Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Healing Power

The Healing Power
It wasn't the Sunday I was expecting when seeing the snow begin to fall, and what was only supposed to be flurries, ended up being a good inch or more. When seeing it, I had to chalk off one of my plans, and deal with shoveling snow. It was certainly one of those days I wished I had a spare pair of sunglasses, because when the sun came out, the sno … continue reading

Mini Man Cave

Mini Man Cave
Oh how wonderful it felt to have the sun shining and our temps approaching 30 degrees this afternoon. What a welcome reprieve from Wednesday and Thursday's deep chill, but wouldn't you know it, I received a call from a young gentleman saying his water stopped, which meant the main line coming into his home must've frozen enough to stop the water. … continue reading

Comically Placed

Comically Placed
It was quite remarkable seeing the temps jumping over 26 degrees from the time I left home this morning, to mid-afternoon when seeing it 16 degrees. From yesterday's wicked below zeros with the wind making the chill even colder, having it in the teens today, was more than tolerable.My first order of business, was to meet a buyer out at a home f … continue reading

A Certain Tree

A Certain Tree
Without a doubt, today's weather was on the top of everyone's list of things to talk about, and you can be certain, it was something I'll not want to endure for any great number of days because of how it creates a stifling of mind and body with me. I noticed a handful of cars this morning that must've had weak batteries because there were others tr … continue reading

Alliant Energy’s Warehouse

Alliant Energy’s Warehouse
Oh how quickly the mid-afternoon suddenly turned wicked with the light snow being blown about by such a strong north wind. Isn't it amazing how quickly North Iowa's weather changes, and it almost always due to the sudden changes in wind direction. I'm hoping the roads aren't going to be sheets of ice come tomorrow morning because they're already ge … continue reading

Facts and Features

Facts and Features
Another sunny, but cold day came and went, but the real challenge is heading our way when the -20 below zero temps arrive overnight on Thursday. You can bet there'll be some cars that won't start on Friday morning that've been setting outside all night, because it takes a pretty strong battery to turn an engine over that's so cold. Oh well, it's al … continue reading

Fussy Females

Fussy Females
In spite of being a bright and sun-shining day, it was still just a bit too cold out for my taste. Around 1:00 pm, the sun warmed us up enough to where the snow started melting off the sidewalks and over-hangs of our Downtown buildings and creating puddles, so just to be on the safe side, I swept as much of it away from the front of my building bec … continue reading

Finger-licking Good

Finger-licking Good
I'm sure many of you were digging yourselves out of the snow today, and the weather forecaster hit the time it was to stop nearly on the head when saying it would quit at 10:00 am, and wouldn't you know, it did. Thank goodness I was out early enough to get everything cleared away before the wind changed direction and starting picking up speed. Unfo … continue reading

Growing Cerro Gordo Greener

Growing Cerro Gordo Greener
Ouch! It certainly was a biting cold morning with it being minus seven degrees when I pulled out of my driveway, and not getting much warmer until around noontime. Thank goodness the wind wasn't blowing because we would've been suffering all the more.My first appointment was to show my listing up at 508 Bridge Street in Plymouth. I got there a … continue reading

Mmm Yellow

Mmm Yellow
I wasn't happy to find it still snowing when I awakened, and those so-called "flurries" we were to get, ended up being well over an inch by the time it finally quit late this afternoon. Let's all hope this 3" - 5" we're supposed to get on Sunday will be much less. Yes, we officially have well over a month of winter, but at least we're on the downwa … continue reading