Category Archives: Life

Cloud of Uncertainty

Cloud of Uncertainty
As we approach the last days of February, I'm finding those little signs of Spring beginning to appear, and all the happier for it. While on the phone today with a client, he also mentioned how much longer this year's winter has seemed. Of course I had to remind him that it's likely because we really didn't have much of a Fall due to most of Octob … continue reading

A Little Duck

A Little Duck
I'm sure everyone's thankful over our not getting hit with the snow and wind that was predicted for this morning. When looking at our extended weather forecast, it appears we're going to be back in the upper 30's this weekend, and you can be sure I'll be glad to have such pleasant days for my Saturday and Sunday open houses.I checked the Shoppe … continue reading

Per Capita Debt

I don't think it could've been a more perfect 22nd day of February with the sun warmly shining, and our temps hovering around 40 degrees. When you think about it, we are now two months forward from the shortest day of the year, but when going backwards from that, we'd be hovering around the 22nd of October. Do you all remember how cold last Oct … continue reading

Hybridization of Evil

Hybridization of Evil
Once the temps moved above freezing, everyone seemed to have wider smiles and lighter steps. Yes, in spite of some opposing opinions, our North Iowa weather does have more negative psychological effects on us than we want to admit. Just today I found how noticeably different several customers were, in contrast to the way they've normally been these … continue reading

Big-boned Bully

Big-boned Bully
Fortunately it was only minus nine degrees this morning instead of the eleven to thirteen below that was earlier predicted. With the sun shining and no wind blowing, made it all the more tolerable thru-out our day. Only nine more days to go and we're out of it!If there ever were days where I spent more time on the phone than anything else, I'd … continue reading

Thumbing a Ride

Thumbing a Ride
It was bordering on bitterly cold when I left for work, but come tomorrow morning, the minus double digits we're likely going to have, will be even more noteworthy. Thinking I'd just walk down to City Hall to pay some water bills, I soon discovered how poorly many of our business owners keep their sidewalks shoveled because there were several times … continue reading

The Healing Power

The Healing Power
It wasn't the Sunday I was expecting when seeing the snow begin to fall, and what was only supposed to be flurries, ended up being a good inch or more. When seeing it, I had to chalk off one of my plans, and deal with shoveling snow. It was certainly one of those days I wished I had a spare pair of sunglasses, because when the sun came out, the sno … continue reading

Comically Placed

Comically Placed
It was quite remarkable seeing the temps jumping over 26 degrees from the time I left home this morning, to mid-afternoon when seeing it 16 degrees. From yesterday's wicked below zeros with the wind making the chill even colder, having it in the teens today, was more than tolerable.My first order of business, was to meet a buyer out at a home f … continue reading

A Certain Tree

A Certain Tree
Without a doubt, today's weather was on the top of everyone's list of things to talk about, and you can be certain, it was something I'll not want to endure for any great number of days because of how it creates a stifling of mind and body with me. I noticed a handful of cars this morning that must've had weak batteries because there were others tr … continue reading

Facts and Features

Facts and Features
Another sunny, but cold day came and went, but the real challenge is heading our way when the -20 below zero temps arrive overnight on Thursday. You can bet there'll be some cars that won't start on Friday morning that've been setting outside all night, because it takes a pretty strong battery to turn an engine over that's so cold. Oh well, it's al … continue reading