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Political Vigilantes

Political Vigilantes
Yeah!  The temps got a little above freezing today and finally the snow is beginning to melt. There were quite a few business owners out in the Downtown scraping and shoveling off the ice that finally started loosening.  Can you believe in less than four months it'll already be the 4th of July?  Yes, it's a bit sad seeing this March not being a … continue reading

Drill Sergeant

Drill Sergeant
Thank goodness, in a baby-step fashion, our temps are beginning to rise.  When looking at this weekends weather forecast, I did happen to notice that we're supposed to get some sort of precipitation which could be rain, sleet or snow.  Irregardless, when speaking to one of my sellers today, he thought it would be fine to have a public open house … continue reading

Slow Moving Vehicle

Slow Moving Vehicle
I'm hoping the temps continue to inch up a little more each day until we can get at least within in spitting distance of 32 degrees.  Thank goodness the City Street Dept. has been busy getting all those mounds of snow out of our Historic Downtown.  I had to chase down one of the supervisors and remind him that they have about a ten foot tall moun … continue reading

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday
At least the sun was shining from the beginning of dawn, but of course we did have to have that northwest wind blowing again.  Several people mentioned something about what our weather is supposed to be like this weekend, and both times I squealed, "No! We can't handle anymore snow!" And you can be sure tonight's photo tells it all.  I'm beginnin … continue reading

Un-satiable Thirst

Un-satiable Thirst
As I was driving to work this morning, I couldn't help but notice how un-naturally different it seemed with the sun approaching its yearly equinox position while being radically contrasted by these abnormally cold temperatures and mountains of snow.  About 18 years or so ago, I remember there being a great deal of snow that had accumulated over th … continue reading

Winter Weathered

Winter Weathered
When I left home this morning, I wasn't surprised to find it -12 below zero.  Ouch!  What a nasty welcoming to the month of March.  Now if we were living a few States south, there would likely be Spring flowers beginning to bloom at this time.  As the sun is drawing closer and the days growing longer, I'm all the more fearful that we're going t … continue reading

Spiritual Roadmaps

Spiritual Roadmaps
The day went by much faster than I'd expected, but as we all know, if one stays busy enough, the hours move quickly.  Of course with last night's light snowfall, I had a block of time spent on shoveling.  Thank goodness I dressed warm enough because that northwest wind was blowing just hard enough to get my glasses frosted, so back in my pocket t … continue reading

Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink
I'm going to consider this month having come in like a lion today so it'll go out like a lamb when it's over.  Thank goodness we're not supposed to get the amount of snow that was predicted several days ago, but I'm not looking forward to those below zero days ahead.  Oh well, for better or worse, you just gotta love North Iowa.I had a showin … continue reading

Branded

Branded
Most of my morning was consumed by checking on several vacant properties as well as getting my new listing signed up and posted everywhere.  Since all the more business is being digitalized and sent out into our cyber universe, it does take a little more time to transfer data from one website to another, but that's just the way marketing real esta … continue reading

Frost Build Up

Frost Build Up
It may sound like a broken record when speaking about these cold days, but don't you think we've endured enough of them?  Someone mentioned something about another possible four to six inches on the weekend, and I'm sure praying whomever said it was completely mis-informed.Being out and about the Downtown today, I'd say our streets are piled a … continue reading

The Other Side

The Other Side
I'm sure everyone is beginning to wonder when it's going to start warming up.  It's rather unusual to find it this cold on a daily basis considering we're already three days away from March.  I'm gonna hope we don't get hit with another storm this weekend that's already predicted.  Oh well, it's all the game of chance whenever looking forward at … continue reading

More Stupid

More Stupid
As was expected, this morning was a beast with the amount of snow that had to be moved.  It wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't so biting cold which prompted me to put more layers of clothes on just so I could stay out there longer.  Thank goodness I have a long wool coat that I wear whenever I have to be outdoors for any length of time.  I' … continue reading