Monthly Archives: December 2021

Rubber-stamping of Each Others’ Failures

Rubber-stamping of Each Others’ Failures
For being the last day of 2021, it ended up quite the whirlwind of little "to do's" I had on my plate I had to get taken care of, and since several of them were out of town, I was holding my breath while driving in the light sleet and fog. What made me the most nervous, was the thought of a deer suddenly appearing out of nowhere and my not being ab … continue reading

I’ve Yet to Hear and Un-kind Word

I’ve Yet to Hear and Un-kind Word
When knowing I was going to be busier than a one-armed paperhanger, it wasn't a pleasing sight when discovering a fine misty sleet beginning to fall, so instead of taking my usual routes at normal speed, I slowed my travels way down, along with keeping on more heavily trafficked streets. And to think we're supposed to get some bitter cold on Saturd … continue reading

240 – 7th St. SE, Mason City, IA

240  – 7th St. SE, Mason City, IA
In spite of it being below zero while driving to work this morning, I was happy to find our main roads and side-streets, once again drivable. Yesterday's slippery-slimy slush was not a bit to my liking.After arriving at office, I proceeded to get some additional documents downloaded, printed out, scanned and re-sent to an attorney's office on a … continue reading

Closest to Being that of a Human Voice

Closest to Being that of a Human Voice
After all the stressful days of getting a home's basement and roof inspected, then having to quickly complete an appraiser's work requirements, and finally waiting for an underwriter's approval on that buyer's loan, we now have a scheduled closing day and time on that "problem child" sale file of mine. Let's hope it'll be a very long time before I … continue reading

Very Dangerous for Humanity’s Sake

Very Dangerous for Humanity’s Sake
As I suspected, it was pretty slippery while driving to work this morning, and in spite of our major roadways having dried off once the sun was high, the shaded sidewalks and driveways were quite treacherous the entire day. I was holding my breath this morning while walking up an un-sanded driveway of a vacant home, and even more concerned about my … continue reading

Something that’s Genetically Pre-determined

Something that’s Genetically Pre-determined
As much as it didn't feel like a Sunday, I proceeded to office where my little darkened corner was waiting for me to get my Sabbath contemplative prayer session started. It took a bit longer to get myself mentally quieted down, and likely due to having thoughts about events of this past week which had me nearly fit to be tied, and the biggest was d … continue reading

An Old Stone Church on Christmas Day

An Old Stone Church on Christmas Day
With the temps being ten degrees cooler this morning, it sure made a noticeable difference whenever I was outdoors for any length of time. The sunrise this morning was casting it's glowing amber rays on everything in sight, and just when I was ready to grab my camera and take a few shots, it had already risen above the clouds.When knowing sever … continue reading

A Bit Like Ebenezer Tonight

A Bit Like Ebenezer Tonight
As I was heading out to work this morning, it was quite the delight to find it above freezing, and from the sounds of it, we're supposed to be breaking a record for this day of December. While driving this afternoon and looking at the outside temp, I'm pretty sure we broke it.My first early appointment was to drive over to a home and do a pre-l … continue reading

Put on a Smiling Face

Put on a Smiling Face
What a welcome relief it was to have no wind and above freezing temps today, and it looks like we may be having some record-breaking temperatures these coming days. I'm still bracing myself for the months of January and February because I've not forgotten how many weeks of bitter cold we had during those months last year, and of course the wobbling … continue reading

After the Return of Sensibilities

After the Return of Sensibilities
Here we had another day of wind which completely boggles my mind because I don't think we've had a near-calm day in a-many. I'm sure many of you are starting to wonder if this is going to be a standard for our winter months. Let's hope not.If any of you were up before dawn, I'm sure you were struck by the beauty of this morning's red sky. When … continue reading