Monthly Archives: November 2018

All the More Wrong

All the More Wrong
It was a pretty usual end of the month Friday with all the rental calls coming in, and for some reason, they were even calling before 8:00 am.  I think with this weekend's storm coming, the prospects of being able to get moved before there are snowbanks to climb, is finally sinking in.Once again, I was reminded today, the need to check for wat … continue reading

Goog Less

Goog Less
The snow we received overnight was more than just a dusting to where I found myself out shoveling the front sidewalk of my office, and then following up with a good brooming.  Every time I'm out sweeping that snow, I'm reminded of an old black and white photo I saw years ago showing poor hunch-backed old ladies out sweeping snow off pavers of Mosc … continue reading

A Blue Ring

A Blue Ring
I'm hoping the snow is going to stop soon, or we'll be doing some serious shoveling in the morning.  I received a weather alert on my cell phone this evening stating there'd been travel advisories issued for our area, and by the looks of our highways while driving home, I'd say they were rightfully issued.Most of my morning was focused on gett … continue reading

Are they Really Listening

Are they Really Listening
If we have to endure weather like we've been having for all the many winter days ahead, I'd say there'll be crowds of our residents ready to pack up, move, and never come back.  I'll wager I was the coldest thus far while showing a vacant home today that had no heat or lights.  For some reason, those ice boxes always seem colder on the inside tha … continue reading

Deep and Lasting Hurts

Deep and Lasting Hurts
Ouch!  Another cold and windy day in North Iowa happened again.  At least the wind wasn't blowing as much as yesterday, but it was still too cold for this time of year.One of my clients called to tell me she'd be out of the country for several months while on her first visit to New Zealand.  I was exceptionally excited for her because she de … continue reading

Tastefully Tailored

Tastefully Tailored
With the day so dark and windy, I figured I'd take a drive to a church service early this morning.  After having been caught by a train stopped at a crossing, I had to drive all the farther to get around it which made me almost late for their Services.When finding there was a flutist accompanying the organist, I was thanking myself for making … continue reading

Between Holidays

Between Holidays
So much for the sunny day I was expecting.  It was almost like we were trapped somewhere in the Nor-East near a body of water considering how damp the air was.  Oh well, at least it was above freezing which is always a good thing.Having a few hours to kill this morning, I figured I'd go change my clothes and work at a project. While there, I … continue reading

Jewish Lineage

Jewish Lineage
Believe it or not, I didn't make any personal stops at stores today since I definitely had no interest in battling crowds for something I really didn't need.  The traffic was pretty heavy which came as no surprise since many of the big box stores were opening early.Thank goodness it was drizzling rain instead of falling snow nearly the entire … continue reading

Thanksgiving Day of 2018

Thanksgiving Day of 2018
It wasn't the best of Thanksgiving mornings with such gray skies, but just as the sun was beginning to set, the cloud cover cleared off, so hopefully we'll have a sunny day tomorrow for all the many Black Friday shoppers.One of the clerks at Casey's mentioned how strange it was our area newspaper sold out so quickly in her newsstand.  With a s … continue reading

Natural Smiles

Natural Smiles
My morning started a bit earlier due to having several deliveries to make before heading to the office.  It was a pleasant surprise to find it much warmer outdoors than it's been these many past early mornings.  Let's hope it continues thru our weekend.There've been a number of people telling me they'll be traveling far out of town for Thanks … continue reading