Category Archives: Life

Old Widow Ladies

Old Widow Ladies
Thank goodness it was a bright sunny day which helped to keep us from feeling all the more chilled since it was hovering in the 20's most of the time until it did get up to the low 30's before the sun went down.Another appointment took me to Worth County again this morning for a final walk-thru of a property before we went to closing.  I absol … continue reading

Swensrud Park

Swensrud Park
Thank goodness the clouds dispersed and the north wind wasn't blowing today!  As the morning wore on, it actually was near being pleasant outdoors.  Someone said it's supposed to be like this for at least a few days, and all the many happier who're up against our weather to get their outdoor repairs and improvements made.I received a call fro … continue reading

Quiet Ones

Quiet Ones
Let's hope the wind went down with the sun tonight and won't start up again tomorrow.  This month has been more like December than I've seen in years, and hopefully it won't continue on like this because if it does, we're going to be seeing some really bad attitudes starting within our general public.There have been all the more drop-ins and c … continue reading

These Last Months of 2018

These Last Months of 2018
I believe the best job in the world is that of a meteorologist, because if their predicted temperatures, for say a given week are wrong, they still keep their jobs and likely just chalk all those many in-correct predictions off as examples of how un-predictable weather patterns can be.  I say this because this is the second time during these past … continue reading

A Young Me

A Young Me
It wasn't a pleasant experience when finding it 7 degrees outside this morning, but at least the wind wasn't blowing which would've sent the windchill down below zero.I did manage to arrive at the office early enough to get out and do that little job I'd yesterday promised myself to get completed.  As nearly always, what I thought would take o … continue reading

As Snug as a Bug

As Snug as a Bug
Believe me, I wasn't a happy camper when finding snow on the ground this morning, and to make matters worse, the roads were exceptionally icy--especially the intersections.  Since it was so early, I quickly discovered the City hadn't  yet sanded those intersections when seeing drivers skidding nearly straight on thru.  You can be sure I was driv … continue reading

Dutch Mansard

Dutch Mansard
With this weather turning all the more winter-like, I keep getting the “feeling” that winter ushered itself out not so very long ago.  But then I'm reminded of the snowstorms this past April and May which shortened our months of pleasant weather all the more.  I'm still convinced Mother Nature is punishing the earthlings for what they're doin … continue reading

Off-Worldly Things

Off-Worldly Things
For the first time since the cold arrived, I found myself digging out my winter coat.  Oh Mercy, it was really biting this morning!  It wouldn't have been so bad if the wind wasn't blowing, and when out and about in it today, I was certainly glad I did decide to dig it out.After arriving at my office, I checked to see who won and who didn't i … continue reading

Strip You Bare

Strip You Bare
Many of us believe these light rains aren't having much effect on weeping foundations and seeping basement floor cracks, but in reality, all the many hours have added up to where people are getting water in their basements along with their sump pumps discharging.  Just today I inspected a home and discovered water puddling in one area of its basem … continue reading

Childish Tribalism

Childish Tribalism
Thank goodness it was more of a light mist all day instead of something much heavier.  My marathon of showings were productive to where the buyers have already narrowed their choices down to two properties which will make it much easier for them to make their final decision.  Of course it's always best to have a second pick just in case they're n … continue reading