Category Archives: Story

Upon my Plate

Upon my Plate
I was up, at it, and off to my office a little earlier this morning due to an 8:00 am appointment I had with a seller, and just soon enough to get my Sunday Morning Prayer time taken care of without having to rush it. As each day passes, I'm growing all the more comfortable with the return of my spiritual regimen which is something I'd done for a c … continue reading

Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher
For many of our farmers, today's steady light rain was a blessing if they had all their corn planted, but for the rest of us, it was a cold and gloomy wet day. And wouldn't you know it, I was out in it more than I was wanting because of the home showings I had scheduled.I had some banking to do this morning, and after pulling into their drive-u … continue reading

A Root Beer

A Root Beer
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't as pleasant today as I'd expected, but at least hadn't rained while I was out working. For some reason, I have a creepy feeling it's going to be a hot summer because some of our recent daytime temps were too close to 80 degrees, and being too early for the season. The trees and flowers are certainly budding and blo … continue reading

Twenty Again

Twenty Again
There wasn't much happening in real estate today, which I suspected it would be since we're in the midst of Easter weekend. When visiting with some of our residents these past several days, I strongly encouraged them to stick close to home and not venture out of Cerro Gordo County, along with discouraging their friends and relatives living anywhere … continue reading

When it’s All Over

When it’s All Over
My first job of the morning, was to change my clothes, mix up some soap and bleach water, and attack the 1/2 bath in the back of my office, because I so graciously allowed someone to use it yesterday afternoon, and after they left, I went back there and discovered that person had done a "number 2" in the toilet, and the smell coming out of that roo … continue reading

Journal to the World

Journal to the World
I greet you all this evening with my solemn wish that all of you remain healthy during these coming days as the numbers of corona virus cases in our State continue to grow. I'm especially hoping that it will not infect those of us living in North Iowa due to our being a greater distance from larger cities. But if it does arrive in our communities, … continue reading

In the Same Bucket

In the Same Bucket
Thank goodness the wind finally went down to where it turned out to be a pleasantly sunny day here in North Iowa. When looking at this weekend's forecast, I was disappointed when seeing we're not to have it as warm as predicted, and likely due to the wind we're supposed to be getting, but I'm not fretting much because it sure beats what we've been … continue reading

Pre-Passion Puppy

Pre-Passion Puppy
I was delighted to hear that next weekend, the temps are to be hovering around 60 degrees. That's noticeably warmer than what we'd normally find in the first week of March, but if it does get that warm, then what the forecasters said about record high temps in the near future, will end up being a very good weather call of theirs. I was somewhat sur … continue reading

The Summer Kitchen

The Summer Kitchen
It looked like Ash Wednesday started off on a good footing this morning, but when it suddenly started snowing large flakes, I began to wonder. In spite of it only lasting about five minutes or so, the size of those flakes reminded me of pieces of ash floating to the ground, which for the creepiest of reasons, made me think of the concentration camp … continue reading

Breaking-thru Winter

Breaking-thru Winter
With our days growing longer and the temps rising, I'm now finding it more bearable to be out and about early in the morning. There's nothing like traveling to work in the midst of dawn breaking, because it truly feels like another fresh start of a new day.After getting myself situated at the office, I looked at the clock and realized I did hav … continue reading