Monthly Archives: September 2018

Eye-catching Rustic

Eye-catching Rustic
Another cold and gray day in North Iowa happened again.  Too many past Septembers have been remembered as being dry, sunny, and warm, which I would say didn't place most of this month.  With all the rain we've been getting, there are some lawns around town that appear a near florescent green.  Let's hope October will bless us with much warmer an … continue reading

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints
I wasn't the least bit happy to see frost on the rooftops while driving to work this morning.  Since many areas of Mason City are considered to be in the "lowlands", the coldest temperatures are therefore found in our lowest.  It only stands to reason when remembering cold air falls and warm air rises, which is why many homes with open staircases … continue reading

If One’s Good

If One’s Good
Well, I'm happy to announce that I made it thru the day without any last minute fires to put out on the multiple, and nearly back-to-back closings I had this morning.  It wouldn't have been so bad if they were all at the same bank or closing companies, but unfortunately, they were across town.At one of the closings, I was in near shock when th … continue reading

Rising Hills

Rising Hills
Another ugly gray day in North Iowa came and went along with a few sprinkles of rain from time to time.  I'm really hoping we're not going to have an early winter because I'm not so sure I'll be the least bit ready for another one as of yet, due to our not having a normal Summer.  Oh well, whatever Mother Nature dishes out, we have no other choic … continue reading

Come Back Alive in 665

Come Back Alive in 665
As we're approaching the end of September, I can definitely feel the transitioning taking place from Summer to Fall.  It seems all the more pronounced this time than in years before with it suddenly going from days in the mid to upper 80's and then dropping down into the mid 60's.After speaking with a dear client of mine this morning, I was re … continue reading

Take a Ride

Take a Ride
I wasn't happy about this early arrival of the rain that wasn't supposed to be here until Thursday.  Oh well, it happened, and now the skies have cleared off, so hopefully it will start drying off.My entire morning was spent on a long drive to Eastern Iowa to meet with some people whom I'd made an appointment with early last week.  I was hopi … continue reading

Flaming Red Wing

Flaming Red Wing
As expected, it was a hectic Monday with phone calls, appointments, and a handful of other little to do's.  What caused me extra time and frustration, was when I went to check on one of my vacant listings, and finding the electronic lockbox on the property somehow decided to give me an error code when trying to open it with my code.  Making matte … continue reading

Humanity’s Greatest Threat

Humanity’s Greatest Threat
In spite of it being a little chilly this morning, it grew into being a delightful Fall day.  Thank goodness for it, because it was a busy one for me.  I'm hoping the fields will dry up enough for our farmers to get their beans picked.  When I was out in the country yesterday afternoon, I noticed some pretty brown soybean fields that are more th … continue reading

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