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Squirrel Chambers

Squirrel Chambers
Are you all bracing yourselves for the 90+ degree temperatures that are supposed to be hovering over us this weekend?  If the wind continues blowing, I don't think it'll be so bad, but if it's calm, the humidity's going to be high and we will be suffering all the more.  If you're going to be out in that sun and heat during Band Festival, make sur … continue reading

Shelter Number 1

Shelter Number 1
I was surprised to find it raining this morning.  I certainly feel sorry for those who live in low-lying areas.  The ground is still very saturated in those areas to where I'm sure the farmers are having issues trying to get their planting done.  Someone just told me today they nearly got their tractor stuck in a low spot on their farm.One o … continue reading

The Big Culprits

The Big Culprits
It was absolutely beautiful out today with the sun shining and the temps hovering around the 70+ degree mark.  While being outdoors during a number of appointments, I was keen to enjoy it fully.  Having had so many late snows, it seems as though it was yesterday when we were getting those nasty snowstorms.  I'm still sad over there being no baby … continue reading

Before Her Time

Before Her Time
With our City on a burn with its greening-up, I'm more fully understanding the affect its been having on our greenery by all the rain we've received when seeing how often people are mowing their lawns.  It's only been five days since my yard was mowed, and it already received another clipping today.  Grass just loves grow all the faster when it's … continue reading

Broke America

Broke America
It was a bit of a "playing hooky" day for me since all I had to do with real estate was to prepare for my workweek ahead and return a few emails.  I stopped back at the office before heading home and found two messages on my answering machine.  Both callers somehow expected me to be there.  Wow!  Even Realtors have a life once in a while.Th … continue reading

North Bridge Market

North Bridge Market
It was actually a very pleasant day today where the temps didn't get above 75 degrees, and with the sun shining most of the time, it brought all the more people out and about.  While driving on the out-skirts of town, I noticed more of our farmers hard at it in their fields, and likely due to a time crunch since it sounds like we're going to be ge … continue reading

If You Kill One

If You Kill One
I was surprised to find no rain today, but I'm certainly not complaining because our soil is still more than moist enough.  Again, someone mentioned today the fact we really didn't have a Spring, and a bit disturbed by it because of it being her favorite of our four seasons.  I empathized with her because it's my favorite season as well.Every … continue reading

The Cleanest

The Cleanest
Another beautiful day in North Iowa happened again, and I'm really hoping our meteorologist is wrong when saying we're to get rain tomorrow.  Hopefully it'll be for just one day and our weekend won't be a repeat of last which will afford time for those who work during the week, to get their yards in shape for summer.I was shocked to see how fa … continue reading

Gotta have a Gazebo

Gotta have a Gazebo
If ever there were a day in which I just wanted to go out and spit three times, I'd say this was the day.  Now you all must know that in far away countries, and generations ago, the act of spitting three times was supposed to ward off the so-called "power" being directed at us by the evil ones.  Once in a great while I use those words when except … continue reading

Serious Kicking Back

Serious Kicking Back
While on the phone late this morning with one of my out of State customers,  I dramatically interjected by exclaiming, "We're having the very first delightful day of Spring in North Iowa, because the sun is shining, everything's turning green, and the birds are singing."  He likely thought me daft for saying such a thing on the 15th day of May.  … continue reading

Really Mean It!

Really Mean It!
One thing I'll never understand, is why every time I have to be out of the office for but one day, I discover all the more calls and messages upon returning, along with their  usually being one or two urgent ones.Yes, today was another continuing eduction day for me which happened to be an eight hour stint.  I've had today's instructor in pas … continue reading

Kitchen Border

Kitchen Border
My pre-planned work outdoors today was greatly curtailed by the light intermittent rain we were getting.  I heard this morning, that some relatives of a client of mine are getting very concerned about getting their crops planted in an area which recently received more rain that we did.  When I heard they have 800+ acres to plant so far, I just ab … continue reading