Monthly Archives: December 2019

Warbling Away

Warbling Away
Another beautiful day happened here in North Iowa, and you can bet I was out enjoying it as much as possible. In spite of it being the shortest day of the year, it felt like a delightful Fall day instead of being the official beginning of our Winter.I had a very good repeat showing of 415 - 1st St. SE this morning, and this time the buyers brou … continue reading

Got Itself Jinxed

Got Itself Jinxed
Oh if there ever were a list of mid-December days we could name as being perfect, today would be close to the top of that list. The beauty of it had me outdoors as much as allowed, just so to capture as many moments possible. I think nearly everyone else was feeling about the same because there were a whole lot more smiling faces encountered. And w … continue reading

Something they Know

Something they Know
It was finally warm enough this morning, along with the pavements being nearly dry, to where I could actually get my vehicle into a car wash and not have it dirtied in less than an hour from all that nasty splattering my car gets every time a big truck or SUV drives past me.It's too bad that Iowa doesn't have some sort of law where cars and tru … continue reading

W. Marples & Sons

W. Marples & Sons
I was a bit shocked to find it hovering around zero just before I headed to work early this morning, and then later when I had to stop and mail a package, one of their clerks mentioned that when she got up to walk her dog around 5:00 am, and then looking at the outdoor temperature, she looked down at her dog and said, "I love you very much, but we … continue reading

Organically Grown Grains

Organically Grown Grains
I was glad to find the temps back up in the 20's this morning, but had to be a little more careful driving because the streets were "greasy" from the slushy snow. One can never be too careful when out on surfaces that've recently been exposed to great swings in temperatures.My first appointment out of the office, was to open up one of my recent … continue reading

Blinding Lights

Blinding Lights
Considering the fact that we're only a little over a week away from Christmas, I was surprised to find how busy I was with phone calls and emails to where I didn't have all that much free time available the entire day.My first order of business was to get some snow shoveling done before any more foot traffic would make it harder to get it clear … continue reading

Long and Arduous

Long and Arduous
I hope these past two days have been restful for everyone because starting this week, the and following weekend, there'll be all that last minute shopping and hurried preparations before Christmas Eve arrives. When looking at the weather, it appears we won't be dealing with any major snowstorms, which will be a blessing for those driving great dist … continue reading

The Advance of Senescence

The Advance of Senescence
I'm sure anyone who was outdoors today got a good biting from that exceptionally cold north wind, and actually being glad I didn't have a public open house today because of the weather. Unless there's a buyer on a burn to get a home purchased, most regimented lookers wouldn't be out on such chilling days.When I arrived at the office this mornin … continue reading

Would-be Kings

Would-be Kings
Thinking we were too close to the end of the year for me to get another sale under my belt and closed before the end of the year, I was proved wrong by managing to get another home purchase put together today that just happened to be a cash sale and scheduled to close before the end of this month. Yeah!With all the banks doing their customer ap … continue reading

Far More Traits

Far More Traits
I have a feeling we're going to get some precipitation in the night due to how exceptionally damp it grew before sunset. I stepped outdoors for only a minute or two and wouldn't you know it, the chill had already begun reaching into my bones.While visiting with a gentleman this morning, I mentioned how we all get un-accustomed to doing things w … continue reading