Lemon Meringue

Thank goodness the sun finally began peeking out from behind the clouds today.  I told a couple from out of town who were closing on a property, “With your arrival as new homeowners to our fair City, you’ve possibly broken this weather curse we’ve had hanging over our heads since, simply because the sun started to shine when you arrived.”  I’m hoping their intrinsic goodness will be yet another counter-balance to some of the evil-minded naughty monkeys living in our midst.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a way of soulfully encouraging them to relocate elsewhere?

I’m hoping you all read the attached BBC article I posted last night, along with reposting it to your friends and relatives.  I’ve been telling as many people about it whenever opportunities arise.  If I can find a free day to go traveling, I’ll be sure to head up to Blue Earth Minnesota just to have a look for myself.  Blue Earth is really not that far from here.  I’d say it’s about an hour and a half drive, and nearly all of it being Interstate. It may also be an investigative trip for me as well, now having remembered my grandmother saying some of her “old people” were from there.  If you haven’t read yesterday’s article along with its BBC link, please do, because I believe you’ll find it encouraging as well as worthy of being shared.  They’ve often said that the Midwest is where good and lasting movements begin.  Yes, there’ve been a few bad ones, but we can’t always be batting a hundred.

Two of my listings and sales closed today without the slightest of hiccups.  I’m looking forward to all the more “soft landing” closings these coming months.  I’m beginning to get all the more interest in my un-sold listings, so perhaps it’ll be a busy July for me.  I can’t believe the month of June is almost over along with all of us now on the downhill slide towards winter.

I’ve noticed all the more general workers not getting themselves up to speed with their normal ten to twelve hour days during these months.  Perhaps they’ve not yet come out of their winter hibernations.  I ran into the owner of a well known contracting company today, and he confirmed how hard it is to get and keep help.  I know I may sound like I’m bashing the young, but I’d say a noticeable percentage of those under 40 have a real problem with focusing for any extended period of time on their work because they’re always plugged into their cell phones.  As I see it, they’ve got one eye on their social medias, and the other eye on work.  Does that sound productive?  If I had anything to say about it, I would not allow employees to have easy access to their phones or computers while on the clock.  I guarantee there’d be a whole lot more productive as well as accurate work getting done.  If we really want to make America great again, it’s time to get society’s work ethic cranked back up.

I’m hosting an open house at 716 S. Taylor tomorrow afternoon, and I’m hoping there’ll be some good interest coming out of it.  That home should’ve been sold right out of the gates, but as I’m discovering, many of the first-time buyers are raising their sights to more expensive homes which I believe is wrong.  It couldn’t be a better place to start a family.  The existing owner lived there from the time it was built while rearing her now successful children.  It’s in a great Southwest location, well maintained and improved, and above all, the price is right.  Let’s get the word out about this 3 bedroom ranch with a double garage that’s been under the radar far too long.

Tonight’s one-liner is:  If you think someone’s handed you a lemon, make a lemon meringue pie.

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716 S. Taylor Ave. – Mason City
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