Monthly Archives: February 2022

The Truest Characters of Ignorance

The Truest Characters of Ignorance
What a wonderful gift of above-freezing temperatures Mother Nature gave us which was definitely enjoyed by all. For the first time, I was noticing several "tourists" walking up and down the sidewalks of North Federal while taking photos of the street art sculptures.  I did happen to catch several of them peeking in the front windows of my office, … continue reading

The Enduring Warmth of Wood

The Enduring Warmth of Wood
It was considerably colder out than I was expecting this morning, but at least it wasn't well below zero. As our days grow longer and the warming sun steadily creeps closer, it won't be too many weeks before we'll start seeing sprouts of greenery pushing thru the soil which will be a welcome arrival for nearly everyone except those winter-lovers wh … continue reading

Blessed are the Meek

Blessed are the Meek
It felt like Heaven this morning with there being absolutely no wind along with moderate temperatures. In spite of it being below freezing, the lack of wind made it actually quite comfortable while outdoors. Yes, we can certainly be dubbed "The windy city of the north.", and certainly due to there being no hills or mountains in our area to block it … continue reading

Back to Soul-searching and Reflection

Back to Soul-searching and Reflection
Our weather people certainly got it wrong when saying we were supposed to be around 10 below zero this morning, because when I looked before heading to office, it was hovering around one degree above, and when they said it was supposed to be near 30 degrees today, I could see that supposed high fell very short of its mark. That strong southerly win … continue reading

You Know the Rest of the Story

You Know the Rest of the Story
Another bitterly cold day happened again, but hopefully after this weekend, we'll be back to more tolerable temperatures. The yo-yoing will return again tomorrow when finding it 10+ degrees blow zero at daybreak, and then springing up to the 30 degree mark by afternoon. That's going to be a good 40 degree temperature swing in likely less than an ei … continue reading

Mindful of Others’ Needs

Mindful of Others’ Needs
Just about everyone can agree that there are always those days which start out on a bad note, and end up on one, to where you just can't wait until the hour of midnight strikes and a newer and brighter day emerges. Well, today was just one of those days, and it all started when receiving a call from one of my client's tenants saying their furnace w … continue reading

Talking to One of Their Relatives

Talking to One of Their Relatives
As much as I empathize with those many millions of people living in that 2,000 mile belt of the winter storm moving across our United States, I'm certainly glad we dodged the bullet on that one due to having moved south of us. For sure we'll be seeing news-clips on the many accidents, power outages and amounts of snow, sleet and ice they received. … continue reading

Old Farmsteads Dotting North Iowa

Old Farmsteads Dotting North Iowa
It was a wonderful drive to office this morning with the temps hovering around 32 degrees, and glad they were because I needed to stop and get a fill-up of gas. Oh how I hate getting gas when it's so terribly cold outside, because for whatever reason, the wind always seems to blow colder when standing at a gas pump.Upon arrival at office, I bus … continue reading