Category Archives: Mason CIty

Creating an Apiary

Creating an Apiary
I was expecting it warmer than it was today, but with the breezes coming out of the north, it was of no surprise. At least we did get a good amount of thawing yesterday which helped to melt off and dry up our slippery streets and walkways.A tradesperson stopped by late this morning to drop off some items I'd ordered, and before he left, we had … continue reading

Mini Man Cave

Mini Man Cave
Oh how wonderful it felt to have the sun shining and our temps approaching 30 degrees this afternoon. What a welcome reprieve from Wednesday and Thursday's deep chill, but wouldn't you know it, I received a call from a young gentleman saying his water stopped, which meant the main line coming into his home must've frozen enough to stop the water. … continue reading

Alliant Energy’s Warehouse

Alliant Energy’s Warehouse
Oh how quickly the mid-afternoon suddenly turned wicked with the light snow being blown about by such a strong north wind. Isn't it amazing how quickly North Iowa's weather changes, and it almost always due to the sudden changes in wind direction. I'm hoping the roads aren't going to be sheets of ice come tomorrow morning because they're already ge … continue reading

The Head Honcho

The Head Honcho
It was a busy first-of-the-month Monday morning with my closing on another Prairie Place on 1st. There are now officially only four units remaining, and only one vacant unit left to be sold on the 3rd floor. As chance would have it, early this afternoon I had a showing on that 3rd floor unit, and the buyers were showing good interest to where there … continue reading

Flame Thrower

Flame Thrower
Welcome to February! And what a welcome it was with the clouds having finally floated off and allowing the sun to fill us with its warming light. Yes, I feel Spring around the corner, and all the more excited it's on the way.My early morning appointment to show my listing in Plymouth went very well to where I'm hoping the buyers will call for a … continue reading

The Wrong Way

The Wrong Way
It appears we're heading into another band of snow showers, but at least the temps are going to be much warmer than they were last weekend. Even though we're not supposed to get as much as we did last week, I'll wager it's going to be a great deal heavier, so brace yourselves for some wet stuff.I didn't have any showings scheduled today, so I k … continue reading

Siberian Sightings

Siberian Sightings
My desire to get all the shoveling done as early as possible, ended up being quite fortuitous when finding the temps continuing to drop as I was nearing the end of my extended marathon of snow removal. I have no idea what's going on now with the snow plows in our City, because in the old days, they didn't throw that snow past the parking, but now i … continue reading

Poor Man’s Oak

Poor Man’s Oak
The minus eight below zero this morning was something that made us bundle up and move all the faster while outdoors. As I've said many times, once it gets near or below the mark of zero, I grow downright hateful of winter, because it's never fit for man nor beast. At least it did get up above zero with the help of the warming sun which was out only … continue reading

Out of the Air

Out of the Air
I was back at my shoveling again early this morning, and if there's any way to build up a sweat during the winter, shoveling heavy snow will quickly get you there. I wasn't the least bit happy when hearing we're to get sleet tomorrow, and then on Friday, an even larger dumping of snow. The piles of it are quickly rising in the parking lots of our D … continue reading

Once Water-logged

Once Water-logged
I'm hoping this predicted snow is going to miss us because from what I read, it was supposed to start snowing at 5:00 pm today if we were to get any. Unfortunately, that exceptionally damp air made it feel much colder than it actually was. We're going to have a full moon tonight, so if any of you are planning to be out howling, you'd better cover y … continue reading