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He Who Dares Not

He Who Dares Not
I have to keep reminding myself that we're on the down-hill slide of November with my continued wishing for pleasant days, and thus far, we've been pretty lucky in not having a major snowstorm. In spite of it being a biting cold morning, it really wasn't so bad after the sun climbed high into the sky.My acreage sale did take place without a hit … continue reading

A New Doctor

A New Doctor
We couldn't have had a more beautiful morning with the near-calm wind and bright sun, and since it was Sunday, I made sure to get to office early enough so not to be disturbed in my quiet corner while conducting my personal contemplative prayer session. Now that winter's coming on and my office taking longer to heat up so early, I found an old wool … continue reading

Grease-cutting Soap

Grease-cutting Soap
We finally had a near perfectly calm day today, and what a relief it was. I was beginning to think Mother Nature had some sort of invisible fan programmed to have the wind start blowing as soon as sunrise happened, but you can bet I was enjoying every moment of our windless and sun-filled day.My first order of business was to drive up to my Rav … continue reading

Just That Un-caring

Just That Un-caring
Once again, the wind was blowing strong today, and since our temps didn't get high enough, it was darned cold whenever I was out in it. Wouldn't it be nice to have at least a few calm days this month? I do hope it's not a harbinger of a cold and windier winter ahead.I was out and early sooner this morning because I had to get my clothes changed … continue reading

This Buying Fever

This Buying Fever
The wind wasn't as bad today as yesterday's, but still at it, which makes me wonder if that nickname given our City back in 1950's titled, "The windy city of the North" being far closer to the truth. Oh well, at least our temps climbed high enough again to where it was tolerable. I certainly can't wait until another month passes and the sun starts … continue reading

True Compassion

True Compassion
When are these windy days going to stop? It's almost like clockwork when finding it coming up with the sun and then subsiding once it sets, but thankfully our temps rose high enough today to where it was no longer biting.Most of my morning was spent working on another sale file which is supposed to be closing this coming Monday, and since it ha … continue reading

What You Don’t See

What You Don’t See
It wasn't the most pleasant day in real estate when having to call a seller to let him know that the buyers who seemed exceptionally interested in his home, suddenly jumped to the opposite spectrum and purchased another beyond our City limits from another agent, and being one more example of this irrational exuberance that's hit North Iowa, because … continue reading

Two More Imps

Two More Imps
These exceptionally windy days have been enough to make a person go batty because it seems each year we've experienced all the more wind, and by the looks of all the branches and even entire old-growth trees coming down, I'd say even they're not used to its strength, and due to yesterday's wind, I wasn't able to get all the felled tree branches … continue reading

A Field of Snow

A Field of Snow
The summation of my entire day could be condensed into one statement, and that being, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Oh how some of those old quotes do speak generational truths.My Sunday morning started off as a normal one, with the exception of remaining in my quiet contemplative corner much longer, and the only reason b … continue reading

Adorn Yourself

Adorn Yourself
I dare say it couldn't have been a more gloomy day here in North Iowa with the heavy cloud cover and misty-cold rain. The numerous times I was out in it, I was reminded how similar it what was to the costal cities in Northern Europe and the British Isles. They endure far too many more days during their winter months than I could possibly swallow. I … continue reading

A Gracious Granny

A Gracious Granny
For it being Friday the 13th, this one kept me busy enough to where I'd say it ended up a lucky one, as our office had two closings, three sales, and a lead on a much-needed listing because our inventory is definitely shrinking. It looks like I'm going to have to start beating the bushes a little more for new listings, so if you know of anyone … continue reading

A Time Capsule

A Time Capsule
It was an early up and out this morning with the number of duties I had awaiting me at office which I needed to get completed before the phones started ringing. Seeing how heavy the frost was when I went to my car, I was certain it was colder than it was, but not. The wind had to be back at it again to where it was first coming from the south, … continue reading