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Golden Wings

Golden Wings
When seeing those ominously dark storm clouds rolling in at dusk last night, I figured we were going to be in for another pounding, and by the looks of the closed-off streets early this morning, I'd say we did.  One of my clients mentioned today, and then confirmed by another later, that since Monday we received eight inches of rain.  Now that's … continue reading

1141 is Certainly the One

1141 is Certainly the One
It came as no surprise to see the streets flooding early this morning after being awakened several times in the night by the rain.  To think it's the 20th of September and we're getting this amount of rain, especially knowing this is supposed to be the time when things start drying out.  I drove past the entrance to East Park and wasn't surprised … continue reading

Democrazy

Democrazy
We certainly got dumped on again today with the rain, but at least the sun is shining now, so hopefully we won't get anymore tonight.  I heard we have flash flood warnings out which doesn't make anyone living near water very happy.  My prophesy of it being a hot and dry summer certainly didn't come to pass.  The only reason I believed it would t … continue reading

434 – 23rd St. SW

434 – 23rd St. SW
It was quite the downpour of rain this morning.  Thank goodness I was already at the office when it started.  It was yet another one of those storms where the clouds dropped sheets of rain.  And to think we have more in store for us later this week.  One of my clients told me that her rain gauge showed 1 1/2 inches.  After hearing that, it's n … continue reading

Stellar Senior Housing

Stellar Senior Housing
It was quite the windstorm that came up out of nowhere this afternoon wasn't it?  I was waiting for a customer to get off the phone to tell her it looked like there were dark storm clouds moving in from the west, but was interrupted myself by a phone call.  We weren't inside maybe five minutes when the wind started blowing like the dickens.  We … continue reading

Furious Movements

Furious Movements
Thank goodness it didn't get as hot today as yesterday which gave me an opportunity to get some much needed outdoor work done.  Unfortunately the jiggers are out and yours truly have a few bites to prove it.  As much as I like being outdoors when possible, it's not much fun when being pestered by those little black devils.In spite of it being … continue reading

And Eat it Too

And Eat it Too
I'm thinking today's 92+ degrees was something to be remembered since it's September 15th and not July 15th.  We go from days of rain to hotter than heck, and then left to wonder what's next.  I've been watching the devastation that's being created by hurricane Florence, and exceptionally happy it hasn't been as bad as predicted, or at least it a … continue reading

Memory Marker

Memory Marker
I was surprised to find our temperatures climbing into the mid 80's this afternoon.  While I was out and about, I could certainly feel how different a late summer heat can be to where it almost feels hotter than it is.  I'm sure the jiggers are going to be out in full force these coming days.  I despise those little black devils because they're … continue reading

Miniature White Pumpkin

Miniature White Pumpkin
It looks like we're on a roll with the arrival of yet another wonderful North Iowa day.  It won't surprise me if these warm days will continue as one of many after-affects of hurricane Florence.  Often times, whenever there's a hurricane in the south or southeast, our temperatures are warmer than normal, and unfortunately we sometimes get accompa … continue reading

Poisoning the Well

Poisoning the Well
Another day of near perfect weather just happened in North Iowa.  Around noontime I received a call from the abstract company in Northwood saying the two abstracts I've been waiting for were complete, so off I dashed for a wonderful drive up north.  It's too bad more of our City's residents don't get out in the country more often.  With the leav … continue reading

Voices of Evil

Voices of Evil
One of today's appointments took me to a property the seller wanted me to look at just so to get an opinion on what needed to be done in order to get it prepped for listing.  I found myself in a bit of a debate regarding suggested improvements I believed would optimize its suggested final sale price.  I'm not sure if any of my ideas fell on deaf … continue reading

Grow All the More

Grow All the More
Another beautiful day arrived in spite of it being a chilly 50 degrees early this morning.  We'll all be starting to see more dew covering rooftops and lawns which tells us the soil is warmer than the night-time air above.  I'm continuing to be hopeful I can get all my little outdoor projects done before the hard freeze arrives.Without a doub … continue reading