Category Archives: Life

Good Riddances

Good Riddances
Can you believe we were well above freezing again today? Yes, these January days certainly aren't like they were 20 years ago. One of my relatives who lives out of State mentioned recently after having watched our area's temps over these recent years, not being what they were even 15 years ago. I appreciate it not being so bitter, but as we all kno … continue reading

One Nation

One Nation
"Red sky at night, is a sailor's delight." I think of that old saying every time we have sunsets like this evening's. In spite of North Iowa being a wind tunnel due to how flat it is, I dare say the positive side of it, are the ever-stunning sunrises and sunsets we're blessed with. All those particles of ash from the forest fires this past year, mu … continue reading

A Cooper’s Means

A Cooper’s Means
In spite of it being in the 20's all day, it was just fine by me and only for the wind being less than a whisper. Isn't it amazing how much more pleasant our winter days can be when a windchill isn't present?My first order of the day was to visit with a buyer of mine regarding an offer I submitted for her yesterday on property which "magically" … continue reading

A Wild Turkey’s

A Wild Turkey’s
Another Sunday in January arrived which started out somewhat pleasant with the sun shining and no wind, but when the afternoon took hold, those darned-old clouds had to come back and linger once again.My first duty of the day, was to drive to my office and return to my quiet and softly darkened corner to get my Sunday contemplative prayer sessi … continue reading

Cast in Stone Charade

Cast in Stone Charade
You can bet we were all delighted to find the weather forecasters wrong when stepping outdoors this morning and finding all the fewer inches of snow than what they'd predicted. I'm thinking what they thought would be snow, came down as light rain yesterday afternoon.While driving to work this morning, I came to the belief our Street Dept. was w … continue reading

A Good Looking-over

A Good Looking-over
It appears we've got snow coming our way, but possibly we won't be getting as much because it's been lightly raining since early afternoon. If we do get a measurable amount, be prepared because it's going to be heavy shoveling in the morning. I was lifted when one of my older clients said today, "Just remember, once we get past Buddy Holly weekend … continue reading

Nowhere to Run

Nowhere to Run
Another delightful day happened again and pleased to see a good number of people out walking in and around our Downtown today, and nearly all of them had smiles on their faces. Isn't it amazing how bright sunshine and warm temps can create positive mood changes?My first appointment was to take my vehicle in for servicing as the mileage sticker … continue reading

Little Barriers

Little Barriers
Wasn't it wonderful to have the sun shining and temps up over 40 degrees today? It sure felt more like a mid-March day than mid-January. Yes, if we don't have an ample snow cover, we'll be in need of some good early Spring showers to get our soil's moisture levels up before it's time to plant.Around mid-morning, I drove over to Brandon Neve's n … continue reading

Psychological Vampires

Psychological Vampires
I'm certain everyone was happy when finding the sun shining and our temps above freezing today, along with knowing the closer we get to the end of January, the less likely we'll have many below zero temperatures. Yes, there are always those windchill temps to be concerned about, but let's face it, we're living in the windy city of the north.Aft … continue reading

An Expensive Pickup

An Expensive Pickup
When finding how slick the streets were early this morning from the light sleet coming down, I was later hoping there weren't any fender-benders reported. I'd say what was on on our streets was as close to being that deadly "black ice" which has caused many serious and sometimes deadly highway accidents over the years.My first order of the morn … continue reading