early enough so to run thru all their hymns and service music before congregants begin arrivi … continue reading

Thought Provoking One-liners

Thought Provoking One-liners
Morning greeted us once again with single digit temps before the sun started coming up.  Even though it was sunny, that cold northwest wind managed to keep our afternoon in the 30's. Looks like we're going to have to brace ourselves for another round of heavy wet snow that's going to get dumped on us tomorrow.While visiting with one of my dear … continue reading

Confirming Studies

Confirming Studies
Oh Mercy!  The wind today was strong enough to blow just about anyone into the next County.  And with it being such a cold wind, made it all the more troublesome while outdoors.  Believe it or not, I was dressed in my high winter togs, and glad of it.   It was so bad, I was compelled to drive everywhere I needed to go, including  places I nor … continue reading

Boutique Bakery

Boutique Bakery
Twas another cold one here again this morning.  Thank goodness it was relatively calm out, or that 16 degrees would've felt much colder with an accompanying wind chill.Just out of curiosity, this morning I counted the number of days that have passed since the Winter solstice, and then started counting back the equal number of days behind the s … continue reading

The Chills

The Chills
Just before leaving home this morning, I glanced to see what the temperature was outside.  I can't remember a year when it was 5 degrees outside with a windchill of -5 below zero in the month of April.  It's no wonder everyone's getting cranky from being held hostage by their cabin fever due to our extended winter.The four inches of snow we r … continue reading

Do You Like Butter

Do You Like Butter
Well, it looks like winter is back at it again.   The streets around the City were exceptionally greasy to where I almost got broad-sided while driving thru a 4-way stop.  The person at the crossing street was doing everything she could to get her big SUV to stop, but she just kept sliding towards me.  Thank goodness I got past her in time befo … continue reading

Old Fashioned Sausage

Old Fashioned Sausage
After seeing our weather forecast for tomorrow, I was disgusted to the point of wanting to go out and spit.  I hope it's not going to be another inaccurate forecast like last the storm we had two weekends ago.  Like tomorrow's, we were only supposed to get 6 - 8 inches, but what did we get?  More like around two feet.  I'm certainly not looking … continue reading

Executive Order

Executive Order
While driving away from that Easter Service this morning, I was wishing I'd gone to a different church because there were a few hypocrites there whom I've known for a great number of years who were putting on their acts of being lily-white and beyond reproach.  I've always attempted to never be in the same crowd as such unctuous double-dealers.  … continue reading