Category Archives: Life

Eye-catching Rustic

Eye-catching Rustic
Another cold and gray day in North Iowa happened again.  Too many past Septembers have been remembered as being dry, sunny, and warm, which I would say didn't place most of this month.  With all the rain we've been getting, there are some lawns around town that appear a near florescent green.  Let's hope October will bless us with much warmer an … continue reading

Rising Hills

Rising Hills
Another ugly gray day in North Iowa came and went along with a few sprinkles of rain from time to time.  I'm really hoping we're not going to have an early winter because I'm not so sure I'll be the least bit ready for another one as of yet, due to our not having a normal Summer.  Oh well, whatever Mother Nature dishes out, we have no other choic … continue reading

Humanity’s Greatest Threat

Humanity’s Greatest Threat
In spite of it being a little chilly this morning, it grew into being a delightful Fall day.  Thank goodness for it, because it was a busy one for me.  I'm hoping the fields will dry up enough for our farmers to get their beans picked.  When I was out in the country yesterday afternoon, I noticed some pretty brown soybean fields that are more th … continue reading

The Book of Wisdom

The Book of Wisdom
The first thing I did on my way to work this morning was to check the Winnebago River's rising waters.  Of course as suspected, it was even higher this morning than it was yesterday. There were huge ponds of water on the north side of the Winnebago near the sledding hill of East Park.  And when I drove down East State Street, I noticed the City w … continue reading

Golden Wings

Golden Wings
When seeing those ominously dark storm clouds rolling in at dusk last night, I figured we were going to be in for another pounding, and by the looks of the closed-off streets early this morning, I'd say we did.  One of my clients mentioned today, and then confirmed by another later, that since Monday we received eight inches of rain.  Now that's … continue reading

Democrazy

Democrazy
We certainly got dumped on again today with the rain, but at least the sun is shining now, so hopefully we won't get anymore tonight.  I heard we have flash flood warnings out which doesn't make anyone living near water very happy.  My prophesy of it being a hot and dry summer certainly didn't come to pass.  The only reason I believed it would t … continue reading

434 – 23rd St. SW

434 – 23rd St. SW
It was quite the downpour of rain this morning.  Thank goodness I was already at the office when it started.  It was yet another one of those storms where the clouds dropped sheets of rain.  And to think we have more in store for us later this week.  One of my clients told me that her rain gauge showed 1 1/2 inches.  After hearing that, it's n … continue reading

Stellar Senior Housing

Stellar Senior Housing
It was quite the windstorm that came up out of nowhere this afternoon wasn't it?  I was waiting for a customer to get off the phone to tell her it looked like there were dark storm clouds moving in from the west, but was interrupted myself by a phone call.  We weren't inside maybe five minutes when the wind started blowing like the dickens.  We … continue reading

Furious Movements

Furious Movements
Thank goodness it didn't get as hot today as yesterday which gave me an opportunity to get some much needed outdoor work done.  Unfortunately the jiggers are out and yours truly have a few bites to prove it.  As much as I like being outdoors when possible, it's not much fun when being pestered by those little black devils.In spite of it being … continue reading

And Eat it Too

And Eat it Too
I'm thinking today's 92+ degrees was something to be remembered since it's September 15th and not July 15th.  We go from days of rain to hotter than heck, and then left to wonder what's next.  I've been watching the devastation that's being created by hurricane Florence, and exceptionally happy it hasn't been as bad as predicted, or at least it a … continue reading