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North Iowa Band Festival of 1962

North Iowa Band Festival of 1962
The unexpected rain this morning had me trapped at office until it let up, and then after, I got my clothes changed and back outdoors I headed to get much-needed yard work done. The southerly breezes were definitely welcome once our temps started rising. I did notice on our extended weather forecast, Mason City is right on the borderline of our fir … continue reading

“Would You????”

“Would You????”
These above-average temps are welcome in one sense, but not so in others, and especially concerning these exceptionally annoying gnats that just will not leave a person alone. If I'm outdoors for any length of time, they're at me, and of course they just love going for the eyes. Thank goodness I wear glasses. I'd be curious to know what has increas … continue reading

After It’d Cooled

After It’d Cooled
While on my way to work this morning, and after glancing at my fuel gage, I stopped to get a fill-up of gas at the convenience store where I normally get it, and since the time was right about when the factory workers are stopping to pick up their grease-filled and overly sugared breakfast snacks, I internally shook my head in amazement at how litt … continue reading

To Their Wiles

To Their Wiles
It appears we're going to have above-average temps this week, which is just fine by me because I'm hoping to get as many ripened veggies harvested from my garden before the first frost, and since tomatoes and peppers are part of the nightshade family, they won't tolerate even the lightest of frosts.I've been diligently canning my San Marzano to … continue reading

New Crops of Bad Seeds

New Crops of Bad Seeds
When I looked at the outside temperature while driving to office this morning, I was a bit shocked when seeing it 49 degrees. Ouch! It won't be too many days longer and we will be getting nipped by light frostings in our low-lying areas, and I'm hoping it'll be more later than sooner because my pepper plants are finally maturing, and believe you me … continue reading

Re-Calibrating Myself

Re-Calibrating Myself
It was another night of fractured sleep, and most likely due still being in the full moon period. Not to worry, it'll soon fade and I'll be back to my normal routine. Since I was up and out early again, I managed to get a few personal chores done before heading to office, and one of them being the removal of a broken basement window belonging to a … continue reading

How to Quit Doing Nothing

How to Quit Doing Nothing
Since there was a full moon last night, and as usual, my normal sleeping pattern was altered, and with that said, I was up and out about an hour earlier than normal. The highways and streets were all the more naked at such an early hour, which I actually found delightful. I did stop at a convenience store and picked up a cup of java on my way into … continue reading

False Progress

False Progress
It certainly felt like a Fall morning with the misty-rain coming down, and since it was a bit chilly out, I stopped at a convenience store and grabbed a small cup of coffee to sip on while at office. In spite of it being an early Saturday morning, I was surprised to find so few vehicles on the road. There must've been a whole lot of partying going … continue reading

1006 – 1008 N. Delaware Ave.

1006 – 1008 N. Delaware Ave.
This morning's weather was quite pleasant with the warm breezes and shining sun, but not long after the hour of two, it began growing overcast and cooler. Of course the wind changed directions and now coming from what appears to be a north/northeasterly direction. North Iowa's definitely starting to take on the appearance of Fall.Before arrivin … continue reading

Revisiting 304 N. Fairview

Revisiting 304 N. Fairview
This southerly wind we've been getting, created a much warmer early morning which ended up turning into somewhat of a sticky-hot day. I was compelled to stop at a convenience store to grab a cup of java before heading Downtown, and of course the early-morning factory workers were inside buying all those bad for your health munchies which makes me w … continue reading

Resurrecting Those Past Events

Resurrecting Those Past Events
It was definitely an interesting morning when having arrived at work and discovering 3 Timberlane Drive wound up getting sold late last night. It definitely came as no surprise since I know how popular that district is with its larger than normal lot sizes and less-traveled streets. As I've mentioned before, today's buyers are more interested in pr … continue reading

Today’s Corporate Ways In America

Today’s Corporate Ways In America
After getting myself settled at office this morning, I proceeded to deliver six grocery bags full of cucumbers to a very thankful receiver. Each time I've made a delivery, I drive away thinking I've performed at least one small good for others, which gives me a warm feeling within.With it still being the first of the month, I had to set aside t … continue reading