Category Archives: Life

Self-induced Failures

Self-induced Failures
Since nearly all the big snowbanks are melted, along with that which was piled up at our curbsides, I figured it time to get my broom out and sweep off the front sidewalks of my office before the wind started picking up.  I couldn't believe how much sand and dirt I swept over the curb.  Really not liking all the sand that gets tracked into my off … continue reading

It is Man’s Fate

It is Man’s Fate
As I suspected, it looks like Mother Nature skipped over Spring and is heading right into  summer.  I couldn't believe it was 67 degrees Downtown this afternoon.  I didn't get a chance to look at our extended weather forecast, but it's likely predicting blue skies and warm days ahead.A prospective buyer called around noontime yesterday askin … continue reading

Must be Abolished

Must be Abolished
I was delighted to find it 40 degrees outside early this morning, and figured it would get really warm once the cloud cover cleared, but didn't seem to be the case. At least it stayed above freezing which was a great plus.One of my early appointments was to deliver some pictures to a seller who forgot to take them while moving out of her house … continue reading

Doing Something Right

Doing Something Right
Another Friday came and went rather quickly due to the number of appointments I had today.  Luckily I was able to keep them all within their expected time frames, as well as  assisting several un-scheduled drop-ins.My first appointment today was with a retiree who is thinking of selling his home and moving closer to his immediate family.  I' … continue reading

Bracing for another Dumping

Bracing for another Dumping
I'm sure everyone wasn't a bit happy about waking up to this morning's 18 degree temperature.  This abnormal weather we've been having has come to the point of being laughable.  I guess when something gets as bad as this, you either start crying or laughing. Wouldn't we all prefer to get a few giggles out of it before it's finally over?One of … continue reading

Mortgage their Children

Mortgage their Children
This wind and rain today was enough to keep nearly everyone inside, but there are always those few brave souls who defy such weather and carry on as if it's just another normal day in North Iowa. As wacky as this weather has been this winter, I'd say if and when it does get back to normal for this time of year, people will consider it be abnormal. … continue reading

Thinking the World

Thinking the World
For whatever reason, our supposed warm temps really didn't feel so mild today due to the dampness in our air and the cold wind ever-blowing from the north.  I was surprised to find the City workers clearing snow away from the curbsides in the Downtown today.  I think they held off on doing it until they realized it wasn't melting off fast enough- … continue reading

Another One on The Way

Another One on The Way
I'm sure you've already guessed what my first job this morning was.  Yes, you're right, it was back to shoveling.  I don't know who was doing the measuring when they said we received 7.8" inches, and by the way that was a record breaker, because I was shoveling more like 8.5" or more.  Some are now beginning to think that when Spring finally doe … continue reading

Thought Provoking One-liners

Thought Provoking One-liners
Morning greeted us once again with single digit temps before the sun started coming up.  Even though it was sunny, that cold northwest wind managed to keep our afternoon in the 30's. Looks like we're going to have to brace ourselves for another round of heavy wet snow that's going to get dumped on us tomorrow.While visiting with one of my dear … continue reading

Confirming Studies

Confirming Studies
Oh Mercy!  The wind today was strong enough to blow just about anyone into the next County.  And with it being such a cold wind, made it all the more troublesome while outdoors.  Believe it or not, I was dressed in my high winter togs, and glad of it.   It was so bad, I was compelled to drive everywhere I needed to go, including  places I nor … continue reading