With having early morning duties, I was at the office again all the sooner than normal. It’s always kinda creepy cool to be Downtown when there’s nay a living soul to be seen or heard. Before I drove to my office, I made sure to go past the site where that historic stone home stood at 130 – 2nd St. NW. Yup. They sure moved quickly on getting rid of every board and stone from that house and for sure every remnant of it is now buried out in the landfill.
It wasn’t that long ago when I spoke about how more likely than not our State will move to regionalize our County governments, and if they do, it’ll be none too soon as far as I’m concerned. Perhaps then, this handful of special interest groups won’t be holding so much sway in our County where any requests of funding or improvements would have to be finalized by a more balanced Regional County Board.
With much of the Federal funding being cut for many of these “help” organizations along with our State’s County Health Departments, I’m hoping they’re not still looking wide-eyed with hands out to the Fed’s for freebies like they’ve been receiving these past decades because I can already see it coming where our Federal Government is going to make the States fend more for themselves in years to come. You can be sure if that happens, there’ll be all the more cuts in our State’s government staffing.
I was thinking this morning how Mason City has been nationally noted for its diverse architecture, yet once again we see our County buying and then scraping another prime example. Our older population will never forget what they did with our grand courthouse and then move into a Standard Oil office building. Go figure!
As far as I’m concerned, the Music Man Square was a dead idea before it was built. We can all thank our previous Mayor Carl Miller for ram-rodding that down our City’s throat. And wouldn’t you know it, when I had to make a quick trip over to LaCrosse some months ago, there he sat in a diner having coffee with an old gent. I should’ve gone up to him and asked if he wanted to donate towards feeding the white elephant he helped create and then walked away from. Yes, I may be sounding a little wicked again, but it’s just as I see it, and I’m sure there are many others who feel similarly but afraid to speak up. Just remember my one-liner from last night which spoke volumes about those who could give a hoot about preserving of our City’s architectural history.
My public open house at 38 N. Willowgreen Court was far more of a success than I’d expected because I wasn’t alone perhaps maybe 10 minutes. One particular couple stayed the longest and I’ve got a feeling they’ve found what they’ve been looking for. Considering the price and location, it would be great investment in our current housing market.
Believe it or not, I finally got my new listing posted today. The above photo is the exterior view from the street. Since I’ve followed the restoration progress of that home over these 20+ years, I know for a fact, that home will out-last many others due to the good materials and detail work that was done by the previous owners. Of course I absolutely love its location, but that’s not all, because the floor plan is what I refer to as a “double circle” interior design which is even better when it comes to functionality.
There’s no doubt I’d be spending a great deal of time in the kitchen/breakfast room where those large windows offer a panoramic view of Willow Creek and the rear yard. In the wintertime I’d be inside at those windows, and during the summer you’d find me out on that elevated deck enjoying a summer’s eve.
For sure, I’d be making friends with the neighbors next door so to get permission to fish off their bank. From what I’ve heard, all the neighbors are very nice people, but of course how could you not be nice when living in such a delightful neighborhood?
If you or anyone you know is looking for a four bedroom 2 1/2 bath home that’s ready to move into, please place the call and I’ll have it open for viewing. I am planning on having a public open house on it next weekend, so tell everyone to come take a look because there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll all be “wowed”.
Tonight’s one-liner is: Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.