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Spotlight on 908 N. Jackson

Spotlight on 908 N. Jackson
It was another beautiful sunny day in North Iowa and glad for it because I was out of my office more than in due to the number of pressing items that needed to be addressed. While out, I made sure to stop over to my little private garden and make sure those evil Japanese beetles hadn't discovered those tomatoes and peppers, and thankfully they hadn … continue reading

Never goes Unpunished

Never goes Unpunished
According to the the weather person, we were supposed to have rain before noon today, but alas it did finally show up around 5:00 pm which was a blessing because the air was really beginning to get heavy as the day wore on.It was pretty much of an un-eventful day where there were no interesting stories being told by clients or customers. The ho … continue reading

Their Siege has Returned

Their Siege has Returned
It was another beautiful day in North Iowa, and in spite of a high cloud cover earlier, it didn't affect it's delight. While getting some documents signed today, I was once again reminded that our summer is on the downward slide towards Fall because only three months from now, it'll be the 20th of October, and we all know that when November 1st arr … continue reading

Lily of a Day

Lily of a Day
Thank goodness the temps had dropped enough to where my free Sunday wasn't a scorcher. With the sun shining and a light breeze, it was a near perfect day for working outdoors, and that is where I was nearly the entire day, and for sure I had my Panama hat on all the time. Knowing that summer will be gone before we know it, these are the days in whi … continue reading

Eating all our Garbage

Eating all our Garbage
I certainly wasn't expecting that rainstorm this morning, but I guess we need more of it to keep everything growing like weeds. Since the grass started growing, I haven't had one weekend free of mowing, and with July normally being our dry month, I'd say our farmers are going to be excited about having bumper crops of corn and soybeans.Another … continue reading

Bedclothes

Bedclothes
It was a creepy-cool morning with another occurrence of ground fog. It's amazing how tall the corn has grown these past two weeks to where I swear there are some fields where it's eight feet tall. So much for the GMO corn we're growing all over the United States, and each year it looks less like the corn we grew on our farm many years ago.Nearl … continue reading

In the Holds

In the Holds
The cool air felt oh so good this morning, which was creating a really creepy-cool serpentine ground fog, and when looking at it form a distance, it almost appeared as a living mass of gray that was slowing moving across streets and between homes. Seeing that type of fog is one more reason why I enjoy low-lying areas because of the greater diversit … continue reading

Curse Bucket

Curse Bucket
Without a doubt, by the time I arrived home, I truly felt as though I'd been ridden hard and put away wet, and mostly due to the non-stop tasks both big and small I had on today's plate.Weather-wise, I'd say it was also an interesting one where we had overcasts skies, a little rain, and then a solid blue the rest of the afternoon. I didn't have … continue reading

Zero-entry Living

Zero-entry Living
The rain that was expected today, only came in sprinkles, which was fine by me considering the amount we received on Saturday afternoon. I'm still reeling from the horrendous tree damage done from that straight-line wind accompanying it.Most of my morning was swallowed up with working on files and running more errands. I would say the average p … continue reading

An Easy Ending

An Easy Ending
It was another delightful morning in North Iowa, and hopefully we'll have days like this well into September because we had a bit of a late start with Spring. The only thing I don't want to see anymore this year, are those straight-line high winds we've been having. After hearing about all the wind-felled trees in our City, the devastation was much … continue reading

Good Enough for Me

Good Enough for Me
I didn't get a glimpse of the real aftermath of yesterday's storm that moved thru here like a high-speed freight train until this morning as I was heading into the City. Oh my goodness! Ancient trees were down, big limbs poking holes in roofs, and branches big and small strewn about. I know there've been storms in the past, and certainly in the fut … continue reading

Hidden under Baskets

Hidden under Baskets
My day started early again, and for good reason because I wanted to get as much yard work done before my morning open house, and glad I did because I certainly wasn't expecting the caliber of a storm which came barreling thru our City this afternoon. Yikes! When driving down some of the streets, I was holding my breath that a big tree limb wouldn't … continue reading