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A Soiree

A Soiree
Certainly we were all happy to find it much warmer outdoors this morning instead of it being like yesterday's minus 5 degrees.  Someone mentioned today that this year's November is being ranked as being in the top five coldest Novembers on record for North Iowa.  I'd say that's certainly not something to brag about.  Whenever mentioning how unus … continue reading

Windows of Inspiration

Windows of Inspiration
For me, it was a bit unusual Sunday morning due to an early appointment I had to show a home to some buyers I've been working with.  Many apologies were made for such an early time--especially it being Sunday.  I'm always quick to remind buyers that an active Realtor will always try to work around their work schedules.  Little did those buyers k … continue reading

A Little Waltzier

A Little Waltzier
I'm sure there were all the many including me who awakened this morning to find around two inches of snow on the ground and not a bit happy about it.  Thank goodness it wasn't anymore because it was just enough to get myself broken into shoveling for another winter season.  Yes, it's drawing closer to the time when we do get snow, seeing that Tha … continue reading

Strong, Stately, and Enduring

Strong, Stately, and Enduring
Fortunately I managed to get up to Lake Mills and then over to Northwood this morning in a timely fashion to where I made it back to Mason City just about the hour I'd expected.My first stop was at a client of mine where I picked her up and drove to the historic Lutheran Church where she's a member.  Some time ago I asked her if it would be po … continue reading

Old Widow Ladies

Old Widow Ladies
Thank goodness it was a bright sunny day which helped to keep us from feeling all the more chilled since it was hovering in the 20's most of the time until it did get up to the low 30's before the sun went down.Another appointment took me to Worth County again this morning for a final walk-thru of a property before we went to closing.  I absol … continue reading

Swensrud Park

Swensrud Park
Thank goodness the clouds dispersed and the north wind wasn't blowing today!  As the morning wore on, it actually was near being pleasant outdoors.  Someone said it's supposed to be like this for at least a few days, and all the many happier who're up against our weather to get their outdoor repairs and improvements made.I received a call fro … continue reading

Quiet Ones

Quiet Ones
Let's hope the wind went down with the sun tonight and won't start up again tomorrow.  This month has been more like December than I've seen in years, and hopefully it won't continue on like this because if it does, we're going to be seeing some really bad attitudes starting within our general public.There have been all the more drop-ins and c … continue reading

These Last Months of 2018

These Last Months of 2018
I believe the best job in the world is that of a meteorologist, because if their predicted temperatures, for say a given week are wrong, they still keep their jobs and likely just chalk all those many in-correct predictions off as examples of how un-predictable weather patterns can be.  I say this because this is the second time during these past … continue reading

Veteran’s Day of 2018

Veteran’s Day of 2018
Thank goodness it was in the upper 20's this morning when I left the house.  While out, I did discover I'm finally getting used to the cold because I was actually getting a bit too warm while wearing my wool coat.The first thing I had on my plate this morning, was to go over to St. Paul Lutheran Church and play for their 8:30 am Service.  Tha … continue reading

A Young Me

A Young Me
It wasn't a pleasant experience when finding it 7 degrees outside this morning, but at least the wind wasn't blowing which would've sent the windchill down below zero.I did manage to arrive at the office early enough to get out and do that little job I'd yesterday promised myself to get completed.  As nearly always, what I thought would take o … continue reading

As Snug as a Bug

As Snug as a Bug
Believe me, I wasn't a happy camper when finding snow on the ground this morning, and to make matters worse, the roads were exceptionally icy--especially the intersections.  Since it was so early, I quickly discovered the City hadn't  yet sanded those intersections when seeing drivers skidding nearly straight on thru.  You can be sure I was driv … continue reading

Dutch Mansard

Dutch Mansard
With this weather turning all the more winter-like, I keep getting the “feeling” that winter ushered itself out not so very long ago.  But then I'm reminded of the snowstorms this past April and May which shortened our months of pleasant weather all the more.  I'm still convinced Mother Nature is punishing the earthlings for what they're doin … continue reading