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Until They Carry Us

Until They Carry Us
What a change from yesterday's weather!  Of course I didn't even think it would be so cold considering how warm it was not but 24 hours ago.  Having made a poor judgement call, I found myself half-chilled the entire day.  It was yet another example of how predictably un-predictable our weather here in North Iowa can be.  Oh well, we just gotta … continue reading

A Coffee Date

A Coffee Date
In spite of dressing lighter today, I still haven't acclimated myself to this sudden heat wave.  I actually had the air conditioning on in my car while out driving today because it was not only hot, but also humid.  I really wish it wouldn't transition so quickly like this because going from cold to hot nearly over-night, isn't good for man or be … continue reading

Alas, Spring

Alas, Spring
I believe we can finally say that the frosts are behind us, and of course I didn't prepare myself for the sudden heat today when finding I'd dressed a bit too heavy this morning.  I'll have to try my best to think Spring/Summer when picking what I'm going to be wearing tomorrow morning.I've been keeping a close eye one the coming storms that a … continue reading

Realistic Idealist

Realistic Idealist
My morning was a bit of a whirlwind with showings, errands to run, and several meetings which spilled over into the afternoon.  Weather-wise, it appears this week is going to be a pleasant one, and hopefully there'll be more showings and sales of my listings.  I'm still rooting for 305 W. North in Manly to get sold more sooner than later because … continue reading

Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day 2019
Part of my morning was spent calling people and wishing them a happy Mother's Day.  Some of the calls were short and sweet, while others were a bit longer.  By the time I'd finished up, I'd say I must've been on the phone for a good three hours.  I know many are still into sending cards, but I'd rather place calls because I think many of our sen … continue reading

On a Daily Basis

On a Daily Basis
It fell back on being another cold and overcast day, but at least I managed to get everything I wanted done outdoors before it started misting.  Keeping the grass mowed when it's cool and wet like this, becomes more of a daunting task because it's this type of weather grass likes best for growing.My timelines fell right into place where I didn … continue reading

305 W. North

305 W. North
Once the sun started coming round, it actually turned out to be a pleasant day.  Now if only the wind would stop blowing out of the north.  By the looks of all the plants and flowers being delivered to various outlets these last several days, it must be a sign the gardening experts have determined we're out of the danger of frost.My first app … continue reading

Masters at Slowing

Masters at Slowing
Oh Mercy!  In spite of it not raining today, those 30 - 40 degree temperatures along with the wind blowing, was enough to keep everyone inside.  I even had to bump up the thermostat in my office to get the chill off.It was one of those light days which afforded me time to get my monthly accounting done which is always a welcome relief when fi … continue reading

Pecking for Food

Pecking for Food
This was the ugliest of Spring days with the rain being so cold which never seemed to stop for good.  It would rain heavy for a while, let up, stop for a bit, and then start all over again.  I'm not sure how much we received, but it was more than enough to fill up our dry waterways.Perhaps the powers that be are smiling down on my office all … continue reading

Illusions of Suffering

Illusions of Suffering
With it once again being the first week of the month, I was back at my office accounting, bill paying, and collections. For the strangest reason, I felt as though it was only a couple of weeks ago when I'd finished up the first of April.  Time sure flies when we have our nose to the grindstone rough.That north wind was very biting this morning … continue reading