Category Archives: Life

More Gray than White

More Gray than White
I would say this was one heck of a beastly hot day, and from what I've been hearing, it should start cooling off tomorrow.  Thank goodness for that because I'm going to have a full day in real estate starting with an early morning appointment.  I'm also hosting an open house at my Briarcliff Circle condo, and if it's too hot, it will likely keep … continue reading

Working Ourselves Fat

Working Ourselves Fat
It was amazing how quickly the temps started climbing this morning, and with the high humidity, it was feeling all the hotter than it was.We've getting more earlier appointments scheduled where people are looking in the 8:00 am range, or after 5:00 pm, just so they don't have to be out when the sun is high and hot.  As I mentioned again today, … continue reading

The Upper Crust

The Upper Crust
It wasn't much of an eventful day other than it being just a tad bit too warm outdoors, and since I wasn't able to get my outside chores done yesterday, I braced myself for the heat and jumped in head-first.Before venturing out, I had several phone calls to make to customers who'd emailed me after I left the office yesterday.  I also made sure … continue reading

The Mood for God

The Mood for God
There was quite the wicked looking cloud formation to the west of us this morning, and I was near certain we were going to get a good shower out if it.  As I was driving to work, there were several people standing outside their buildings looking up and pointing at those clouds.  A number of years ago I took some photos of a similar formation, and … continue reading

Language for a Granny

Language for a Granny
As much as we want our days to always be delightful, it seems the laws of the universe call for a counter-balance.  As much as I've read over the years, every once in a while, there'd be something written about creating a "super-balance" in life to where we manage to get our pendulums to come to a near-perfect "still".  It makes sense doesn't it? … continue reading

Children’s Laughter

Children’s Laughter
My day started a bit early since I had an appointment in Garner shortly after 8:00 am. Since the traffic wasn't so heavy between Mason City and Clear Lake, I'd say it was actually one of the more pleasant drives I've taken on Hwy. 122.  It seems the later in the day it gets, the worse traffic becomes along that corridor.While on my appointment … continue reading

Straight Runs

Straight Runs
In spite of the higher temps, we're at least getting some wind which always helps to keep the humidity down.  I was shocked when reading that Washington DC got hit with flash-flooding today.  You can be sure these weather happenings are growing all the more violent and un-predictable.  Someone mentioned several days ago something about that arct … continue reading

Let it Slither

Let it Slither
It was pretty much a normal Sunday morning to where I stopped at the office to check on a few things and then drove off to an early church Service.  I was happy to see one of my favorite ministers presiding who always manages to connect the gospel readings to present day life and happenings.His sermon was a counter-balance to the music that wa … continue reading

One Mell of a Hess

One Mell of a Hess
I had an early appointment scheduled to show a scummy bank foreclosure, and when visiting with the buyer yesterday, I asked him if he'd gone out and looked it over, and I could've sworn he said he did.  Well, at about 7:30 am this morning, I found a message on my answering machine from him saying he'd gone out and looked it over from the outside a … continue reading

Find my Floor

Find my Floor
It was certainly a quiet Friday, but not a surprise because of all the many who took today off so to create a four day weekend.  After visiting with a few people, nearly all of them talked about friends or family being off on vacation.  I guess it stands to reason when thinking if a person takes just one vacation day, they could be enjoying three … continue reading