Category Archives: Life

Trapped in a Patch of Nettle

Trapped in a Patch of Nettle
This morning's beauty was so much filled with wonderment, I decided to take a little drive in the countryside before beginning my day at the office, so off I went. With it being so early, there were very few vehicles on the roads, which offered more of an opportunity to see more natural sights, than those being man-made. Of course whenever out in t … continue reading

Above Defeat

Above Defeat
It seems not a day goes by where we find just one more jaw-drop of a happening in our world. When visiting with one of my dear clients today, I couldn't help expressing my concern over the weakening social fibers within our Country, and possibly giving other superpowers in our world, an opportunity to take advantage of such. Whether we like it or n … continue reading

Something Earth-friendlier

Something Earth-friendlier
Another fine day arrived, and the more willing to be up and out even earlier, because as we approach the Summer Solstice, the early morning skies are akin to what you'd see in one of our old masters' landscape paintings. Several mornings ago, I'd say if I had such an ability to paint, I would've taken a photo of it, and then painted it on canvas. O … continue reading

His Big Vizsla Smile

His Big Vizsla Smile
With this being a double-header open house day, I'd say pretty much most of my working hours were centered around them. I think it could have been a little more pleasant outdoors, if only the wind wasn't blowing so hard. If any of you have potted plants outside, you'd better keep them watered, because this wind can dry them out very quickly.My … continue reading

An Acrobat Dangling

An Acrobat Dangling
Another hectic day came and went, but hopefully, I did make more than a dent in what I'd set out to do when I arrived at my office early this morning, and on the upside of it all, it certainly turned out to be a fine day in North Iowa.My first order of business was to get some extra research done on a particular property before making a call. O … continue reading

Natural Deaths

Natural Deaths
I had another early-bird morning with having arrived at my office about an hour earlier, and the reason for it, was to get some much-needed documents completed and sent out to attorneys and a closing office. With being as busy as I've recently been, I need as much uninterrupted time to work on files, and the early morning seems to work best.I c … continue reading

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time
It was quite the change in weather today with our cloudy skies and rain. I was filled with concern when a client mentioned we were supposed to be getting three to four inches along with wind today and tomorrow, but hopefully when looking at the radar, the worst of it may be going around us. We definitely don't need that kind of rain because there a … continue reading

Biased Journalists

Biased Journalists
My day started earlier than normal again, and the reason for it, was the extra desk work needing to be done with some pressing real estate files of mine. As much as I wanted to have all of them wrapped up before the hour of 9:00 a.m., there were still things needing to get finished as soon as possible. Thank goodness I was able to get it all comple … continue reading

North Iowa’s Best

North Iowa’s Best
It was a very early day due to my having an appointment to show an acreage up in Worth County at 8:00 am. Being on the road at 7:15 gave me an opportunity to take my time getting there. One of the legs of my journey was on Interstate 35 North which was very busy for that time of day, and wouldn't you know it, most of those drivers heading north wer … continue reading

Lasting Stigmas

Lasting Stigmas
Another rainstorm went rumbling thru our area last night, and it looks like we're going to have a few sunny days ahead. Yes, it's always good to get the rain, but having to mow tall grass that had been cut not even a week before, is starting to get old. At least it's helping all the gardeners in North Iowa with these frequent rains.Most of my m … continue reading