Monthly Archives: January 2021

Creating Passion

Creating Passion
For some reason, the streets and sidewalks weren't as slick as I was expecting this morning, which allowed for safer shoveling. Thank goodness we didn't get any more snow than we did. As I've said, a little a lot, is better than getting dumped on by one big snowstorm with many inches.With it being Sunday morning, I went back to my little darken … continue reading

No Scruples

No Scruples
Once it started sleeting out, every time I was outdoors, I had walk very carefully due to how slippery it was. I was again reminded what a greased pig on ice must feel like. There's no question that if it continues to build up, and then starts snowing, we're going to be seeing some major fender-benders tomorrow. Let's hope our City's street crew wi … continue reading

Lonely Spirits

Lonely Spirits
In spite of our being behind in the average snowfall we normally receive over winter, I just hope we don't get dumped on this weekend. Wouldn't it be better if we got smaller amounts more often, instead of six to twelve inches all at once? When I arrived home this evening, the smell of moisture was in the air, so be prepared.My early morning ap … continue reading

Edibles

Edibles
Ouch! Our early morning temps nearing zero had me hopping while outdoors. I've always found it interesting how sound seems to travel father when it gets around zero and below. Have you even noticed when at night during the deep freeze, how the normal noises our neighbors make, sound so much closer? Well, it has to do with the refraction of sound wa … continue reading

When Seeing Red

When Seeing Red
In spite of our temps being lower than yesterday's, it was actually more pleasant due to the sun shining all day, as well as the wind not blowing. When remembering the words of a recently retired client who moved up to northern Wisconsin where she grew up, and saying, "It may be colder up here, but the air is more dry and we don't get the wind like … continue reading

His Second Shot

His Second Shot
If the wind wasn't blowing today, I don't think it would've been so biting-cold outdoors, and what surprised me the most, was finding it coming out of the northeast which is definitely not normal for North Iowa. I think as our day wore on, it did finally turn into a northwesterly.Of course my first business of the day was to get some snow shove … continue reading

A Pocket Machine

A Pocket Machine
Another cloudy and cold day came and went, but when realizing we have only six more days of January to endure, I'm still not complaining, because we could've had some really bad days in December and January. Just today, someone was complaining about how cold it was which prompted me to ask, "Hasn't your blood thickened yet?"With it being a norm … continue reading

Glaringly Reminded

Glaringly Reminded
Today was the fist day this winter where I found it to be exceptionally bright outdoors and wishing I had my sunglasses with me. I'm sure it was mostly due to the combination of our sun growing closer and coupled with our complete snow-cover. That darned black ice sure had me ever-careful when walking because just yesterday I just about went down. … continue reading

In Our Hearts

In Our Hearts
As much as our weather was pleasant this morning, we just had to get enough snow in afternoon to require shoveling. Before the City workers started sanding the streets, I felt like a greased pig on ice while driving to several appointments. Fortunately I gave my front sidewalks a good sweeping several times before it finally quit snowing, and glad … continue reading

Daily Gratitude

Daily Gratitude
I sure wasn't expecting the temps to drop as far as they did from yesterday, but as we all know, it's still January, and we just to leave it at that. You can bet I made sure the furnaces in vacant homes were working properly.After arriving at office, I immediately went to my email to see if the listing agent had sent the ratified purchase agree … continue reading