Monthly Archives: September 2022

Stranded For Weeks

Stranded For Weeks
It was a much more pleasant morning with the temps higher and there being a slight breeze from the south. The most unfortunate thing that happened this morning, was while I was driving to work and having to take a detour on a dark side street due to road construction, I just happened to see something dead lying on the pavement, and before I could s … continue reading

Those Who’ve Stepped Out Of Line

Those Who’ve Stepped Out Of Line
It was surely a cold one this morning, and when the rain arrived, it felt all the colder. Knowing it was going to be raining, I made sure to get my strawberries picked beforehand, just so I wouldn't be out in the mud. When looking at our ten day forecast, it appeared we're likely not going to be getting any overnight frosts, and if that be the case … continue reading

Your Un-lived Life

Your Un-lived Life
Yikes! It was hovering around forty degrees this morning which was definitely Mother Nature's way of saying "Fall's arrived!". I even had to turn my heater on in my vehicle while driving to work, which was the first time in months. Oh well, we can't have endless summers when living this far north.Most of my morning was filled with the finalizin … continue reading

I Really Don’t Want To Be Saved

I Really Don’t Want To Be Saved
My how the weather took a real turn in the night to where it was once stifling to being downright chilly. It won't be long when I'll be wearing my sport jacket, just to keep from being chilled, and of course not long afterwards, I'll be wearing a light winter coat. Just remember, as of tomorrow, we'll officially be walking into the realm of Fall's … continue reading

Rubber Ducks Floating Around

Rubber Ducks Floating Around
It was a relatively uneventful morning for me other than placing a call to a dear friend of mine whom I'd not spoken with in days. We had another good chat which touched on everything from organized religion, inter-family squabbles, the increased poverty and drug abuse in our City, and pretty much everything worthy of discussion. As I've said befor … continue reading

On The Edge of Our Crescent Of Culture

On The Edge of Our Crescent Of Culture
After not having been fully-rested due to my being awakened earlier than normal and not able to get back to sleep, I simply decided get my day started and leave it at that. For sure I had to make another stop at Casey's to grab a strong cup of coffee to keep me alert the remainder of the day. I actually didn't know they're open before the hour of s … continue reading

It Sweetens Our Cares

It Sweetens Our Cares
Another Sunday morning arrived, and after having crawled out of bed earlier than normal, I put on my Sabbath's best and headed to office, but while driving there I decided to stop at a Casey's and grab a cup of their strong coffee, just so I'd be even more prepared for a long day.Upon arrival at office, my first and foremost duty was to head to … continue reading

North Iowa Band Festival of 1962

North Iowa Band Festival of 1962
The unexpected rain this morning had me trapped at office until it let up, and then after, I got my clothes changed and back outdoors I headed to get much-needed yard work done. The southerly breezes were definitely welcome once our temps started rising. I did notice on our extended weather forecast, Mason City is right on the borderline of our fir … continue reading

“Would You????”

“Would You????”
These above-average temps are welcome in one sense, but not so in others, and especially concerning these exceptionally annoying gnats that just will not leave a person alone. If I'm outdoors for any length of time, they're at me, and of course they just love going for the eyes. Thank goodness I wear glasses. I'd be curious to know what has increas … continue reading

After It’d Cooled

After It’d Cooled
While on my way to work this morning, and after glancing at my fuel gage, I stopped to get a fill-up of gas at the convenience store where I normally get it, and since the time was right about when the factory workers are stopping to pick up their grease-filled and overly sugared breakfast snacks, I internally shook my head in amazement at how litt … continue reading