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Into a War Zone

Into a War Zone
That was quite the rainstorm we had today, and when looking to the west on my way to work, it appeared those ominously dark clouds were on their way here to give us a good pounding, and a pounding we got.  They've predicted rain for tomorrow and Friday, and if it's going to be has heavy as today's, I'd say there'll be more mowing in the days ahead … continue reading

All Living Creatures

All Living Creatures
Another repeat of yesterday happened again, only I believe it broke 90 degrees Downtown this afternoon.  Several people mentioned the smell of hog manure in those southern breezes, and for the life of me, I can't imagine where it's coming from.  It comes and goes throughout the warmer months, and from how far south is anyone's guess. I actually d … continue reading

Ride thru Hell

Ride thru Hell
They predicted temps in the 80's this week, and it looks like this time they got it right because we've not only been getting the high temps, but also exceptionally heavy humidity which made being outdoors rather annoying.  I certainly didn't dress for it today, but for sure I'll be wearing something much lighter tomorrow.The first thing on my … continue reading

Humming Along

Humming Along
Having awakened early enough this morning, I managed to get a few things done before attending an early church service here in the City.  Thinking I was late, I discovered the minister  being the one who was tardy.I'm not a regular of that church, and being as such, I happened to notice all the more quirky things some of the attendants were d … continue reading

A Carnivore’s Evening Meal

A Carnivore’s Evening Meal
I'd say I was in a near constant state of motion from the time my car pulled up at the office this morning.  It came as no surprise because my appointment calendar was filled for the entire afternoon, while my morning hours were spent getting some much needed yard work done.  Even though the grass was wet, I plowed on in spite of it coming out of … continue reading

Fireflies

Fireflies
If there were ever a dead-ringer for a classic Friday the 13th, I'd say today will go down in history as one of them, because beginning at the first hour, I was a spectator of a number of unfortunate events.The first happening, was seeing what the back end of a concrete truck can do to the hood of a Ford F150.  The young owner of that sparklin … continue reading

A Pour-Over

A Pour-Over
Today's heavy rains came rather unexpectedly along with the amount received.  I guess we should consider ourselves lucky after hearing how much the Twin Cities received as well as today's news that Austin got majorly dumped on.  It's been a number of years since I've seen such downpours in the month of September.  I'll believe it when I see it i … continue reading

In Case of Emergency

In Case of Emergency
While in conversation today with an elderly client, she veered off the subject and mentioned how much she hates dark gray days like this because they pull her down if she doesn't keep busy, which is why she spent most of today working in her yard, flower garden, and chores around the house.  She went on to say she didn't even what to think about w … continue reading

In Restraints

In Restraints
Oh how I wish the remaining days of this year were like the one that just occurred.  There's no doubt the hurricane out East had an effect on our weather patterns here in North Iowa.  It was unfortunate I wasn't able to be out in it as much as I would've liked, but that's what happens when office work calls.  At least I did manage to get all of … continue reading

Privy to Business

Privy to Business
It was a typical Monday morning with phone calls to return, and correspondence to get out both via email and the post, and in spite of the interruptions, I was able to get more accomplished than I'd expected.I had another cancellation today, but it did get re-scheduled for first thing tomorrow morning.  That cancellation did give me time to go … continue reading

More Reverence

More Reverence
My biggest concern this morning was getting to my office early and practicing the music I was given to play for St. Paul Lutheran's Service which was at 10:30, and not having had the time to practice one particular hymn that wasn't the easiest, I worked on it as best I could for about an hour and then pretty much said to myself, "This is as good as … continue reading

403 N. Monroe Ave.

403 N. Monroe Ave.
Once again I found today that the best laid plans of mice and men do so often go awry after discovering that my 8:00 am appointment was postponed for another day.  Cancellations in and of themselves don't really bother me, yet often times it's a sudden change which causes that particular day's routine to be out of balance, and normally ends up las … continue reading