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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

A Mother Now

A Mother Now
It was quite biting out this morning when finding it hovering around 8 degrees, but at least the wind did die down in the night.  I think it made it up to around 30 degrees when out of the wind and in the direct sunlight early this afternoon, so at least it wasn't that bad the entire day.I stopped to pay a long-overdue visit to one of my dear … continue reading

From all Directions

From all Directions
It appears North Iowa is getting pounded by another Alberta Clipper, and I was so hoping it would go down with the sun, but more than likely it'll be blowing like this all night and on into tomorrow.  From the time I was young, hearing those strong winds blowing thru the tall trees always sounded to me like waves of water hitting the shoreline of … continue reading

Tasting of Mold

Tasting of Mold
Not much was happening in real estate today other than showing another icky rental that certainly showed signs of neglect and abuse.  What leaves me always wondering about the core values of some, is when I show homes they live in that border on pig styes, and especially when they've had more than a day's notice to get them presentable.I'd be … continue reading

The Rise of Acedia

The Rise of Acedia
Unfortunately we didn't see the sun today, but at least the temperature rose above freezing which made our gray day more bearable. Oh how the wind has been blowing!Upon arriving Downtown this morning, I noticed a few cars with overnight parking tickets on them which indicated there were some who thought it better to get a ride home instead of d … continue reading

Celeriac

Celeriac
You all may be thinking I'm beating the subject of our weather to death, but I just can't get over how pleasant it's been for the first half of January.  I've been telling everyone to savor every moment of it because it could change very quickly.My first little job this morning was to set out my open house signs on street corners so to help wi … continue reading

Anytime is a Good Time

Anytime is a Good Time
Oh what a beautiful morning and another glorious day on the 4th of January!  I'm just going to stay hopeful that it doesn't warm too much to where the trees and shrubs think Spring has arrived early and start budding.  That would not be a very good thing to happen because it'll surely take away much needed energy required when real Spring does ar … continue reading

Mud-wrestling Contest

Mud-wrestling Contest
We absolutely couldn't have had a better day for the 3rd of January.  It was actually in the high 40's each time I looked at the thermometer, yet later on, someone said it even got up to 50 degrees.  Now that's what I call an unusually warm day for the first week of January.Since the phones were a bit quiet, I figured it a good time to go and … continue reading

Questionable Characters

In spite of the temperature not being all that cold, it was pretty darned chilly outdoors today, and we can blame the wind for making it feel all the colder.  Thank goodness I dressed all the warmer before leaving home because I was out in it more than I would've liked.Around mid-morning I received a text from a near life-long friend telling m … continue reading

Already Manufactured

Already Manufactured
Let's hope after everyone was fully awake this morning and then recalling the events of this past evening, there were no lingering regrets over whatever was said or done that suddenly became regrettable.  I'm not so sure people are the New Year's Eve party animals they were a decade or two ago.  With our State clamping all the more down on drunk … continue reading

Requiem for 2018

Requiem for 2018
Alas we've reached the final page of the final chapter of a year which at times seemed to fly by, while others appearing stuck in time and space.  There's no question there are many of you who're now recalling some of the past transgressions of others along with memorable happenings which you now wish could be preserved and called upon whenever fi … continue reading

Just forget It!

Just forget It!
Thank goodness it wasn't the cold day predicted by our weather forecasters.  As I was leaving early this morning, I noticed it was already in the 20's and rising.  Finding myself running a bit late for my playing gig, I quickly grabbed my music and headed for the church.  For some reason, the person who normally unlocks the church doors at a pre … continue reading