Category Archives: Mason CIty

Just Another Zip Code

Just Another Zip Code
It was quite the chilly one out this morning which was another reminder to us all that our days are growing shorter and Fall will soon be upon us.  I think more people are finally kick-starting themselves and getting their over-due outdoor projects underway before we re-enter the deep freeze.As I was pulling up to my office this morning, the p … continue reading

Somewhere Over

Somewhere Over
It was quite the storm we had late yesterday, and likely received enough rain to bring our grass back to green.  And speaking of green, I've been noticing a whole lot more dead and dying trees around our City and I really can't figure out what's been happening with them.  I'm not sure if it was the extreme cold of last winter, or if there's somet … continue reading

“Big Blue” taking Flight

“Big Blue” taking Flight
I'm beginning to wonder if all of that smoke that's being generated from those forest fires in Siberia is creating this strange haze in our atmosphere.  We all know that the jet stream crosses over Russia, so just maybe we're getting smoked by Siberia.My early morning final walk-thru went well with the exception of the overhead garage doors ha … continue reading

Fun-House Mirrors

Fun-House Mirrors
Another beautiful day in North Iowa happened again, and I'm looking for all the many more before the leaves start turning.  It saddens me a bit when knowing we're heading into August which is likely going to be our last month of real summer.  The weeks have flown by which is usually what happens when we want to hold them fast.When I arrived a … continue reading

Prairie Place on 1st

Prairie Place on 1st
My early morning was spent working on a sale file that is now ready for title work to be done so we can get it closed.  I was happy to find I had all the information I needed, which meant I didn't have to call the selling agent for more details.  As I've said before, the more people involved in a sale, the more easily it is for someone to drop th … continue reading

America Working

America Working
It was a most delightful morning again with the hazy sun and gentle breezes.  I'm beginning to wonder if all those forest fires that are out of control in Siberia are sending this strange sort of upper atmosphere haze that I've been noticing these past several days.  When you really look, it does look brownish.  From what I read on BBC News this … continue reading

Vintage Key

Vintage Key
With having an early morning appointment out of town, I made sure to get to the office all the earlier so I could be on the road before most were even thinking about heading to work.  It was an interesting drive, and since I've not been on I-35 during a weekday morning, I noticed how tastes have changed with vehicles, and especially the out-of- St … continue reading

1 Briarstone Court

1 Briarstone Court
I'd say it was definitely a busy "hump day" from the time I arrived at the office, and thank goodness the weather was pleasant because I was out more than I was in.When walking out this morning, I couldn't help noticing the line of seniors seated at the benches outside The Manor and chit-chatting amongst themselves.  There must've been a line … continue reading

Sky-high

Sky-high
It was one of those busier mornings where I paid little or no attention to the world around me since I was set on a path of appointments from the time I arrived at the office.My first little duty was to get a yard sign with a sold rider out of storage and take it to a home I recently sold that was another Realtor's listing.  I got out to the h … continue reading

Itsy-Bitsy

Itsy-Bitsy
That was quite the rain we received today, and not soon after, the humidity levels were off the charts.  Every time I got out of my car, my glasses steamed up so much that I had to take them off so I could see.  It made me wonder what was happening with people with glasses who were in and out like I was, but their eyesight being so much worse tha … continue reading