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More Gray than White

More Gray than White
I would say this was one heck of a beastly hot day, and from what I've been hearing, it should start cooling off tomorrow.  Thank goodness for that because I'm going to have a full day in real estate starting with an early morning appointment.  I'm also hosting an open house at my Briarcliff Circle condo, and if it's too hot, it will likely keep … continue reading

Working Ourselves Fat

Working Ourselves Fat
It was amazing how quickly the temps started climbing this morning, and with the high humidity, it was feeling all the hotter than it was.We've getting more earlier appointments scheduled where people are looking in the 8:00 am range, or after 5:00 pm, just so they don't have to be out when the sun is high and hot.  As I mentioned again today, … continue reading

Sky-high

Sky-high
It was one of those busier mornings where I paid little or no attention to the world around me since I was set on a path of appointments from the time I arrived at the office.My first little duty was to get a yard sign with a sold rider out of storage and take it to a home I recently sold that was another Realtor's listing.  I got out to the h … continue reading

Itsy-Bitsy

Itsy-Bitsy
That was quite the rain we received today, and not soon after, the humidity levels were off the charts.  Every time I got out of my car, my glasses steamed up so much that I had to take them off so I could see.  It made me wonder what was happening with people with glasses who were in and out like I was, but their eyesight being so much worse tha … continue reading

900 Briarcliff Circle

900 Briarcliff Circle
Even though most people don't like having the wind blowing stronger than a breeze, I think today's semi-strong southerly kept us from being baked.  It also helped to keep the humidity levels down to where if you weren't out in the direct sun, it wasn't bad at all.As I promised yesterday, I went out with camera in hand to take a photo of that s … continue reading

The Upper Crust

The Upper Crust
It wasn't much of an eventful day other than it being just a tad bit too warm outdoors, and since I wasn't able to get my outside chores done yesterday, I braced myself for the heat and jumped in head-first.Before venturing out, I had several phone calls to make to customers who'd emailed me after I left the office yesterday.  I also made sure … continue reading

The Mood for God

The Mood for God
There was quite the wicked looking cloud formation to the west of us this morning, and I was near certain we were going to get a good shower out if it.  As I was driving to work, there were several people standing outside their buildings looking up and pointing at those clouds.  A number of years ago I took some photos of a similar formation, and … continue reading

Open Check Book

Open Check Book
It looks like we're headed into a scorcher of a weekend now that the humidity has returned and bringing higher temps with it.  Thank goodness I didn't have to be out in it much today with the amount of desk work I had piled up.There were more than the normal walk-ins today which came as a bit of a surprise since it's Friday and hot.  One of t … continue reading

Language for a Granny

Language for a Granny
As much as we want our days to always be delightful, it seems the laws of the universe call for a counter-balance.  As much as I've read over the years, every once in a while, there'd be something written about creating a "super-balance" in life to where we manage to get our pendulums to come to a near-perfect "still".  It makes sense doesn't it? … continue reading

Children’s Laughter

Children’s Laughter
My day started a bit early since I had an appointment in Garner shortly after 8:00 am. Since the traffic wasn't so heavy between Mason City and Clear Lake, I'd say it was actually one of the more pleasant drives I've taken on Hwy. 122.  It seems the later in the day it gets, the worse traffic becomes along that corridor.While on my appointment … continue reading

Plain Jane

Plain Jane
The light rain we had today certainly raised the humidity to uncomfortable levels to where I didn't want to be out in it unless it was a necessity.  Hopefully the breezes we're getting, and the sun now lower in the sky, both the temps and humidity will be dropping.My early appointment this morning was to stop out and get a price reduction of t … continue reading

Straight Runs

Straight Runs
In spite of the higher temps, we're at least getting some wind which always helps to keep the humidity down.  I was shocked when reading that Washington DC got hit with flash-flooding today.  You can be sure these weather happenings are growing all the more violent and un-predictable.  Someone mentioned several days ago something about that arct … continue reading