Monthly Archives: July 2018

Becoming Mighty

Becoming Mighty
Thank goodness those northerly breezes started drying things out in North Iowa.  It certainly was damp out this morning.  In the shaded areas, I don't think the grass finally dried enough to mow until around noontime.  All in all, it turned out to be a glorious July day.Most of my morning was spent performing the back end duties of a Realtor … continue reading

Sleep on It

Sleep on It
Early this morning, I turned into one of my "mini-me's" by taking the initiative to go over and do some deep kitchen and bathroom cleaning at a property belonging to a client of mine who's physically unable to do it, along with not having the extra money to pay for it.  I figured I'd make an honest attempt to get it sparkling since there's going t … continue reading

Fish without Nets

Fish without Nets
Those were quite the episodes of rain we had today weren't they?  The one earlier this morning sent it down in sheets.  Alas the clouds are starting to clear off allowing the sun to peek thru.  I may sound a bit negative, but I'll be glad when this funky year of weather is over, along with hopes of never seeing another year like it again.  Afte … continue reading

Deep Price Reductions

Deep Price Reductions
Being it already mid-week, I'd say there's been a great amount of real estate activity for our office, but on the down-side, I'll have to admit there was great dis-appointment when hearing after two weeks of waiting and wondering, a particular buyer working with another Realtor, decided at the last moment against placing an offer on one of my listi … continue reading

22 Steps

22 Steps
Thank goodness for the cooling temperatures.  I was beginning to think the heat was going to be with us into perpetuity.  When I mentioned something to a secretary this morning about our reprieve, she said, "No matter anyone thinks, I still love summer."  Of course she added, "I could do without the humidity."  I was fully on the same page with … continue reading

The Place to Be

The Place to Be
I'd say this was a Monday to be remembered with the number of appointments I had scheduled along with the number of phone calls and drop-ins.  I did manage to make them all, with the exception of being 10 minutes late for one this morning due to an extended phone call.  This week may possibly go down as being my "listing" week since there were tw … continue reading

Our Savior’s Lutheran

Our Savior’s Lutheran
The first and most important little job I had to do this morning, was to get to the office early enough so I could run thru seven hymns and Service music, so to be ready for the 9:00 am Sunday gathering at Our Savior's Lutheran Church here in Mason City.A little over a week ago, the secretary of their congregation set me an email asking if I wo … continue reading

Cluster of Counties

Cluster of Counties
One of my top priorities this morning was to mix up weed killer and get some spraying done.  I normally do everything I can to keep from using any kind of herbicides, but there come those times when the battle against them gets too great.  I'm of the belief that the late Spring and continued rains and hot weather this year have caused them to gro … continue reading

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green
At least the rain we had this afternoon brought the temperatures down to comfortable levels once again.  Yesterday was an absolute beast with the heat and humidity.  It seemed like it just didn't want to get cooler, even long after the sun went down.  Those nasty biting flies seem all the more in numbers this year to where they're even in the Do … continue reading

A Rage to Live

A Rage to Live
It didn't come as any surprise to find myself standing on a ladder near a roof's edge this morning.  Curious me always has to have a look at what others are seeing.  I was reminded how much easier it is to climb up a ladder than it is to come down.  As much as we're told not to look down, we always have to get a peek which then creates the fear … continue reading