Monthly Archives: October 2020

Obsolescence at Work

Obsolescence at Work
It's too bad the sun didn't stay out more than it was in, but at least it was warmer today than it has been for a handful. I mentioned earlier how much I'm really not ready for such cold days having arrived so early, and should it warm up again, we'll have to start getting used to it once more. It seems every year there are those weeks heading into … continue reading

Agonize over the Thought

Agonize over the Thought
Our last "hump day" day of the month came and went without any great happenings, and once it got above freezing, I went out and took care of a few errands before it grew busier, and one of them was my delivery of a small gift to a young woman which I had refrigerated at my office. She was definitely delighted to get it, and especially when knowing … continue reading

Green Tomato Ketchup

Green Tomato Ketchup
In spite of it still being below 32 degrees nearly the entire day, the sunny skies seemed to make our day feel all the warmer. It's interesting how the sun can brighter our spirits and lighten our loads even on cold days. Oh well, at least it appears we have better days in the offing. When looking at the calendar, I was surprised to see what day ou … continue reading

Immersed in the Now

Immersed in the Now
Yikes! We had a double whammy this morning with about an inch of snow on the ground along with temperatures in the teens. It looks like we are headed into an early winter which has me a little unsettled due to its early arrival, and the first thing I had to get done at the office, was sweep the snow off my front sidewalks. I noticed all the bicycle … continue reading

Bot Texting

Bot Texting
It looks like Mother Nature managed to get our landscapes covered with her first snowy visitation, but what bothers me, is the fact we're not even halfway thru the official season of Fall which as the years go on, I'm finding all the more pleasing. Nearly all my life I've been a rock-solid fan of Summer, but these last several years have created a … continue reading

Double-deep Parking

Double-deep Parking
Oh my goodness! We sure had a good freeze over the night and when I looked at the thermometer when leaving for work, it was eighteen degrees. Ouch! With that said, we'll be seeing all the rest of our trees loosing the leaves they've been holding fast.Since I didn't have any morning appointments, I helped a sassy friend of mine move a few things … continue reading

Our First Tackles

Our First Tackles
Twas a bit on the nippy side again this morning with our humidity hovering around 95% along with a near gale-force wind out of the northwest. It sure doesn't feel like the Octobers I once knew, but such is to be expected when global warming and climate change is thrown into the mix.There was enough to keep me busy at office early-on until the h … continue reading

Survival Modes

Survival Modes
After hearing how much snow Southern Iowa and the Minneapolis area received several days ago, I guess I have no cause to be complaining about the possibility of snow for our area this coming Sunday. Yes, it seems as though Mother Nature has dismissed Fall as being one of her four seasons. I haven't heard how much rain we received these past 24 hour … continue reading

Extended-stay Hotels

Extended-stay Hotels
Alas the sun managed to break thru the clouds later today which made it feel all that much warmer outdoors, and glad for it because I've sure had my share of driving out of town this week, and it looks like it's going to be an every-day occurrence thru Friday.My first trip was over to Clear Lake to pick up a sign and remove a lockbox from the f … continue reading

House Mouse Brown

House Mouse Brown
I dare say it couldn't have been a more gloomy day in mid-October with our intermittent light rain and a dampness that entered every exposed pore. Let's just hope we get the moisture we needed and then move on to many more pleasant sun-filled Fall days.The very first thing on my agenda this morning was to continue working on my "problem child" … continue reading