Monthly Archives: January 2020

Acquired Tastes Only

Acquired Tastes Only
It was a welcoming Monday when finding it not so terribly cold as I was driving all the earlier to the office this morning due to some little errands needing to be run before my opening hour arrived.One of my clients called and asked that I post one of his rentals for lease since it's now vacant, cleaned up, and ready to show. Shortly thereafte … continue reading

Poor Record Keeping

Poor Record Keeping
Our morning wasn't very remarkable due to the gray skies and below freezing temps, so and after visiting with several well knowns today, I changed my clothes and went back to working at a personal project. I was only at it for about two hours because of how chilly it was in that area. If it were perhaps ten degrees warmer, I would've stayed there l … continue reading

Lotus-Eaters

Lotus-Eaters
When thinking I wasn't going to have to shovel today, I was wrong because we had more accumulation in the night than I'd expected. For sure it wasn't as daunting a task with the temps hovering around the upper 20's.Between the shoveling and meeting with new tenants over at their new home for a final walk-thru, then meeting them at my office for … continue reading

Shame and Pain

Shame and Pain
The first order of my day, was to get my rear parking lot cleared of all the snow that was so rudely pushed onto it by inconsiderate others. Oh well, it's now back to where it's useable. Even when I was young and scooping snow for a number of the elderly people I worked for, I can't remember even once, shoveling snow onto someone else's property be … continue reading

Wielding an Axe

Wielding an Axe
Yes, it was an interesting early morning with the clearing away of snow, but all the more grateful we didn't get as much as predicted, because I was expecting a whole lot more when looking outdoors as I was preparing to head off to work.After my shoveling was finished, I drove out and placed open house signs at the two properties I'm having ope … continue reading

Highway Commercial

Highway Commercial
With only nine days remaining in the month of January, it looks like Mother Nature is going to make sure we're fully enveloped in snow before we're able to lay down our welcome mats for February. I shoveled outside my office three times today, and before leaving, it looked like it needed it again, but that'll be my first chore of the morning.Ju … continue reading

The Wrong Way

The Wrong Way
It appears we're heading into another band of snow showers, but at least the temps are going to be much warmer than they were last weekend. Even though we're not supposed to get as much as we did last week, I'll wager it's going to be a great deal heavier, so brace yourselves for some wet stuff.I didn't have any showings scheduled today, so I k … continue reading

Seed Savers Exchange

Seed Savers Exchange
At least the sun finally came out today and started warming things up, and as long as the wind isn't blowing, having the sun out,even on cold days like today, makes our winters more tolerable.I had to get back to my rear parking lot again and re-shovel what our dear City workers so "kindly" pushed back onto my lot. Ugh! I have absolutely no ide … continue reading

Iron Fist

Iron Fist
It was a bit surprising when awakening and finding I wasn't filled with all the many aches and pains from yesterday's shoveling. I hurriedly readied myself for the day, and then headed off to an early church Service, but before pulling out of my drive, I placed a phone call to one of my dear clients who is always awake before the crack of dawn. … continue reading

Siberian Sightings

Siberian Sightings
My desire to get all the shoveling done as early as possible, ended up being quite fortuitous when finding the temps continuing to drop as I was nearing the end of my extended marathon of snow removal. I have no idea what's going on now with the snow plows in our City, because in the old days, they didn't throw that snow past the parking, but now i … continue reading