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Zaftig

Zaftig
Not much was happing on the office front today other than random drop-ins and a whole pile of accounting and bill paying to do.  I was a little late with my accounting, but for good reason because I had an exceptionally busy last week of July as well as first week of August.I did make time to go and do a walk-thru on a home that a tenant moved … continue reading

A-glow with Good

A-glow with Good
Without a doubt, it was one of those one-armed wallpaper hanger days where I had to stop and think if I were coming or going.  Of course the higher temperatures didn't help matters when discovering I was breaking into a sweat on occasion.I think what created a bottle-neck, was my having attended our monthly MLS meeting, and then finding it not … continue reading

Somewhere Over

Somewhere Over
It was quite the storm we had late yesterday, and likely received enough rain to bring our grass back to green.  And speaking of green, I've been noticing a whole lot more dead and dying trees around our City and I really can't figure out what's been happening with them.  I'm not sure if it was the extreme cold of last winter, or if there's somet … continue reading

No Natural Predators

No Natural Predators
It wasn't such a hot day until noontime arrived and then the temps started working their way up toward 90 degrees.  For being the first days of August, I was a bit surprised by it because we all know, as the days grow shorter, the nights are longer, thus giving the night more of an opportunity to cool down, and all the fewer blistering hours of he … continue reading

Back in the Barn

Back in the Barn
My day started far earlier due to my plan on getting my "for sale" signs planted in the ground over at The Lady Bug in Clear Lake.  I wanted that signage up as quickly as possible now that I have a signed listing agreement with the seller who's wanting that property sold all the sooner.I cleaned and polished two signs, threw them in my car, an … continue reading

Smack Talk

Smack Talk
First and foremost, I am responding to the scathing review a certain Tiffany Adams posted about me on both Facebook and Google yesterday.The only time I had any personal contact with her and BF, was when I was hosting an open house some months ago, and as chance would have it, they ended up making an offer in it about 45 days ago thru another R … continue reading

Funkwit

Funkwit
My morning was earlier than early due to my having to meet a seller at a property out of town, and with it being about a 20 minute drive, I discovered the sun truly is working its way south and shortening our days in the process.  The sun was just starting to come up and was making my driving more difficult because it was shining in my car at such … continue reading

Brooks that Babble

Brooks that Babble
When knowing I didn't have any immediate appointments scheduled this morning, I made a few rounds at my vacant listings, just to make sure all was well. While driving thru different districts, I couldn't help but notice how scruffy the yards of many homes were beginning to look which made me sad, because a generation or more ago, there were all the … continue reading

“Big Blue” taking Flight

“Big Blue” taking Flight
I'm beginning to wonder if all of that smoke that's being generated from those forest fires in Siberia is creating this strange haze in our atmosphere.  We all know that the jet stream crosses over Russia, so just maybe we're getting smoked by Siberia.My early morning final walk-thru went well with the exception of the overhead garage doors ha … continue reading

Fun-House Mirrors

Fun-House Mirrors
Another beautiful day in North Iowa happened again, and I'm looking for all the many more before the leaves start turning.  It saddens me a bit when knowing we're heading into August which is likely going to be our last month of real summer.  The weeks have flown by which is usually what happens when we want to hold them fast.When I arrived a … continue reading

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods
This morning was again a near perfect one due to the light rain we had last night and then the arrival of the cooling north wind.  When we have days like this, I'm sure all the many would like to flash-freeze them in time and then re-activate them whenever our days are cold and gray.One of my favorite Downtown people stopped by to tell me abou … continue reading

Prairie Place on 1st

Prairie Place on 1st
My early morning was spent working on a sale file that is now ready for title work to be done so we can get it closed.  I was happy to find I had all the information I needed, which meant I didn't have to call the selling agent for more details.  As I've said before, the more people involved in a sale, the more easily it is for someone to drop th … continue reading