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Six or more Inches

Six or more Inches
When hearing we're supposed to possibly get another 8 inches of snow starting early in the morning, I'd say Mother Nature has decided to make up for all the snow we didn't get over these past 30 days.  Having been in and out of the office a number of times, I'd say I'm already getting very tired of winter, and all the more so because we really sho … continue reading

Native North American Cultures

Native North American Cultures
With our cloud cover this morning, I certainly wasn't expecting it to be -1 degrees when I got up this morning.  Indeed it's cold and I'm feeling it all the more as these days continue.  It seemed no matter where I was, I could feel the cold radiating from exterior walls which during these times, that same old question I've asked myself comes bac … continue reading

Stone Jars

Stone Jars
Wasn't that quite the shock effect when walking outdoors this morning?  Besides there being more snow to clear off, it was below zero. Ouch!  At least the wind wasn't blowing much stronger than a breeze, and thank goodness for that.I was all the more glad I'd cancelled that planned open house for today because for sure it would've been a wast … continue reading

The Circus Has Left Town

The Circus Has Left Town
Welcome back to winter!  I guess we were far too spoiled these past four weeks with the weather being un-seasonably pleasant, so now it's time to return to the real world of a North Iowa winter.  Thank goodness I did cancel tomorrow's planned public open house because I'm afraid it's going to be snowing most of the night which means we'll have an … continue reading

Out of that Storm’s Path

Out of that Storm’s Path
It was quite the whirlwind day, and I dare say I was out of my office more than in to the point where I don't think the engine of my vehicle ever had time to cool off.  Of course the first thing I had to do was get that light snow swept off the sidewalk in front of my office.  When finished and looking up and down the block, my freshly broomed pa … continue reading

341 S. Carolina Avenue

341 S. Carolina Avenue
It was wonderful to have the sun out since it was in the low teens when I arrived at the office this morning.  Unfortunately it looks like we're going to have snow coming our way the end of this week which many of us aren't happy about since we've been blessed with no snow for so many weeks.  At least we're out of our normal frigid period which u … continue reading

Everyone Chipped In

Everyone Chipped In
While on my way to the office this morning, my fears were confirmed by how dangerously slick the streets and sidewalks were, and mostly due to the roadways not appearing ice covered.  I would say this mornings pavement coating was about as close you could get to what some refer to as black ice.When discovering I needed another storage bin, I t … continue reading

Braunschweiger Sandwich

Braunschweiger Sandwich
Another typical Monday arrived with the number of phone calls and drop-ins which certainly made the hours pass quickly.  In spite of my office being more than warm, it seemed every time the front door opened, there'd be a damp chill entering that took some time to dispel.  For sure I didn't go walking anywhere with that outside air being as damp … continue reading

Absolutely No Shame

Absolutely No Shame
I was expecting the sun to be out in full force today, but that wasn't Mother Nature's plan for us.  In spite of it being overcast, with camera in hand, I decided to take a drive over to Clear Lake just so to add to my collection of photos of which I attempt to share with you all the ones I believe best.It was more lifeless over there than I'v … continue reading

Speed-typing Pianist

Speed-typing Pianist
Alas I did get enough photos taken this morning of my new listing at 807 - 5th St. SE here in Mason City.  The painter still has some work to do, but at least it was presentable enough for the nine photos I now have posted.When looking at that home yet again, I remembered a home I sold almost two years ago which is nearly a dead-ringer of this … continue reading

An Inferno

An Inferno
I'm a little disappointed in myself for speaking yesterday about having the home located at 807 - 5th St. SE posted online today because when I went over there this morning, I found the painter still working away at getting his paint job completed which meant no photos today.  I did get all the measurements done along with taking more notes, so ho … continue reading

Temporal Exhaustion

Temporal Exhaustion
At least it was ten degrees warmer this morning than it was yesterday which was a positive thing.  Most of us have already forgotten how nearly every winter when it's very cold and all the drier indoors due to our furnaces running all the more, our fingertips start getting those deep cracks in them that sometimes bleed along with being very painfu … continue reading