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213 S. Tennessee Ave., Mason City, IA

213 S. Tennessee Ave., Mason City, IA
Another below-zero morning was encountered when heading to work early, but fortunately, we should be back above freezing by tomorrow afternoon, but then it's going to drop back down again, and then back up on Saturday. Now that we're waving good-bye to the month of January, we shouldn't be having the extended cold-snaps like we've had these past mo … continue reading

The Perspectives Of Love

The Perspectives Of Love
It was certainly a biting-cold morning, but at least the wind wasn't blowing so hard, and what made it even more palatable, was the bright-shining sun, which made us all feel a bit warmer. From what I read this morning, it looks like we'll not have an above freezing day until Saturday arrives. Not to worry, because we have but one more day to endur … continue reading

Costly Mistakes For Generations

Costly Mistakes For Generations
If there's one positive thing that's come out of this recent snow storm, is my having finally acclimated to the cold, and in spite of it being noticeably cold this morning, I was actually quite fine with it as long as I was bundled-up. I did have to pull out another one of my long wool coats yesterday, because I've finally decided to wear it after … continue reading

It’s All A Showtime

It’s All A Showtime
The snow started later than predicted, but just kept a-coming down nearly the entire day, and you don't need to knit your brow wondering what I was up, because you'd already surmised I would be out shoveling my brains out, but due to the cold, it was only in an on and off fashion. I'm sure to be back at it again tomorrow morning, and mostly due to … continue reading

Mushrooming Frozen Food Sections

Mushrooming Frozen Food Sections
The overnight and morning snow was a bit of a surprise, but at least we didn't get any more than we did, and thankfully I managed to get everything shoveled before the wind changed directions, and our temps started dropping. This climate change that's due to global warming, sure has mixed up our weather patterns to where we have more extreme cold d … continue reading

Tit For Tat, Butter For Fat

Tit For Tat, Butter For Fat
It was another nippy morning while driving to work, and of course there were some cautionary patches of ice on the side streets which had me feeling like I was driving over washboards. But, at least the sun was shining brightly which offered some warming rays this afternoon.When I arrived at office, I retuned some emails which had come in over … continue reading

Drastic Price Reduction on 304 N. Fairview

Drastic Price Reduction on 304 N. Fairview
Unfortunately our weather went from near-tolerable to downright nasty by the time sunset arrived. Those light snow flurries were creating slick areas on the sidewalks and streets, and ever-glad I made it home without a mishap. I did see where it's going to be much colder tonight, so be prepared for an biting-cold day tomorrow.Upon arrival at of … continue reading

Blue Eyes In This Cathedral

Blue Eyes In This Cathedral
There were some complaining about the cold today, but I couldn't bring myself to it because the bright sun was making up for all of the little discomforts of winter. When seeing it come up, it almost appeared as a forgotten object that traveled across our skies.Once I arrived at office, I busied myself with preparing a file on my recent sale, a … continue reading

I Dare Them To Post

I Dare Them To Post
In spite of the temperature drop, it was good to see the sun shining this morning, which was certainly a lift for ones spirits considering how many gray days we've been enduring. Yes, the hoar frost is beautiful on both gray and sunny days, but I'd rather have the sunshine, which is why I took the above photo this morning of a Gothic.Upon arriv … continue reading

Chinese Fortune Telling Sticks

Chinese Fortune Telling Sticks
As each one of these cold and dreary winter days pass, I long all the more for Spring to arrive where I can be outdoors again without having to be bundled up like an Eskimo, along with being able to get back to my outdoor projects and gardening. I've already received at least four seed and plant catalogs in the mail which I page thru from time to t … continue reading

Things You May Not Want to Know

Things You May Not Want to Know
Another chilly and gray day came and went, but at least it wasn't bitterly cold like we've seen in the Januarys of years past. For a better portion of the morning, there was a very light mist that was coming down, which had me worried it was going to get heavier and create a dangerous layer of sleet, but thankfully it stopped.My client arrived … continue reading

It Sickens Me At Times

It Sickens Me At Times
Today was just a spill-over from yesterday with additional clean-up after our snowplows left piles at driveways and curbside entrances. I was hoping to see some sunshine, but that never happened, but on a positive note, we're now on the down-hill slide out of yet another of my most disliked months of the year.I spent an additional two or more h … continue reading