Monthly Archives: July 2020

My Pen

My Pen
Alas the work week has ended, and all the happier for it because it was very much an exercise in both patience and diligence. I mentioned to one of the professionals this morning that I was approaching the top rung of my anxiety ladder and wondering how far I would fall into the abyss if I went one step farther up and slipped.I've come all the … continue reading

Not Live to Eat

Not Live to Eat
When leaving for work early this morning, I found the air cool and a great deal of moisture on the plants and grasses which is one more indication that our summer is starting on the downward slide towards Fall. You can bet I was enjoying that 60+ degree air as much as possible before the sun started warming everything up.My first appointment wa … continue reading

Sort of Ugly

Sort of Ugly
It looks like we're heading into one heck of a dry spell, and unfortunately at a time when the hot crops like tomatoes and peppers are needing the moisture to set their fruit. As much as I've been wanting to take a weekend off and head out to Eastern Iowa, my real estate workload, along with my own pressing projects have kept me from having time. … continue reading

Something to Write Home About

Something to Write Home About
It was a pleasant late July day with the slight breezes attempting to keep our outdoor temps tolerable. My morning was mostly spent working at keeping several sold files moving in the direction of closing. It gets a bit un-nerving when knowing there are certain things I cannot do, and one of them is attorney title work, and when those reports don't … continue reading

No Real Foresight

No Real Foresight
It was a welcome relief to find the wind having changed direction today, and bringing with it the dry cooler air we've been waiting for. Now that we're less than a week away from the 1st of August, perhaps our evenings will begin cooling down to where we can have our windows open.My first order of business was to get some appointments lined up … continue reading

Storm Band

Storm Band
With it being Sunday, I made sure to get to my corner of spirituality where I continued on with my contemplative mode of prayer and reflection. After finishing, I once again felt soulfully refreshed and renewed, and even a little more enlightened.As chance would have it, just this past week I had a nice visit with one of my dear ones who has al … continue reading

Humanity will be Moving

Humanity will be Moving
I managed to get to my office a little earlier this morning just so I could get my clothes changed and head out to finish up some yard work I started yesterday. I knew straight off it was going to be a hot and humid day because of how quickly I'd started sweating after being out there for less than an hour. I was glad to have it done for another we … continue reading

Inveterate Anger

Inveterate Anger
It was a pleasant morning until the sun was beating down overhead, and thank goodness we had enough of a breeze to keep the humidity levels down. When looking at the extended forecast, I'm afraid tomorrow is going to be another hot one, so let's hope the breezes continue. Someone mentioned that somewhere out in Illinois, they recently had golf ball … continue reading

Window to a World

Window to a World
Another delightful day happened in our little region, and glad for it because I had some extra traveling to do this afternoon. Pretty much all of my morning was consumed by desk work, returning phone calls from yesterday, and paying some bills that had recently arrived. I also had to deal with a small situation which was a spill-over from one of la … continue reading

Spotlight on 908 N. Jackson

Spotlight on 908 N. Jackson
It was another beautiful sunny day in North Iowa and glad for it because I was out of my office more than in due to the number of pressing items that needed to be addressed. While out, I made sure to stop over to my little private garden and make sure those evil Japanese beetles hadn't discovered those tomatoes and peppers, and thankfully they hadn … continue reading