Category Archives: Mason CIty

Stunt your Growth

Stunt your Growth
I headed to the office a little earlier than normal to get more accounting done along with doing some tidying up of my work areas.  It's amazing how much paper manages to get accumulated in several weeks time.  I really wish so many of those retailers and credit card companies would stop sending out their mailings.  I don't even bother opening o … continue reading

Shovels Away

Shovels Away
Let's hope this light sleet we're getting will be short-lived, and if it's not, there are going to be some dangerous driving conditions come tomorrow morning.  I really didn't think we would be getting any since it was snowing on and off most of the day, but of course there's no predicting our weather patterns these recent years.Most of my mor … continue reading

Fogged Over

Fogged Over
Having not attended a church service yesterday, I thought it best to catch an early one this morning.  With the condition of the side streets, I had to drive more carefully due to the slippery slush and then found I was almost late getting there.As I'd expected, there weren't that many people in attendance which was likely due to the weather. … continue reading

Another Arctic Vortex

Another Arctic Vortex
It was another bitterly cold day here in North Iowa, and today when discovering we are getting visited by another arctic vortex, it'll make just about everyone want to buy a one-way ticket to a beach on the Mexican Rivera.  When running into another colleague, I mentioned how this type of weather makes me exceptionally nervous and worrisome for al … continue reading

June 01st, 1953

Another -19 degree deep freeze morning arrived, and thank goodness the wind wasn't blowing.  I just noticed on the weather report that we're supposed to have even colder temperatures this week.  Now really, that's crazy because this cold is about a month over-due.  I'm beginning to get all the more concerned over our area's abnormal weather patt … continue reading

Ten Units

Ten Units
I'm still in dis-belief this nasty weather has arrived about a month later than normal and from what I've been hearing, it's going to be cold for a good week or more.  Once again, I'm convinced climate change is very much a reality.As chance would have it, I had several showings today which put me thru my paces of endurance simply because of t … continue reading

The Circus Has Left Town

The Circus Has Left Town
Welcome back to winter!  I guess we were far too spoiled these past four weeks with the weather being un-seasonably pleasant, so now it's time to return to the real world of a North Iowa winter.  Thank goodness I did cancel tomorrow's planned public open house because I'm afraid it's going to be snowing most of the night which means we'll have an … continue reading

Speed-typing Pianist

Speed-typing Pianist
Alas I did get enough photos taken this morning of my new listing at 807 - 5th St. SE here in Mason City.  The painter still has some work to do, but at least it was presentable enough for the nine photos I now have posted.When looking at that home yet again, I remembered a home I sold almost two years ago which is nearly a dead-ringer of this … continue reading

Sacred or Profane

Sacred or Profane
With having early morning duties, I was at the office again all the sooner than normal.  It's always kinda creepy cool to be Downtown when there's nay a living soul to be seen or heard.  Before I drove to my office, I made sure to go past the site where that historic stone home stood at 130 - 2nd St. NW.  Yup.  They sure moved quickly on gettin … continue reading

Privies

Privies
Oh how much happier I'll be when the 21st of this month comes and goes and the sun once again begins its march back north.  It grows annoying after a while when finding myself both going and returning home from work in the dark.  For sure I'll be glad when daylight savings time returns the 10th of March.  In the meantime, I guess we've all got t … continue reading