Category Archives: Life

Like a Goat

Like a Goat
The meteorologist said we're going to be getting rain again starting tonight.  While in the grocery store this evening, one of my past clients mentioned that we're supposed to receive somewhere in the area of two inches which could be nasty if it all comes down at once.  A little bit at a time would be much better for our already over-abundance o … continue reading

Center Stage

Center Stage
It was quite the downpour of rain this afternoon.  Thank goodness I just finished up on my afternoon showings before it hit.  It was certainly heavy, but at least it was short lived, and fortunately not like what we were getting in May and June.One of my showings was at 40 Lakeview Drive today.  The buyers wanted to see it again so to check … continue reading

Y’all Come Back Now

Y’all Come Back Now
It couldn't have been a more pleasant last day of July where the sun was shining, the birds singing, and the temperatures moderate. Now if every day would be as such for the remainder of our season, I'll be very forgiving with Mother Nature for the poundings we received thus far this year.My morning appointment was with an executor to have a lo … continue reading

Delicate Calcification

Delicate Calcification
The day went by relatively quickly with all the little "to do's" which always go with our profession, including picking up signs, going to the bank, checking on vacant houses, and getting desk work done.I was about five minutes late for my afternoon appointment due to the bottleneck of traffic near that continuous street work on 4th St. SE.  T … continue reading

Light Switch Love

Light Switch Love
Not much progress was made in the world of real estate today.  It seems there are always those days throughout the year when the market goes into a funk.  It sounds like a few other agents have had similar situations where they couldn't get buyers and sellers to come together on prices. What's comforting about these days, is knowing that they're … continue reading

Mole Hills

Mole Hills
Since yesterday, I've been diligently working at getting several of my listings sold.  One thing I've noticed this past year or two, are all the more buyers paying way more than they should for shoddily-built and lipsticked homes that have been purposely tweaked to attract the interest and subsequent sale to unwary home seekers.   There've been … continue reading

Corporate Consumerism

Corporate Consumerism
I wasn't expecting the humidity to be as great as it was today--especially this afternoon.  Seems we become all the more comfortable with the cooler/drier temperatures, and then wham, it's back.  While driving back from Minneapolis yesterday, I couldn't help but notice how tall the corn was all those many miles.  All the moisture and heat we've … continue reading

Fortunes Lost

Fortunes Lost
The first thing on my schedule this morning was to drive over to St. Paul Lutheran and play the organ and piano for their 9:00 am Service.  Now that I've grown all the more accustomed to the order of their service as well as their vintage organ, I'm all the less worried about making noticeable mistakes.  As I was leaving, I was thinking how much … continue reading

Becoming Mighty

Becoming Mighty
Thank goodness those northerly breezes started drying things out in North Iowa.  It certainly was damp out this morning.  In the shaded areas, I don't think the grass finally dried enough to mow until around noontime.  All in all, it turned out to be a glorious July day.Most of my morning was spent performing the back end duties of a Realtor … continue reading

Sleep on It

Sleep on It
Early this morning, I turned into one of my "mini-me's" by taking the initiative to go over and do some deep kitchen and bathroom cleaning at a property belonging to a client of mine who's physically unable to do it, along with not having the extra money to pay for it.  I figured I'd make an honest attempt to get it sparkling since there's going t … continue reading