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Until I Die

Until I Die
While on my way to work this morning, I did notice frost in the low-lying areas, which meant there were some flowers and vegetables which would awaken frost-burned. Oh well, people must remember we're still just past the first week of May, and being this early, just about anything goes with our weather.I was actually quite surprised I didn't ha … continue reading

Illustrious Commercial Alley

Illustrious Commercial Alley
From what I just heard, our meteorologists are predicting a 32 degree temp tonight, and if that's the case, then I believe a number of gardeners around town had better either cover their tomatoes and peppers, or run the risk of having them frosted, and if they do, there's no recovery, as to those two vegetables being very sensitive to frosts. I'm g … continue reading

Clear up There

Clear up There
Being blessed with a relatively calm day accompanied by sunshine, I dare say we couldn't have asked for more, and especially since it's Mother's Day, and from what I've been seeing and hearing, our temps are only going to be in the 60's the rest of this week, which is always near perfect for me, but only as long as that wicked wind isn't blowing. … continue reading

Reoccurring Bouts

Reoccurring Bouts
A very early appointment to show a home had me up and out all the sooner this morning, and in spite of my being rushed to make it on time, I got there a few minutes before the buyers arrived. Such an early appointment was just one more reminder that when in real estate, good agents will do their very best to accommodate buyers and sellers, and toda … continue reading

An Enduring Respect

An Enduring Respect
It was another back to the grindstone early today with more little chores to be done before the phones started ringing. It was definitely chilly out again this morning but at least it didn't get frosting-cold overnight. The time is drawing closer for me to get those tomatoes and pepper plants in the ground, just so they'll have a good start on bein … continue reading

His Sentimental Overlays

His Sentimental Overlays
These recent winds have been wrecking havoc on our trees again, as just today, I noticed one Pine tree having been topped-off, and another fruit tree snapped in two. I just don't get it with these winds, and yes, we've always been a windy city, but not of the forces in which they've been of late. It seems as if there's nothing a person can do other … continue reading

Clan of the Cave Bears

Clan of the Cave Bears
We didn't get a frost last night which was a good thing, and ended up being pretty nice day out once our sun rose higher, but then when it became overcast, the chill returned. It was actually misting a little on my windshield as I was driving home. Let it come.Part of my morning was taken up with the inspection of a few properties which the own … continue reading

A Stylish Mini-mall

A Stylish Mini-mall
It was a beautiful day, but the wind certainly kept us bundled against it while outdoors. I heard we may be getting frosted overnight, and if we do, it'll be in our lowlands. In spite of my seedlings growing like weeds, I'll not be planting them until it warms up a bit more. Rushing a growing season by planting tomatoes and peppers too early, can i … continue reading

A Growing Crowd

A Growing Crowd
My wishes were at least partially fulfilled when seeing this light rain continuing-on towards noontime. Now if we had a good three full days and nights of it, we'd all have an example of what our old farmers considered "a million dollar rain", as such rains usually don't go running off into creeks and rivers, which allows our soils to absorb nearly … continue reading

Never Missed a Meal

Never Missed a Meal
Having read on the weather forecast several days ago, it was to be far cooler today than yesterday, and by the time early afternoon arrived, it was 83 degrees and rising. At least the rain we were supposed to get today, was pushed forward to this evening, so hopefully, we'll have some much-needed moisture soaking into our dry soil.My Sunday mor … continue reading

Cut them Short

Cut them Short
With our weather suddenly turning warm, I got out earlier than normal again, just so I could get some more of my personal chores done before putting on my Realtor hat. With the winds we had over this past winter, I created several large piles of sticks and branches to dispose of, so I loaded them up and hauled them off to our landfill so they could … continue reading

As Good as it’ll Be

As Good as it’ll Be
I was up, out and at 'em early this morning, as I had many little errands to run before my earlier than normal closing, and thankfully I did, as I just managed to make it to the closing office in the nick of time.When I walked in, the buyer was already there waiting for me, and since the closing agent wasn't quite ready for us, we had a nice vi … continue reading