Category Archives: Life

Harboring some Pretty Dark Thoughts

Harboring some Pretty Dark Thoughts
It's becoming more apparent that we're on a down-hill slide into the cold months of North Iowa, and in spite most who work indoors all day remain indifferent over the changing of seasons, I personally dislike them because I know I'll be out in it just about as much as I am during the pleasant ones. Of course it's nice to watch from an office window … continue reading

It was Too Sweet and Doughy

It was Too Sweet and Doughy
It turned out to be quite the pleasant day in North Iowa, and with the lowered rays of our sun, I found our landscapes to be quite stunning, and especially while driving out of town to an appointment and seeing all the many farmers harvesting their corn. Now that we're approaching the 31st, I couldn't help remembering the Halloween over twenty year … continue reading

1910 S. Georgia is Back on the Market

1910 S. Georgia is Back on the Market
I'm still wondering how we managed to get to the 25th of October so quickly. Perhaps it's due to everyone running around trying to get everything they want done outdoors before the bitter cold arrives. I can certainly say it's been an interesting month thus far, but at least our weather's been favorable.It was quite the full morning with appoin … continue reading

Resonate into the Souls of those in the Light

Resonate into the Souls of those in the Light
It's been quite the drizzly day, and when the weather stated we'd be getting rain this afternoon, I figured it was going to be an endless drizzle, and that's exactly what it's turned out to be. I don't think we're going to be seeing as much Fall coloring with our maple trees this year, and likely due to the way in which this weather's been these re … continue reading

The Next Appraisal for Free

The Next Appraisal for Free
So here we are at the 23rd of October where we can freely and officially say we had our first frost early this morning. I covered what needed to be protected, so we'll see these coming days if they managed to make it thru the night. I don't think it got as cold as it was supposed to, because my car thermometer said it was 31 degrees while driving t … continue reading

Turned many Daunting Tasks into Cake Walks

Turned many Daunting Tasks into Cake Walks
What was supposed to be a "frosting" this morning, didn't happen, unless it was in the very low areas of North Iowa. As I was driving to work early this morning, the outside temperature read 34 degrees all the way into our downtown. I'm afraid tonight will be a different story because everyone's been saying it's supposed to get down to 28 degrees, … continue reading

A Thread-bare Sofa and a Blaring Big Screen

A Thread-bare Sofa and a Blaring Big Screen
Being a little early to office this morning, afforded me enough quiet time to get some much needed research done on a home I'll be listing in the near future. In spite of this "any price goes" with some of our sellers, I do try to come up with realistic price points for them by using recent sale comparables.Another past customer called today to … continue reading

To its Underground Larder

To its Underground Larder
Here it's the 19th of October and we haven't yet received a light frost, and to top it all off, while I was in Nora Springs this afternoon, my vehicle's thermometer registered an outside temp of 80 degrees. Now wouldn't you consider that being a bit unheard of say twenty years ago? What's even more crazy, more than one person mentioned our long-ter … continue reading

Helping People with Weight Issues

Helping People with Weight Issues
In spite of it being a cold morning, our sunny Fall day turned into one we'd normally find in September. I was shocked when seeing my temperature gauge reading 76 degrees this afternoon. I'm of the belief this global warming is taking place faster than the experts predicted, and I wouldn't be surprised if there's going to be some new statistics rel … continue reading

Like Biting into Little Rocks

Like Biting into Little Rocks
As much as I would've liked to sleep in today, and mostly because I was finally able to have a good night's sleep after two previous nights of restlessness and early rising, my schedule to play over at St. Paul had me up, out and off to office before the sun was on the horizon.Prior to seating myself at the piano, I had some scanning and emaili … continue reading