Monthly Archives: October 2018

It’s a Mainstay

It’s a Mainstay
I can tell it's going to be some time for me to grow accustomed to this cold weather.  Seems each year it takes about 2+ weeks to comfortably endure the cold, and then another two weeks on the opposite side to get myself acclimated to the heat, so when you think about it, there's about a month out of my life every year in which my body has to work … continue reading

We’ve got Snow!

We’ve got Snow!
If there was ever was a funky Sunday, I'd say this one was a classic.  It seemed like all my plans went awry from the start of my day to where that's all I later did was just go with the flow of it instead of trying to get plans back on track that continued to derail.This was my Sunday morning to play the organ and piano at St. Paul Lutheran C … continue reading

38 N. Willowgreen Court

38 N. Willowgreen Court
Alas the sun was shining for about four hours today which was better than nothing considering our many days without.  The leaves have certainly been falling all the more since yesterday morning's frost which means we've got some raking to do.Having seen at least ten deer within our city limits today, I'm staying exceptionally hopeful there'll … continue reading

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
We can chalk up our early morning of the 12th of October 2018 as being our first noticeable freeze because at 6:30 this morning, my outside digital thermometer read 29 degrees.  For sure, we'll be seeing some definite signs of Fall. Now lets all hope the rain has stopped long enough for our area's fields to dry out so the farmers can get their cro … continue reading

Balcony Views

Balcony Views
So much for a pleasant Fall with such weather these past days.  From what I've been seeing,  our overnight temps are supposed to be dropping down into the 20's tonight.  Ouch!  Part of my morning was spent making sure the furnaces were running in the vacant homes I have listed, and tomorrow morning I'll be checking several more.   Every year … continue reading

Every Test of Time

Every Test of Time
The rain we received last night was causing a real concern with me when seeing how the creeks were rising, and approaching the levels they were when we had flooding back in June.   While driving to work this morning, I could see many sump pumps spewing water out onto the curbsides.  I'm hoping this is going to be the last of the heavy rains for … continue reading

Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy
Considering how many times I was out in the rain today, it came as no surprise my feeling, and likely appearing to be a drowned rat.  I'm continuing to hold my breath in hopes our waterways, streams, and rivers won't be spewing water over their banks.   It's got to the point where I don't even want to walk on grass since our lawns have become so … continue reading

Live to Be a Hundred

Live to Be a Hundred
For those of you that had this Holiday day off, I'm hoping you found time to do something special in spite of this near non-stop rain.  Since our soil is overly-saturated, I've noticed a great number of sump pumps running again today.  I'm not so sure we're going to have our normal Fall colors, and likely because we're getting so much rain.  The … continue reading

Rampant Tribalism

Rampant Tribalism
With it being such a sad and dreary morning, I decided to stick closer to home by attending a local church service.  For the first time in the handful of times I'd been in attendance, I actually enjoyed the entire Service.  There was a relatively young pastor officiating who was dropping things and bungling a few readings, which made him all the … continue reading

Adieu to Summer

Adieu to Summer
Most of my morning was spent working on getting an acreage sold that was just listed by another office two days ago.   I didn't waste any time getting my buyers in to see it yesterday, and then telling them to have a good talk and sleep over it last night.  Not to many minutes after 9:00  this morning they called to say they wanted to come to m … continue reading