Monthly Archives: December 2020

Our Eve of 2021

Our Eve of 2021
Much to my delight, I found myself busied with clients and customers from nearly the very beginning of my work day which helped the hours to pass all the more quickly. In spite of it being heavily overcast, it wasn't the least bit biting-cold outdoors. Oh how I still remember all the many of our past last days of the year being bitterly cold which … continue reading

A Way of Life

A Way of Life
As I'd expected, Mother Nature dropped enough snow last evening to keep me busied for several hours this morning. Early on, the wind was blowing just a tad too much for my liking, but not long after, it began to subside.When I arrived at office, the first thing on my list, was to clear my front sidewalks of snow, and when I went out back to sho … continue reading

Winter Wonders

Winter Wonders
As expected, we have snow, but at least the wind isn't blowing so hard that we'll be fighting tall drifts of it on the morrow. We might as well make the best of it and be glad that we're almost at the end of 2020 without any minus 20 below zero temperatures. I've always believed that once we get out of the month of January, it's pretty much a down- … continue reading

Acknowledge Worth

Acknowledge Worth
Today was pleasantly sunny considering it being in the last week of December, and it looks like tomorrow morning will be the end of it with the arrival of snow in our afternoon. Let's hope we don't get any more than the predicted three inches. I can take a little snow a lot, but not a great deal at once.When I arrived at office, I busied myself … continue reading

Out of Regimens

Out of Regimens
Being the second day past Christmas, it was beginning to seem more like a normal Sunday again, and all the thankful for it because these holidays always tend to get me wondering what day of the week it is.I don't remember reading anything about us getting a light snow, but it did manage to put enough on the ground to where I was out sweeping th … continue reading

A Healthy Home

A Healthy Home
What a welcome relief it was to have the temps back in tolerable zones today, as I'm sure it got close to being above freezing because around 11:00 a.m. my car registered it as 29 degrees in our Downtown. If only that southerly wind wasn't blowing so hard, it certainly would've been a day worthy of being spent outdoors.My first "to do" of this … continue reading

Swiftness of Body

Swiftness of Body
I'm sure all those who've been wanting a white Christmas should be happy we at least got a good dusting of snow that'll likely be long-lasting due to our weather forecaster saying we're supposed to be getting snow this week. I always have to laugh when sometimes after these Alberta Clippers move thru, the next day our wind changes direction and blo … continue reading

A Very Merry 2020

A Very Merry 2020
If it wasn't fit for man nor beast outside this morning, I'd say only if we had penguins living in North Iowa. What an un-welcome mat for Christmas Eve. I sure hope all our travelers are being all the more careful with this extreme cold and wind.When I arrived at office this morning, I made sure my closing file was completely readied for the cl … continue reading

Personal Tests

Personal Tests
Our weather sure took a turn for the worst when the wind changed directions and began picking up speed. With it blowing so hard, it's feeling all the more like an Alberta Clipper on its way thru North Iowa. Without a doubt, a lion is being ushered in on our first days of winter. Oh well, it's what we've learned to endure over these years by just ma … continue reading

Problem Child

Problem Child
Thank goodness it wasn't as cold out this morning, and once the sun reached into the afternoon, I was delighted to see our temps hovering around 45 degrees. If these warming trends continue, we'll be finding our winter days being similar to what the far south of Iowa experienced 20 years ago. As well you know, if we're warming, they're also getting … continue reading