Category Archives: Mason CIty

Watching a Fainting Goat Dance

Watching a Fainting Goat Dance
As I was expecting today, whenever there's a Monday holiday, the following Tuesday ends up being one of the busiest of the week, and that's exactly what happened. Not to worry, I made all my appointments on time, along with getting everything in need of my attention accomplished. For being a twelve hour day for me, it sure went flying by.Most o … continue reading

If We’d Always be a Little Kinder

If We’d Always be a Little Kinder
As expected, we're getting a good pounding with snow, and even though I shoveled outside the front of my office four times today, there's no question I'll have a good helping to get removed tomorrow morning. I didn't check the weather, but sure hoping the sun will be shining because it makes for a more pleasant experience while out shoveling.Th … continue reading

The Whole Complex was Built on Cursed Ground

The Whole Complex was Built on Cursed Ground
After hearing how much snow we're supposed to be getting, I braced myself for another round of snow removal. As someone said today, "I wish we'd only get three inches at a time instead of double or triple." I was in complete agreement because when it's over four inches deep, it becomes a grueling process. Of course that's the price we all have to p … continue reading

1307 N. Hampshire Ave., Mason City, Iowa

1307 N. Hampshire Ave., Mason City, Iowa
In spite of having random "sun-breaks" today, we must consider ourselves fortunate we were not having to endure below zero temps accompanied by a biting northwest wind. It was definitely an "out of the puddles and into the ponds" with our melting snow, and of course the back alleys of our Downtown always seem to have the worst of it.My first du … continue reading

Their Company Would be Fizzling Fast

Their Company Would be Fizzling Fast
Another windy day in North Iowa, and for some reason, it felt even colder out than it did yesterday. It sound like we'll be getting another reprieve from it these coming two days, but let's hope it's not going to be another yo-yo back to what we've been getting. For sure we don't have enough snow-cover to keep the frost from traveling deeper than i … continue reading

240 – 7th St. SE, Mason City, IA

240  – 7th St. SE, Mason City, IA
In spite of it being below zero while driving to work this morning, I was happy to find our main roads and side-streets, once again drivable. Yesterday's slippery-slimy slush was not a bit to my liking.After arriving at office, I proceeded to get some additional documents downloaded, printed out, scanned and re-sent to an attorney's office on a … continue reading

1910 S. Georgia Ave., Mason City, IA

1910 S. Georgia Ave., Mason City, IA
Thank goodness the wind went down in the night which meant we didn't have to deal with those horrible wind tunnels in the Downtown again today. I was holding my breath when seeing the light snow flurries beginning to fall, and when it stopped I said to myself, "We dodged another bullet." I know we do need snow to keep the frost from going too deep, … continue reading

Do Your Due Diligence Mason City

Do Your Due Diligence Mason City
Did you ever think we would be experiencing such wonderful weather like we've been having these past days of December back say ten or fifteen years ago? We've not had even a ground cover of snow which is remarkable. When I noticed the red sky this morning, my first thought was, "Red sky in morning is a sailor's warning.", but this day finished off … continue reading

Hours of Intermittent Reflecting

Hours of Intermittent Reflecting
If there was ever a recent day at office I was happy to see come to an end, I'd say today was at the top of the list because of the two back-to-back closings I had which both ended up having a soft landing. Fortunately I had the opportunity to visit with the buyer of the first one, and after listening for a few minutes, I could tell he was the perf … continue reading

Our Population has Dropped Again

Our Population has Dropped Again
Thank goodness the wind finally subsided which offered us an absolutely stunning mid-November day. While out this afternoon, I glanced at the outdoor temps and found it near the fifty degree mark. Let's hope this warming trend continues on thru Thanksgiving weekend.Early this morning I dropped off a little gift to one of my dear ones and stayed … continue reading