Monthly Archives: March 2020

The Desire to Doodle

The Desire to Doodle
Today was the first day I really noticed the difference in the movements of the general public. I'd say the number of people out and about was less than half of what we'd normally see on a Saturday, and exceptionally glad more are staying closer to their home fronts, instead of heading out for silly reasons. I'm hoping the buying craze at the groce … continue reading

Monkey Tails

Monkey Tails
It was an unwelcome surprise this morning when finding snow on the ground and our streets and sidewalks exceptionally icy. My very first chore, was to spread a good amount of grit on the sidewalks at the front of my office, and thank goodness I did, because it wasn't until mid-afternoon when it finally melted off. So much for it being the official … continue reading

Or Do Without

Or Do Without
Thank goodness another day went by without a confirmed case of coronavirus in our City. I dare say, we had quite the gloomy gray one with the continued rain since early this morning, but at least the storm that was to hit us, moved farther south.I had to take a relatively long drive to meet with a client this morning, and couldn't have been hap … continue reading

All the Grain Trucks

Each day that passes, daily life in North Iowa grows all the more surrealistic when after each morning I go online to see what new measures have been placed into law to keep this pandemic from affecting all the more people in our City and State. Hopefully, the shutdown of public gathering places will stem the number of transmissions, and in the … continue reading

Happy 2020 St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy 2020 St. Patrick’s Day!
It was quite the news-filled day with all the coronavirus updates, and then later this morning, our Governor calling for the closure of any and all places where 10 or more people would gather. I wasn't surprised when finding that she even called for the closing of churches because as we all know, Iowa has a large number of church-going elderly who' … continue reading

Rocky Road

Rocky Road
Nearly every conversation today included some mention of the corona virus or the stock market, and thank goodness I kept myself busied enough so I wouldn't find myself dwelling on things I have absolutely no control over. It's unfortunate most don't put such happenings into more of a perspective, because when in the state of great fear, is when our … continue reading

Little Schools

Little Schools
It was a bit nippy out this morning when noticing it hovering around 25 degrees as I headed towards the Downtown. I arrived a bit early, just so to check emails that had arrived after hours yesterday, as well as getting myself a little more "grounded" for the day.Speaking of being grounded, I'm convinced there are far too many in our society wh … continue reading

Journal to the World

Journal to the World
I greet you all this evening with my solemn wish that all of you remain healthy during these coming days as the numbers of corona virus cases in our State continue to grow. I'm especially hoping that it will not infect those of us living in North Iowa due to our being a greater distance from larger cities. But if it does arrive in our communities, … continue reading

Worthiness

Worthiness
For several days, I've found myself forgetting to mention that I've seen Robins and Blackbirds, and I'm pretty sure the first arrival from the south, was a lone Robin on Tuesday. Of course those vile Starlings are back in full force, and already starting to make nests in overhangs and whatever small holes in buildings they can find. They've even le … continue reading

Paper-less

Paper-less
Another Thursday arrived, and today was one where I worked all the more diligently on getting the docs I needed for a closing that's coming up at the end of this month. Fortunately, I was able to get in contact with those I'd been waiting on, and luckily they sent them to me within the hour. If there's one thing I loathe, is getting the run-around … continue reading