Category Archives: Life

Fortunes Lost

Fortunes Lost
The first thing on my schedule this morning was to drive over to St. Paul Lutheran and play the organ and piano for their 9:00 am Service.  Now that I've grown all the more accustomed to the order of their service as well as their vintage organ, I'm all the less worried about making noticeable mistakes.  As I was leaving, I was thinking how much … continue reading

Becoming Mighty

Becoming Mighty
Thank goodness those northerly breezes started drying things out in North Iowa.  It certainly was damp out this morning.  In the shaded areas, I don't think the grass finally dried enough to mow until around noontime.  All in all, it turned out to be a glorious July day.Most of my morning was spent performing the back end duties of a Realtor … continue reading

Sleep on It

Sleep on It
Early this morning, I turned into one of my "mini-me's" by taking the initiative to go over and do some deep kitchen and bathroom cleaning at a property belonging to a client of mine who's physically unable to do it, along with not having the extra money to pay for it.  I figured I'd make an honest attempt to get it sparkling since there's going t … continue reading

Fish without Nets

Fish without Nets
Those were quite the episodes of rain we had today weren't they?  The one earlier this morning sent it down in sheets.  Alas the clouds are starting to clear off allowing the sun to peek thru.  I may sound a bit negative, but I'll be glad when this funky year of weather is over, along with hopes of never seeing another year like it again.  Afte … continue reading

22 Steps

22 Steps
Thank goodness for the cooling temperatures.  I was beginning to think the heat was going to be with us into perpetuity.  When I mentioned something to a secretary this morning about our reprieve, she said, "No matter anyone thinks, I still love summer."  Of course she added, "I could do without the humidity."  I was fully on the same page with … continue reading

Fifty Shades of Green

Fifty Shades of Green
At least the rain we had this afternoon brought the temperatures down to comfortable levels once again.  Yesterday was an absolute beast with the heat and humidity.  It seemed like it just didn't want to get cooler, even long after the sun went down.  Those nasty biting flies seem all the more in numbers this year to where they're even in the Do … continue reading

Absolutely No Returns

Absolutely No Returns
Another hot and humid day in North Iowa came and went, and hopefully we'll be getting some reprieve from it when the rain arrives tomorrow.  I've been noticing the cornfields these last couple days, and it looks like there's going to be some high yields this fall considering how well it's growing.  As all the farmers know, hot and humid weather i … continue reading

Size Distortion

Size Distortion
If there's anything I find exceptionally disgusting, is whenever seeing people wandering the streets early in the morning checking the curbsides, outdoor cigarette cans, and waste bins for discarded butts that have a few more drags left in them.  This morning there was a man and a woman going up and down each side of the street, picking them up, a … continue reading

Man Bites

Man Bites
Alas this hectic day has come to a close.  It was topsy-turvy to the point that if you would ask me everything that happened, I'd likely miss a few memorable events.  Oh well, I'm over Monday and happy for it.I do want to mention to everyone that 1104 - 16th St. NE is now officially vacant and all the more easy to show.  Now that I've taken … continue reading

One Pint

One Pint
The first thing I had on my agenda today was to go to the three combined Lutheran church Services at the band shell in East Park.  Seeing that it started raining beforehand, I looked online to see if there was any re-scheduling of it, and found none.  A little before 10:00 a.m. I drove over to East Park and found their gates closed due to the ris … continue reading