Category Archives: Life

If You Kill One

If You Kill One
I was surprised to find no rain today, but I'm certainly not complaining because our soil is still more than moist enough.  Again, someone mentioned today the fact we really didn't have a Spring, and a bit disturbed by it because of it being her favorite of our four seasons.  I empathized with her because it's my favorite season as well.Every … continue reading

Serious Kicking Back

Serious Kicking Back
While on the phone late this morning with one of my out of State customers,  I dramatically interjected by exclaiming, "We're having the very first delightful day of Spring in North Iowa, because the sun is shining, everything's turning green, and the birds are singing."  He likely thought me daft for saying such a thing on the 15th day of May.  … continue reading

Really Mean It!

Really Mean It!
One thing I'll never understand, is why every time I have to be out of the office for but one day, I discover all the more calls and messages upon returning, along with their  usually being one or two urgent ones.Yes, today was another continuing eduction day for me which happened to be an eight hour stint.  I've had today's instructor in pas … continue reading

Kitchen Border

Kitchen Border
My pre-planned work outdoors today was greatly curtailed by the light intermittent rain we were getting.  I heard this morning, that some relatives of a client of mine are getting very concerned about getting their crops planted in an area which recently received more rain that we did.  When I heard they have 800+ acres to plant so far, I just ab … continue reading

Timid Tulip

Timid Tulip
I'm afraid if it doesn't stop raining soon, our farmers are going to be in a whole lot of hurt--especially if their farmland is in low-lying areas.  There may be many of them having to switch from corn to soybeans since their growing season is shorter.  While speaking with a well known today, I mentioned how this year of weather in North Iowa loo … continue reading

Call me This

Call me This
After visiting with several people today about the lack of ducklings and goslings in our City, every one of them said something similar to, "Oh you're right. I haven't seen any either." It's just one more by-product of Mother Nature's decision to keep us in the throes of a brutally long winter.It was one of the days where I have nearly no clue … continue reading

More Eggs

More Eggs
I'm still in complete dis-belief how warm it was again today. It topped out at a staggering 85 degrees again in the Downtown. It's going to be a very interesting summer if this continues, and if it does, we'll be having some hellacious storms whenever cold fronts go banging into overly-warm and likely humid warm fronts.Certainly, you all rememb … continue reading

Another’s Writing

Another’s Writing
This was quite the weekend for being busy in real estate, and certainly glad the weather was pleasant to where the attitudes of the many I crossed paths with, were upbeat. Once again my morning started earlier than normal, only to make sure I had everything ready for my public open house at Prairie Place on 1st.After getting my morning appointm … continue reading

May Showers

May Showers
Today happened to be one of those where I felt to be burning a candle at both ends due to my having weeks ago scheduled a continuing education class which we Realtors are required to take on an prescribed basis.Since the class started out at NIACC at 8:00 am, I made sure to get to the office all the  earlier so to respond to over-night emails … continue reading

While Looking Downward

While Looking Downward
It was a bit chilly outside again this morning, so I made sure to dress for it since I'd already planned on getting some much needed yard work done, and as always, several little chores regarding real estate had to get finished first before I could venture out.Believe it or not, I had my nose to the grindstone for nearly eight hours, and for su … continue reading