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A Book Worm’s Bane

A Book Worm’s Bane
With it being Veteran's Day, it came as no surprise that our Downtown wasn't as busy as as my normal Mondays considering all the Government offices and banks were closed. Not to worry because I had more than enough to do during those quieter hours. My first job was to sweep that light dusting of snow off my front sidewalks which had accumulated ove … continue reading

Conversational Minutiae

Conversational Minutiae
Several days ago one of my clients asked if I would meet him for an early breakfast at Perkins this morning. I freely accepted the invitation because I'd not been there for at least four years or more. I did tell him at the time it would have to be early because I had to play for St. Paul Lutheran's mid-morning Service this morning. He was fine wit … continue reading

Blazing Sunsets

Blazing Sunsets
I'd say it was one of those whirlwind days to where I was on the move nearly every moment while attempting to fill the real estate needs of others, and for sure, I should've eaten a big bowl of Wheaties for breakfast because by the time my last appointment was over, I was metaphysically dragging.Nearly my entire morning was spent showing ten ho … continue reading

Brick Collectors

Brick Collectors
It was a delight having the temps higher and the sun out this morning which I'm sure made everyone's day all the brighter. It certainly did mine because I managed to get nearly all of the main accounting and bill paying completed early enough before the phones started ringing.My first appointment was with an advertising rep from KCMR Radio who … continue reading

Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand
Yours truly was not a happy camper when finding it hovering around four degrees while on my way to work this morning, and the first order of the my day was to get some snow shoveling done. Ugh! For sure I'm going to have to find myself a good pair of warm gloves because the ones I have don't even come close to keeping my fingers warm.When I ret … continue reading

The First Snow

The First Snow
You can believe I was exceptionally disgusted when seeing we had snow on the ground early this morning. Ugh! This is something we normally start finding the week around Thanksgiving, and most times that's even early. Oh well, like someone said yesterday, "We didn't have a Spring this year, and now no Fall." Perhaps climate change will convert our f … continue reading

A Race against Freezing

A Race against Freezing
Thank goodness I arrived at the office earlier because I had a good deal of desk work to complete before the phones started ringing. It's amazing how much a person can get completed when not being interrupted every five or ten minutes.An email that came in overnight, was one that got me stirred up to the point where I went and dug out a closing … continue reading

Pretty Easy Living

Pretty Easy Living
Still not being used to this time change, I wondered from time to time why it felt later than it actually was, but then had to remind myself why.  I'd say it's going to take a few more days before I get fully adapted to it.I'd say most of my day was filled with out of office appointments with the exception of several scheduled in-office meetin … continue reading

Wet and Soggy

Wet and Soggy
We've returned to the darkness once again with the turning back of our clocks. As I mentioned earlier, I wish they would make that hour ahead permanent so we wouldn't have such long winter nights. While thinking about it today, I believe I'm just going to work all the harder at keeping myself busy after sundown so they won't "feel" like such long n … continue reading

Selfless Paths

Selfless Paths
My day started a bit earlier when having to get my open house tent signs out before the sun came up, and since I wanted them placed on busy streets, I believed it best to get them out before the morning traffic started.I had to run out of town to meet a client at a property to do a quick last walk-thru before he decides to make an ofter on it. … continue reading

People who Need

People who Need
It was certainly quite the whirlwind day with scheduled appointments and closings, but I'm not complaining because I was terribly worried that one particular "online bank" wasn't going to get a loan file to the closing table, but fortunately they pulled a rabbit out of their hat to where we were able to get it closed late this afternoon.The buy … continue reading

Happy Halloween of 2019!

Happy Halloween of 2019!
Alas we've come to the last day of October, and there's no question these past weeks haven't been in the average temperature ranges for this time of year. Let's all hope these days aren't harbingers of what we'll have in store for us these coming months. It actually grew colder outdoors as the day wore on compared to what it was like early this mor … continue reading