Monthly Archives: July 2022

Their Fourth Changing

Their Fourth Changing
Another Sunday morning rolled around, and of course the first and most important duty of the day, was to sneak back to my quiet and darkened corner to get my contemplative session started. Once again, I was involved in it longer because of the extra prayers I was sending out for those struggling Ukrainians who've been pulled into an over five month … continue reading

Work In Unison

Work In Unison
Another beautiful day arrived on the tail-end of July, so once we hit August, we'll be experiencing cooler nights as the days grow shorter and our sun distancing itself from us a little bit farther as each day passes. I still can't believe how quickly our summer is fading, but as we all know, nothing lasts forever.I had a very early appointment … continue reading

The Wienermobile’s Stop-Over

The Wienermobile’s Stop-Over
The cooling breezes coming out of the north this morning, had our temps hovering around sixty degrees which felt pretty good considering how many days we had to endure the heat and humidity. You can be sure I took advantage of the cooler temps by getting out and doing a little work this afternoon which I'd been postponing.I received word late y … continue reading

I Would’ve Missed the Kilts

I Would’ve Missed the Kilts
It was an up and early out this morning, and the main reason being, my wanting to get some errands run, and then head out with camera in hand to take some additional photos of the exiting masses of RAGBRAI riders who were preparing to head in the direction of Charles City.The first batch of today's photos, were of the various support vehicles p … continue reading

Baby On Board

Baby On Board
As I suspected, from the time I arrived at office, I was encountering the last-minute preparations of our Downtown "City Folk" with their setting up of roadblocks, detours, banners, highway dividers, serving tables, flags of all sizes and shapes, and just about everything in between, for the arrival of the hordes of RAGBRAI riders which would begin … continue reading

304 N. Fairview St., Manly, Iowa

304 N. Fairview St., Manly, Iowa
It was another early to office morning with my list in hand of "to do's" I wanted to get finished before the madhouse starts tomorrow afternoon with the bikers coming in from the west. I'm sure that 100 mile ride is going to be a quite the test on their stamina, and if it's a hot one, their endurance of the heat will become even more of a test.… continue reading

Always Making A Scene

Always Making A Scene
In spite of it being a Monday morning, there wasn't as many phone calls coming in which didn't surprise me due to most everyone now focusing on RABRAI instead of real estate. I did have emails to return, as well as scheduling appointments to show my acreage listing up in Manly. I've been making sure any agent that shows it, knows that it is to be s … continue reading

In A Herringbone Fashion

In A Herringbone Fashion
Another early Sunday morning arrived which prompted me to high-tail it to the office and get my contemplative prayer session completed before even thinking about what I had on my plate for the remainder of the day. My session went well, and as always, I made sure to deeply pray for the deliverance of those Ukrainians from the evils being done to th … continue reading

Money To Stay Afloat

Money To Stay Afloat
It was a typical Saturday morning, and as I suspected, the calls and text messages coming in on the acreage I listed, were numerous. Unfortunately, most of them were buyers who were getting either a Government loan, or a low-downpayment conventional loan which I know wouldn't be able to fly because of that home not meeting their underwriting standa … continue reading

1165 Hwy 9

1165 Hwy 9
On my way to office, I decided to stop at a convenience store and purchase a small cup of coffee, and a good thing I did because I was expecting to have a well-planned day, but soon after, it turned into a track race with the number of unexpected calls and appointments. To this day, I still can't get my brain wrapped around how overly revealing som … continue reading