Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Book of Wisdom

The Book of Wisdom
The first thing I did on my way to work this morning was to check the Winnebago River's rising waters.  Of course as suspected, it was even higher this morning than it was yesterday. There were huge ponds of water on the north side of the Winnebago near the sledding hill of East Park.  And when I drove down East State Street, I noticed the City w … continue reading

Golden Wings

Golden Wings
When seeing those ominously dark storm clouds rolling in at dusk last night, I figured we were going to be in for another pounding, and by the looks of the closed-off streets early this morning, I'd say we did.  One of my clients mentioned today, and then confirmed by another later, that since Monday we received eight inches of rain.  Now that's … continue reading

1141 is Certainly the One

1141 is Certainly the One
It came as no surprise to see the streets flooding early this morning after being awakened several times in the night by the rain.  To think it's the 20th of September and we're getting this amount of rain, especially knowing this is supposed to be the time when things start drying out.  I drove past the entrance to East Park and wasn't surprised … continue reading

Democrazy

Democrazy
We certainly got dumped on again today with the rain, but at least the sun is shining now, so hopefully we won't get anymore tonight.  I heard we have flash flood warnings out which doesn't make anyone living near water very happy.  My prophesy of it being a hot and dry summer certainly didn't come to pass.  The only reason I believed it would t … continue reading

434 – 23rd St. SW

434 – 23rd St. SW
It was quite the downpour of rain this morning.  Thank goodness I was already at the office when it started.  It was yet another one of those storms where the clouds dropped sheets of rain.  And to think we have more in store for us later this week.  One of my clients told me that her rain gauge showed 1 1/2 inches.  After hearing that, it's n … continue reading

Stellar Senior Housing

Stellar Senior Housing
It was quite the windstorm that came up out of nowhere this afternoon wasn't it?  I was waiting for a customer to get off the phone to tell her it looked like there were dark storm clouds moving in from the west, but was interrupted myself by a phone call.  We weren't inside maybe five minutes when the wind started blowing like the dickens.  We … continue reading

Furious Movements

Furious Movements
Thank goodness it didn't get as hot today as yesterday which gave me an opportunity to get some much needed outdoor work done.  Unfortunately the jiggers are out and yours truly have a few bites to prove it.  As much as I like being outdoors when possible, it's not much fun when being pestered by those little black devils.In spite of it being … continue reading

And Eat it Too

And Eat it Too
I'm thinking today's 92+ degrees was something to be remembered since it's September 15th and not July 15th.  We go from days of rain to hotter than heck, and then left to wonder what's next.  I've been watching the devastation that's being created by hurricane Florence, and exceptionally happy it hasn't been as bad as predicted, or at least it a … continue reading

Memory Marker

Memory Marker
I was surprised to find our temperatures climbing into the mid 80's this afternoon.  While I was out and about, I could certainly feel how different a late summer heat can be to where it almost feels hotter than it is.  I'm sure the jiggers are going to be out in full force these coming days.  I despise those little black devils because they're … continue reading

Miniature White Pumpkin

Miniature White Pumpkin
It looks like we're on a roll with the arrival of yet another wonderful North Iowa day.  It won't surprise me if these warm days will continue as one of many after-affects of hurricane Florence.  Often times, whenever there's a hurricane in the south or southeast, our temperatures are warmer than normal, and unfortunately we sometimes get accompa … continue reading