Category Archives: Life

McKenzie Church

McKenzie Church
Thank heaven we only have one more official winter day to endure before Spring ushers itself in.  I just happened to look at the calendar and noticed that the full moon falls on the vernal equinox.  Hmmm.  I wonder what sort of happenings there will be during these next 24 hours.  Let's all hope they'll all be memorably good.If tomorrow is … continue reading

Old Kitchen Utensils

Old Kitchen Utensils
I was off to a late start this morning with the a few extra errands I needed to run before I arrived at the office.  I did notice how much closer we're getting to the vernal equinox with that early morning sun shining right in my eyes.  As I've mentioned, just before, during, and after our two equinox periods, is that time when all the more accid … continue reading

The Kool-Aid

The Kool-Aid
This morning was an early out of the gates for me due to having a 7:15 am appointment at the office. An out-of-State buyer was leaving today on a flight from Minneapolis, and in order to get an offer in on a property, we had to make it as early as possible so he wouldn't be rushing to get there.After the docs were signed, we had a nice little c … continue reading

Starched Collar

Starched Collar
What a wonderful sunny day we had in spite of it being a little windy. Thank goodness I had my work laid out for me this morning and managed to get it finished up before the phone started ringing because it was definitely a full day.  I was beginning to wonder if the sun and warm temps had something to do with the sudden spurt of real estate activ … continue reading

Rocks Me

Rocks Me
It was a bit of a whirlwind day with setting appointments, showing homes, and working on more correspondence that I needed to get finished and sent out.  I'm still in disbelief it's already the end of Thursday and still not completely caught up from the extra workload I had two weeks past.While driving out near the hospital this afternoon, I n … continue reading

I Told You So!

I Told You So!
There's not much good to be said about getting continuously rained on before this snow is melted.  Too many times today I felt like a greased pig on ice when trying to get from my car up to the front door of homes I was showing.  I was a bit freaked out when turning down a driveway with a slight decline and suddenly realizing I wouldn't be able t … continue reading

Out of an Estate

Out of an Estate
After being side-tracked with an extra project of research last week, I've found myself playing catch-up with my regular office duties to where perhaps after tomorrow, I'll have everything back to the way it's supposed to be, but about a week later than normal.  I've already got my early morning documents laid out for another narrative letter I ha … continue reading

Just Maybe

Just Maybe
Oh how good it was to see the sun shining brightly today and warming enough to get more of our snow melted.  In just these past three days, I've begun to see all the more potholes opening on our streets and highways.  While driving down South Federal this afternoon, I went over a pretty deep one.  It looks like we're gonna have to be on the look … continue reading

Ja Way

Ja Way
Thank heaven we made it back from our months of afternoon darkness now that daylight saving time is on once again.  I can't remember the time I didn't hate having to turn the clocks back in the Fall and suddenly there being no late afternoon sun the next day.  I'd rather have two hours of extra darkness in the morning than having to endure one le … continue reading

Quiet and Reflective

Quiet and Reflective
Oh if this weather isn't enough to make a person want to get in a car and start driving south until there's no more snow to be found.  I've been telling a few familiars that Mother Nature is punishing those of in North Iowa for some reason these past five or more years.  If it's not the late heavy snows, it's those strong straight-line winds, and … continue reading