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Live to Be a Hundred

Live to Be a Hundred
For those of you that had this Holiday day off, I'm hoping you found time to do something special in spite of this near non-stop rain.  Since our soil is overly-saturated, I've noticed a great number of sump pumps running again today.  I'm not so sure we're going to have our normal Fall colors, and likely because we're getting so much rain.  The … continue reading

One Last Kiss

One Last Kiss
Every year at this time, as we're rapidly approaching the Autumnal Equinox, I become a bit sad knowing that our day's will now gradually be shortening until December 21st rolls around, and then the process will start all over again.  Dealing with the snow and cold is bad enough, but the added darkness is what makes winter loathsome at times.Ju … continue reading

Another Perfect Day

Another Perfect Day
I was in near shock to find it evolving into one of the most beautiful of pre-Fall days to where I went to work finding as much to keep me outdoors as possible.  One of my long-term clients stopped in just to say "hello" since I'd not seen him since the closing of a home he sold back in March.  His family has done business with my office for a nu … continue reading

Work and Wait

Work and Wait
There's no question this summer has been one filled with lingering humidity.  I'm sure many of the newbies to North Iowa will think all are summers are filled with heat and humidity.  The sales of dehumidifiers have been brisk to where some stores can't keep enough of them in stock.  I showed a vacant home today that didn't have central air, and … continue reading

Infantile Actions

Infantile Actions
I certainly wasn't expecting to find it so hot and humid today which was quite a turn-around from yesterday's pleasant temps.  Unfortunately, the wind turned directions on us and is now coming from the south, and likely delivering this hot and humid air from the Gulf.  After seeing how hot it is in Northern Europe, I can't imagine what those peop … continue reading

Bucolic Settings

Bucolic Settings
Several people had mentioned today how it was just a bit on the chilly side for them, but after those many days of being beaten by high heat and humidity, I personally considered it a welcome reprieve.  Thank goodness the fly population is going down.  For a few weeks there, I thought we were being invaded from all directions.  The biting ones a … continue reading

Nature’s Recyclers

Nature’s Recyclers
When I left for church early this morning, I noticed it to be 59 degrees outside.  Yes, the days are growing shorter and the nights colder.  Like most of you, I'm feeling a bit cheated by Mother Nature this year.  It seems we went from the cold and snow to hot and humid with nothing between.  And, we certainly can't forget those wicked storms w … continue reading

Old Age Disease

Old Age Disease
I hope you all had a delightful Sunday, which I believe you should have considering how pleasant it was outdoors.  I spent a number of hours doing yard work, cleaning gutters, mowing, along with weed pulling and spraying.  I bristled a little at first and then laughed when a couple I've known for quite sometime, happened to see me out mowing at t … continue reading

Spirit of Gratefulness

Spirit of Gratefulness
I would say in these past days, there's been a spike in the calls from prospective buyers, along with other agents showing my office listings.  Perhaps the momentum of buying will continue on into the month of July.  The price ranges that I've seen the most activity, are those in the $100K+ and $200K plus ranges.  As I've suspected all along, th … continue reading

Nothing Ever Upsets

Nothing Ever Upsets
How often have we seen a 24 hour temperature change like what happened over these past two days?  Yesterday morning it was in the low 30s, yet early this morning it was already 52 degrees, but the real jaw-dropper was finding our Downtown temperatures hovering around 85 degrees this afternoon.  Looks like we're heading into what appears to be ano … continue reading