Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion Effect
I was expecting more of a delightful day temperature-wise, but unfortunately that cold wind wasn't helping with our warming trend which was supposed to start taking place. By the time mid-afternoon rolled around, it didn't seem as cold because the temps were reaching into the lower 40's.My first order of the day, was to respond to a number of e … continue reading

Pre-Passion Puppy

Pre-Passion Puppy
I was delighted to hear that next weekend, the temps are to be hovering around 60 degrees. That's noticeably warmer than what we'd normally find in the first week of March, but if it does get that warm, then what the forecasters said about record high temps in the near future, will end up being a very good weather call of theirs. I was somewhat sur … continue reading

Cloud of Uncertainty

Cloud of Uncertainty
As we approach the last days of February, I'm finding those little signs of Spring beginning to appear, and all the happier for it. While on the phone today with a client, he also mentioned how much longer this year's winter has seemed. Of course I had to remind him that it's likely because we really didn't have much of a Fall due to most of Octob … continue reading

The Summer Kitchen

The Summer Kitchen
It looked like Ash Wednesday started off on a good footing this morning, but when it suddenly started snowing large flakes, I began to wonder. In spite of it only lasting about five minutes or so, the size of those flakes reminded me of pieces of ash floating to the ground, which for the creepiest of reasons, made me think of the concentration camp … continue reading

A Little Duck

A Little Duck
I'm sure everyone's thankful over our not getting hit with the snow and wind that was predicted for this morning. When looking at our extended weather forecast, it appears we're going to be back in the upper 30's this weekend, and you can be sure I'll be glad to have such pleasant days for my Saturday and Sunday open houses.I checked the Shoppe … continue reading

Creating an Apiary

Creating an Apiary
I was expecting it warmer than it was today, but with the breezes coming out of the north, it was of no surprise. At least we did get a good amount of thawing yesterday which helped to melt off and dry up our slippery streets and walkways.A tradesperson stopped by late this morning to drop off some items I'd ordered, and before he left, we had … continue reading

Breaking-thru Winter

Breaking-thru Winter
With our days growing longer and the temps rising, I'm now finding it more bearable to be out and about early in the morning. There's nothing like traveling to work in the midst of dawn breaking, because it truly feels like another fresh start of a new day.After getting myself situated at the office, I looked at the clock and realized I did hav … continue reading

Per Capita Debt

I don't think it could've been a more perfect 22nd day of February with the sun warmly shining, and our temps hovering around 40 degrees. When you think about it, we are now two months forward from the shortest day of the year, but when going backwards from that, we'd be hovering around the 22nd of October. Do you all remember how cold last Oct … continue reading

Hybridization of Evil

Hybridization of Evil
Once the temps moved above freezing, everyone seemed to have wider smiles and lighter steps. Yes, in spite of some opposing opinions, our North Iowa weather does have more negative psychological effects on us than we want to admit. Just today I found how noticeably different several customers were, in contrast to the way they've normally been these … continue reading

Big-boned Bully

Big-boned Bully
Fortunately it was only minus nine degrees this morning instead of the eleven to thirteen below that was earlier predicted. With the sun shining and no wind blowing, made it all the more tolerable thru-out our day. Only nine more days to go and we're out of it!If there ever were days where I spent more time on the phone than anything else, I'd … continue reading