Category Archives: Mason CIty

We’ve got Snow!

We’ve got Snow!
If there was ever was a funky Sunday, I'd say this one was a classic.  It seemed like all my plans went awry from the start of my day to where that's all I later did was just go with the flow of it instead of trying to get plans back on track that continued to derail.This was my Sunday morning to play the organ and piano at St. Paul Lutheran C … continue reading

Every Test of Time

Every Test of Time
The rain we received last night was causing a real concern with me when seeing how the creeks were rising, and approaching the levels they were when we had flooding back in June.   While driving to work this morning, I could see many sump pumps spewing water out onto the curbsides.  I'm hoping this is going to be the last of the heavy rains for … continue reading

Our New 1141 – 14th St. SE

Our New 1141 – 14th St. SE
Someone came to the office later this afternoon and mentioned his rain gauge registered over an inch of rain since yesterday.  I know it was raining lightly off and on last night, but today was a different story with those intermittent downpours.  I've been noticing a great number of toadstools popping up around town these past days which comes a … continue reading

Environmental Footprints

Environmental Footprints
I wasn't the least bit happy to see frost on the rooftops while driving to work this morning.  Since many areas of Mason City are considered to be in the "lowlands", the coldest temperatures are therefore found in our lowest.  It only stands to reason when remembering cold air falls and warm air rises, which is why many homes with open staircases … continue reading

Come Back Alive in 665

Come Back Alive in 665
As we're approaching the end of September, I can definitely feel the transitioning taking place from Summer to Fall.  It seems all the more pronounced this time than in years before with it suddenly going from days in the mid to upper 80's and then dropping down into the mid 60's.After speaking with a dear client of mine this morning, I was re … continue reading

Take a Ride

Take a Ride
I wasn't happy about this early arrival of the rain that wasn't supposed to be here until Thursday.  Oh well, it happened, and now the skies have cleared off, so hopefully it will start drying off.My entire morning was spent on a long drive to Eastern Iowa to meet with some people whom I'd made an appointment with early last week.  I was hopi … continue reading

Grow All the More

Grow All the More
Another beautiful day arrived in spite of it being a chilly 50 degrees early this morning.  We'll all be starting to see more dew covering rooftops and lawns which tells us the soil is warmer than the night-time air above.  I'm continuing to be hopeful I can get all my little outdoor projects done before the hard freeze arrives.Without a doub … continue reading

Blooming Hoya

Blooming Hoya
I do hope we don't get pounded with severe storms along with the amount of rain that's been predicted.  Since I was on 4th St. NE, I figured I'd cut thru East Park to get to Virginia this afternoon.  Oh Mercy!  The water level of Willow Creek is already high, and if we do get the rain predicted, we're going to get flooding again.  This is start … continue reading

Exterior Color

Exterior Color
It came as no surprise to find in hot and humid today.  My thermometer was registering in the low to mid 80's.  As we all know, when the humidity is high, it feels all the more uncomfortable.  I'm hoping any visitors we have here aren't thinking every summer in North Iowa is like this.I was visiting with a client of mine today who recently r … continue reading

This Last Day

This Last Day
I'm happy my week finished out on a number of positive notes which counter-balanced things that happened this week which nearly caused me to go out and spit three times as they do to ward off evil in a few of our sub-cultures.  While writing this, I thought of another saying which goes, "If you get angry with someone, just count to four, but when … continue reading