Category Archives: Mason CIty

Extended-stay Hotels

Extended-stay Hotels
Alas the sun managed to break thru the clouds later today which made it feel all that much warmer outdoors, and glad for it because I've sure had my share of driving out of town this week, and it looks like it's going to be an every-day occurrence thru Friday.My first trip was over to Clear Lake to pick up a sign and remove a lockbox from the f … continue reading

An Old Wooden Wheelchair

An Old Wooden Wheelchair
It was certainly a busy Friday for me to where I was pretty much on the move from the entire time I was at office, but when looking back on it now, much of it is a blur of episodes.Since yesterday, we've been working with an offer on 818 N. Pennsylvania, and as chance would have it, an agent from another office text me saying he would be emaili … continue reading

De Trop Vomiting

De Trop Vomiting
I've been watching the weather very closely today and only for the reason to see what our expected over-night lows are to be. They've been changing off and on to where it's supposed to only get down to 37 degrees, and if we can maintain this light cloud cover, we may not have but only just a light frosting in the lowlands which will make me very ha … continue reading

Journalistic Talent

Journalistic Talent
It was a lovely morning with it's cool air and light breezes, and as the day unfolded, our September sun shone brightly whilst offering blended shadows of Fall, but unfortunately the wind started picking up and began sending loose leaves a-swirling. Yes, there were all the more Locust leaves to sweep away from the front door of my office.With i … continue reading

The Smell of Humans

The Smell of Humans
Another cool day arrived which had me just a little bit chilled whenever outdoors, and according to our forecast, we'll be needing our furnaces turned on Thursday and Friday since our highs are only supposed to be in the low 50's. I'm already rounding up some old sheets and blankets to cover some plants I don't want getting frosted on either of tho … continue reading

But Not its Slave

But Not its Slave
Wasn't it just the craziest having our temps in the upper 80's today? I actually can't remember it ever being this warm for such a stretch of time at the end of September. I didn't even look to see when the wobbling jet stream is going to reach us, but according to a conversation I had several days ago, it's not supposed to even break much above 50 … continue reading

Name Recognition Spreads

Name Recognition Spreads
Off again to work I went with me, and all the earlier it could be, just so to get my morning personal calls made before the hour of eight arrived. There are several dear ones I try to catch up with on a regular basis, and since I've been on merry-go-rounds of ups and downs, I didn't consider myself in the best of moods to visit with them, but after … continue reading

A Stupid Smirk

A Stupid Smirk
Let's keep these beautiful days coming so everyone can get outdoors and enjoy the sun and warmth while they can because in just four days time, we'll be at the Autumnal Equinox which is the official day of Fall's arrival. Even now we're seeing the additional shadows created by our sun's movement towards the southern hemisphere. Yes, it happens ever … continue reading

Questionable Dirt

Questionable Dirt
It was another beautiful pre-Fall day in North Iowa, and I'll be happy if it continues on well into October. At least we're not having to water out plants every other day like we'd been doing for weeks on end now that our soil has been saturated by our many days of rain.My Monday morning was typical to where there were numerous emails to return … continue reading

Killers of Time

Killers of Time
With this weather, it's been seeming all the more like the movie "Ground Hog Day" where you get up at a certain time and it's all a repeat of the day before. At least we did have some sun-breaks this afternoon and being just enough to tease us.Starting around eight this morning, I worked for about four solid hours doing some final cleaning up a … continue reading