Monthly Archives: April 2021

I’d Been Cheating

I’d Been Cheating
It was saddening to see frost on the ground this morning, and it looks like we're going to see a few more nights of it before it starts warming up. I dare not even look at a clump of tulips tomorrow morning, as they'll surely be slumped over from last night's bite. As touchy as Magnolia trees are, I'm certain by the time this cold spell is over, al … continue reading

Slick-talking Defense

Slick-talking Defense
Oh my goodness. What a change in weather we had today with the steep drop in our temperatures and a brisk northerly wind to boot. I was awakened in the night by a welcome rain, but certainly didn't expect to find it so cold, but I did make sure to pull out my winter wools again, just so I wouldn't be chilled the entire day.Most of my morning wa … continue reading

Dob of Catsup

Dob of Catsup
We finally had a day worth writing home about, and glad it landed on a Sunday, as I had much planned to do outdoors, but unfortunately my playing St. Paul Lutheran's organ during their Services, and then shorty after, an appointment to show 1707 S. Federal again, which caused my entire morning to go "Poof".With it being another Sunday morning, … continue reading

Beyond Adequate

Beyond Adequate
This vacillating of overcast to sunshine, made for an interesting day, as whenever a cloud arrived, I was suddenly feeling much colder. Because I had an early morning appointment to do an exterior and interior inspection, I made sure to dress warm before heading to office.My first duty, was to spend time emailing the sellers' disclosures to the … continue reading

Room for a Pony

Room for a Pony
Another half-overcast day came and went, while this chill continues to remain in our air. I actually noticed a clump of tulips blooming in a very well-protected area of a building which offered some natural color to its dull landscape. I think we all got ourselves spoiled with those abnormally high temps of several weeks ago.I arrived at office … continue reading

Now Dagnabbit

Now Dagnabbit
There've been many who've believed April is always full of sunshine, fragrant showers, and blooming daffodils, but we must remember, we're living in Northern Iowa along with being in the midst of a climate change. In spite of the sun finally coming out in our late afternoon, for the most part, it was just but one miserable day. Here we are at the 1 … continue reading

Inland Migration

Inland Migration
These past days have felt like a recurring Ground Hog's Day with our overcast skies, strong winds, and biting cold. Some have said it's going to last thru the week, so I guess we just have to keep on grinning while bearing it.It was quite the busy morning for me with a number of errands I had to run, additional desk work, meeting with customers … continue reading

A Wooden Stake

A Wooden Stake
What a miserable day to be outdoors with our gray clouds and cold wind. Of course yours truly had to be out in it, but when one already has appointments scheduled, we just have to make the best of it.My early morning appointment was to get an offer signed by a young man who happened to have his diapered son with him. Oh how cute! Every time I'd … continue reading

When you’re Dead

When you’re Dead
Thinking this wind was going to die down, soon became a mindless desire when finding it blowing all the harder as the sun marched across our sky. I'm hoping it's not going to be like this for the remainder of our week, as those biting-cold gusts were chilling me to the bone, but at least the sun was shining and tricking us into believing it more be … continue reading

Would’ve Likely Worn His

Would’ve Likely Worn His
Our sun finally decided to come out when the day was half done, but at least we did get some rays which always helps to brighten our days. Since I had large amount of outdoor work to do, I was glad the north wind finally started dissipating around mid-morning.With it being Sunday morning, my first duty was to get myself back to my quiet little … continue reading