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26 – 12th St. SE

26 – 12th St. SE
It was a pleasant early morning drive to office with the sun having already risen and the streets nearly void of traffic. Of course there are always those hospital workers trying to beat the stoplights on Hwy. 122 as they're coming in from either Clear Lake or farther. I always thought it would be interesting to find out just exactly what the perce … continue reading

A Risdon Key-tag

A Risdon Key-tag
Another warm one arrived today, and when looking at the my car's outdoor thermometer just before Noon, it was registering 90 degrees. Ouch! At least it didn't feel as hot as it did earlier this week, and likely because the humidity has gone down compliments of the wind blowing on a near daily basis. It seems just about everyone has got something to … continue reading

702 N. Jefferson Ave

702 N. Jefferson Ave
Thank goodness it didn't get so hot again today, but for the strangest of reasons, I was noticing some very interesting happenings going on with the general public which made me think they were all coming out after the heat wave we had and rushing about like they'd been cooped up for days. I noticed two accidents out on the west-side in less than a … continue reading

The Last Family Matriarch

The Last Family Matriarch
The rain we received in the night was certainly unexpected because the last I looked, there was zero percent chance of rain. Of course that little shower made for all the more humidity the rest of the day. After arriving at office, I busied myself with getting documents printed out and emails returned. I also had several early morning appointmen … continue reading

The Parking Lot Of Dollar General

The Parking Lot Of Dollar General
When knowing it was going to be a hot one today, I managed arrive at office even earlier, just so I could get my clothes changed and back out to get some much-needed mowing done before it turned wickedly hot, but of course I was interrupted enough times to where I ended up wasting a precious early morning hour. After I finished up, it was nearin … continue reading

Soft-Boiled Yard Eggs

Soft-Boiled Yard Eggs
Another Sunday morning arrived which meant my first duty was to head off to my quiet corner and get my contemplative prayer session completed before I even thought of doing anything else. Unfortunately many in our world, and especially the Chinese and Russian Communists, only concern themselves with their metaphysical health while completely dismis … continue reading

Some Have Strawberry Patches

Some Have Strawberry Patches
Another gorgeous day arrived, and in spite of it being a bit windy, the temps continued to be acceptable. It sounds like we're going to have some higher temperatures tomorrow, so be prepared. It was another early arrival at office, just so I could get some desk work done before I had to head over to the bank and then out to Hardware Hank to pick … continue reading

Custom-Fitted For That Pot

Custom-Fitted For That Pot
Another beautiful day arrived in North Iowa, and as much as I would've liked to have been out enjoying it, I was pretty much tied to my office with the fielding of calls along with emails regarding my new listing over at 631 – 6th Ct. SE which was my confirmation that the buyers are still out there actively looking. Scheduling back-to-back showin … continue reading

A Sneak Peek at 631 – 6th Ct. SE

A Sneak Peek at 631 – 6th Ct. SE
Nearly the entire day ended up being a beauty except when the temps started climbing higher around mid-afternoon, but as long as one stayed in the shade, it really wasn't bad at all. Yesterday's rain certainly gave the grass and weeds another boost in growth, and for sure I'll have to set aside some time this weekend to get my mowing done along wit … continue reading

Buy Back One’s Past

Buy Back One’s Past
While driving to work early this morning and looking at how heavy and dark the clouds were, I suspected we were going to be in for a pounding, and sure enough we got a good one. After it was all over, I was later hearing various reports that the Mason City area received between four and six inches of rain depending on who was telling it and what ar … continue reading

A Down-Hill Slide

A Down-Hill Slide
Well, as much as we were enjoying the wind-less and mild days, it all had to come to an end when the high temps accompanied by wind arrived. I'd say it wasn't fit for anyone to be out in the sun for any length of time because the heat index was likely over a hundred degrees when mid-afternoon arrived. I did get myself up and out earlier this mor … continue reading

I Feel No Sorrow

I Feel No Sorrow
As much as I've been disgusted with our local weatherperson, I'd say the downpour of rain we had today came as quite the surprise when looking just this morning at KIMT's weather report stating no rain expected today. They certain got that very wrong because the rain continued well past our Noon hour. I guess from here on out, I'm going to be even … continue reading