Category Archives: Mason CIty

Wishing you All

Wishing you All
The day didn't start out the best after discovering another planned obsolescence item deciding to go kaput not long after its warranty expired.  When I went to buy a new one, the gentleman at the counter asked if I wanted to buy an extended warranty, I couldn't help but say, "No", because whenever reading the tiny print of extended warranties, the … continue reading

A Real Eye-Catcher

A Real Eye-Catcher
Thank goodness the light rain we received was not enough to create anymore havoc in North Iowa.  Every day I've been hearing all the more unfortunate end results of those storms.  I was told just today, there were over 50 water heaters sold at one plumbing supplier, and likely Menards is sold out until their next shipment comes in.  Those new- f … continue reading

Backpack Sundays

Backpack Sundays
I'm pretty happy this hellacious weekend is finally coming to an end.  That rainstorm we had yesterday and the one two days before that, was enough to make just about anyone want to got out and spit three times.  I noticed today more big branches down as well as several trees our City planted snapped off.  The force of that wind and rain must've … continue reading

Carefully Planned

Carefully Planned
A big part of my morning was spent showing a home along with running a few errands.  I couldn't believe how some dwellings still have water standing in their back yards.  Just today a gentleman "in the know" mentioned how he's been hearing from a number of seniors who've lived here all their lives, never having seen water like we had the day befo … continue reading

Doing is Beginning

Doing is Beginning
Well, another first happened today.  In all my years of living in our fair City, I've never ever seen so much rain in a 24 hour period.  Everyone said it was a lesser amount than the Flood of 2008, but I disagree.  The flood of 2008 was due not only to the rain we received, but all the more that Winnebago County and the County above it in Minnes … continue reading

Best place to Begin

Best place to Begin
I wasn't expecting to have rain today, but it certainly had to make an unwelcome appearance accompanied by strong gusts of wind which sent more branches and leaves to the ground.  I'm starting to wonder if we're in store for a summer of winds.  If that's going to be the case, then everyone had better get prepared to set aside funds for tree servi … continue reading

The White Men

The White Men
After the intermittent rain showers we received most of the day, it's looking to be a very pleasant rest of this summer's evening. Thank goodness the wind changed to the north with its cool and drying air.  Living in the flatlands, allows for us to experience all the more, those cooling winds from the north.  In spite of having to endure rare sto … continue reading

A Hundred and One

A Hundred and One
It was another one of those days where I felt as though I were in a state of perpetual motion from the time I left home.  About a week ago, I agreed to help a dear friend who was in need of an extra pair of arms and legs, and this morning was when I was to be there.  He was already hard at it when I arrived, so without time to chat, I dug right i … continue reading

Mason City’s Milwaukee Depot

Mason City’s Milwaukee Depot
There's no question I can honestly say that today was one where I was on my feet for well over eight hours.  If only I'd worn a more comfortable pair of shoes because by the time I arrived home, my feet were on fire, and likely so when glancing at the thermometer and finding it to be 106 degrees outside.  We've certainly had our record breakers t … continue reading

The Carnival’s in Town

The Carnival’s in Town
Once mid-morning arrived, I found most of our public more focused on our three day weekend that's coming up, rather than paying attention to the present.  One example was a young woman backing out of a driveway she was turning around in and not even noticing I was almost right there with my car, along with it being too narrow of a street for me to … continue reading