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A Cashier’s Check is Just like Cash

A Cashier’s Check is Just like Cash
While visiting with a gentleman today who also grew up on a farm, I couldn't help asking, "With this eleven below zero weather and the wind blowing, I'm sure you had some flash-backs from you years on the farm." He laughed and said, "You can bet I did and they weren't pleasant." He also went on to say how flimsy some of these school kids are dresse … continue reading

326 – 1st St. NW, Mason City, IA

326 – 1st St. NW, Mason City, IA
There's no question we're all muttering under our breaths, "Get me the Yell out of this frozen tundra!", and rightly so because today was another finger and toe numbing experience while outdoors, and believe me, it didn't take but a few minutes for a person to really feel it.As much as I would've liked to remain barricaded in my office all day, … continue reading

Watching a Fainting Goat Dance

Watching a Fainting Goat Dance
As I was expecting today, whenever there's a Monday holiday, the following Tuesday ends up being one of the busiest of the week, and that's exactly what happened. Not to worry, I made all my appointments on time, along with getting everything in need of my attention accomplished. For being a twelve hour day for me, it sure went flying by.Most o … continue reading

They’re Worshipping Their Own Power

They’re Worshipping Their Own Power
It came as a surprise when finding it much warmer than was predicted today, which offered some melting time during our afternoon. When visiting with a client who's out of State today, it sounded like the Southern States got a good pounding these last couple of days. Yes, these erratic weather patterns are becoming quite remarkable.While on the … continue reading

But Rather a Bloated Village

But Rather a Bloated Village
Our temps didn't get as high as predicted, but at least the wind wasn't blowing which made for a more pleasant day to be outdoors. It looks like our weather is going to be yo-yoing again this week, so if we can at least get out of this month without any terribly bitter-cold days, we should be wrestled free of Old Man Winter's grip once again.Sh … continue reading

One of the Most Intelligent People

One of the Most Intelligent People
I didn't take the time to look how many inches of snow we received, but judging by the average amount that was moved today, I'd say it was somewhere around eight inches. Thank goodness the wind wasn't blowing hard while the sun was shining because it made for a more tolerable three hours of shoveling. Yes, I sure got my workout today, so I guess I … continue reading

If We’d Always be a Little Kinder

If We’d Always be a Little Kinder
As expected, we're getting a good pounding with snow, and even though I shoveled outside the front of my office four times today, there's no question I'll have a good helping to get removed tomorrow morning. I didn't check the weather, but sure hoping the sun will be shining because it makes for a more pleasant experience while out shoveling.Th … continue reading

The Whole Complex was Built on Cursed Ground

The Whole Complex was Built on Cursed Ground
After hearing how much snow we're supposed to be getting, I braced myself for another round of snow removal. As someone said today, "I wish we'd only get three inches at a time instead of double or triple." I was in complete agreement because when it's over four inches deep, it becomes a grueling process. Of course that's the price we all have to p … continue reading

1307 N. Hampshire Ave., Mason City, Iowa

1307 N. Hampshire Ave., Mason City, Iowa
In spite of having random "sun-breaks" today, we must consider ourselves fortunate we were not having to endure below zero temps accompanied by a biting northwest wind. It was definitely an "out of the puddles and into the ponds" with our melting snow, and of course the back alleys of our Downtown always seem to have the worst of it.My first du … continue reading

Every Happening Great and Small

Every Happening Great and Small
At one time or another, I read that Mason City Iowa is in the top ten cities of the United States which has the greatest temperature swings in a 12 month period, which comes as no surprise when finding our temps today reaching well above forty degrees in our Downtown. For sure there's going to be a good number of potholes created by the extreme col … continue reading

Their Company Would be Fizzling Fast

Their Company Would be Fizzling Fast
Another windy day in North Iowa, and for some reason, it felt even colder out than it did yesterday. It sound like we'll be getting another reprieve from it these coming two days, but let's hope it's not going to be another yo-yo back to what we've been getting. For sure we don't have enough snow-cover to keep the frost from traveling deeper than i … continue reading

Certain He’d Won a Pile of Dough

Certain He’d Won a Pile of Dough
So much for the short reprieve from old man winter when finding the wind blowing from the north again, and our temps hovering around zero this morning. I did see where we're supposed to have a few days in the 30's this week, but as we all know, our recent winters are like being on a teeter-totter with one day being comfortable and the other miserab … continue reading