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Thankfully Helped Myself

Thankfully Helped Myself
We should all feel blessed it was a near perfect day for the festivities in our Downtown today, and you can be sure I was out placing my open house signs earlier this morning before the streets were closed and the traffic started building up.I had to get a few personal errands run before making a call to my dear aunt to see if I could stop and … continue reading

Right in the Middle

Right in the Middle
When knowing today was going to be a busy one, I made sure to get to the office and cracking all the earlier.  I was terribly disgusted when finding it had rained again last night which makes me wonder when this nonsense is going to stop.  I'm beginning to think this is truly going to be a re-play of last year's growing season.My first job wa … continue reading

Slide of Memory

Slide of Memory
Perhaps just maybe, it's going to warm up and stay there from here on out, and if the clouds had stayed away, I'd say it would've been a near perfect day.  Let's hope our entire Memorial Day weekend's weather will be at its best.  And to think we're a little less than a month away from the sun starting its journey south again.  When saying this, … continue reading

Having Nightmares

Having Nightmares
It's finally quit raining, but when will the wind stop blowing so hard?  There were two more monster branches that I noticed today that were the result of this wind.  Thank goodness that one big limb of an oak tree managed to fall between two houses and land smack dab on a driveway.  The owner of that house has got a big job of clearing away to … continue reading

Those Lesser Problems

Those Lesser Problems
Another cold and gray day in May just came and went, and to think it's already the 21st, and already looking like a repeat of last year's weather with the cold and excess moisture. And to think more of our world is drying out while in areas like ours, the water is all the more plentiful.I'm not sure if you've done any reading on what's happenin … continue reading

Such Vulgar Language

Such Vulgar Language
The first order of my day was to meet with my new advertising rep from the Globe Gazette whom I hadn't met until today.  We had a relatively good meeting, and I'm going to stay hopeful that this time around, I'll have someone who's more concerned about helping my office grow its business rather than just thoughtlessly pushing me to spend more adve … continue reading

Still Rattling Around

Still Rattling Around
This weather has been absolutely crazy these past several days when considering it being the 19th of May and our temps hovering around the 50's all day.  While driving to the office, I noticed just about everyone's sump pumps belching water at their curbsides.There were two homes I had to show today, and wasn't a bit surprised to find water in … continue reading

Less Than an Hour

Less Than an Hour
In spite of several people thinking it was going to rain again today, I was happy my personal suspicions were confirmed when finding we didn't get even a drop.  You can be sure there were puddles and ponds to be seen around the area as I was driving to work.  That downpour we had last night was wicked to the point of my wondering if we were all g … continue reading

Until They Carry Us

Until They Carry Us
What a change from yesterday's weather!  Of course I didn't even think it would be so cold considering how warm it was not but 24 hours ago.  Having made a poor judgement call, I found myself half-chilled the entire day.  It was yet another example of how predictably un-predictable our weather here in North Iowa can be.  Oh well, we just gotta … continue reading

A Coffee Date

A Coffee Date
In spite of dressing lighter today, I still haven't acclimated myself to this sudden heat wave.  I actually had the air conditioning on in my car while out driving today because it was not only hot, but also humid.  I really wish it wouldn't transition so quickly like this because going from cold to hot nearly over-night, isn't good for man or be … continue reading

Alas, Spring

Alas, Spring
I believe we can finally say that the frosts are behind us, and of course I didn't prepare myself for the sudden heat today when finding I'd dressed a bit too heavy this morning.  I'll have to try my best to think Spring/Summer when picking what I'm going to be wearing tomorrow morning.I've been keeping a close eye one the coming storms that a … continue reading

Pieces of Eggshell

Pieces of Eggshell
Not long after I arrived at the office, I realized it was coming up to the time where I had to be at our local Community Kitchen and help with the preparation of their noontime meal.  As part of the Realtors "giving back" to our community, for the first time, I decided to sign up and have a go at it. We were all supposed to be there by 8:45, but I … continue reading