Category Archives: Mason CIty

146 – 12th St. NW

146 – 12th St. NW
It was another creepy early morning with the heavy fog moving around the low lying areas.  I can't remember seeing it so thick during this time of year.  It actually reminded me of something one would see in a Dracula movie.  Thinking it wasn't going to be as hot as predicted, I was proven wrong when I noticed the outside temp being 92 while dri … continue reading

Fake News

Fake News
The dew was very heavy this morning which didn't surprise me considering how humid it was yesterday.  While on the phone this morning with a client, the subject of the amount of rain we've had so far this year came up in conversation.  I'm not sure if any of you remember a Fall a number of years ago when we had a torrential rain before the corn w … continue reading

En-visioning

En-visioning
That was quite the thunderstorm we had last night.  While driving to work, I noticed a considerable number of small branches in yards as well as on the streets.  I figured that wind was going to do some damage because of the color of those clouds.  They reminded me a little of that horrible windstorm which took down trees and power lines on the … continue reading

Our Savior’s Lutheran

Our Savior’s Lutheran
The first and most important little job I had to do this morning, was to get to the office early enough so I could run thru seven hymns and Service music, so to be ready for the 9:00 am Sunday gathering at Our Savior's Lutheran Church here in Mason City.A little over a week ago, the secretary of their congregation set me an email asking if I wo … continue reading

Cluster of Counties

Cluster of Counties
One of my top priorities this morning was to mix up weed killer and get some spraying done.  I normally do everything I can to keep from using any kind of herbicides, but there come those times when the battle against them gets too great.  I'm of the belief that the late Spring and continued rains and hot weather this year have caused them to gro … continue reading

Pot with a Spout

Pot with a Spout
Thank goodness it wasn't such a hot and humid day today.  I'm remembering how horrible the it was on the 4th before the wind changed directions and the short rain arrived.  There's certainly one nasty by-product of all the rain we've been getting, and that's the increased number of biting flies and mosquitos.  I've had more mosquito bites alread … continue reading

Two Acorns

Two Acorns
Oh Mercy!  It was quite the hot one today until the rain arrived.  Thank goodness the wind changed directions and it started blowing from the north.  My car's thermometer read 98 degrees not long before it started raining.  Theres hot days and warm nights have been perfect growing conditions for the field corn.  If the "knee-high by the 4th" r … continue reading

With the Bad

With the Bad
Most believe a Realtor's life comprises the listing of a home, going back to the office and waiting for the phone to ring, showing it maybe once or twice and then selling it, going back to the office and remain seated while waiting for the closing day to arrive so the commission check can be picked up and deposited.  One of my sharp-tongued long-t … continue reading

Stories to Tell

Stories to Tell
I'm sure everyone was pleased to see the sun today instead of the overcast skies we seem to have been cursed with this summer.  I can say for sure the weeds are sure liking all this rain and humidity.  I don't think I've ever seen so many healthy weeds around our City.  For most, it's been a battle just to keep their yards mowed.  My prediction … continue reading

A Full Understanding

A Full Understanding
My first little job of the day was to play the organ and piano at St. Paul Lutheran Church here in Mason City.  Since I'd been so busy with work these past weeks, I had nearly no time to practice the hymns they supplied me earlier this month.  Thank goodness I had time to run thru them before today's Service started.  I was surprised the music s … continue reading