Tag: Mason City

Quietly and Freely

Quietly and Freely
My morning was even earlier than it's been of late, and mostly due to my needing to get some desk work done before my early appointment to show a home. I did manage to also get my office floors cleane … continue reading

Un-filtered Answers

Un-filtered Answers
It was a nasty September day with the temps hovering in the forties and with the misty-cold rain we were getting on and off all day, one would think we were living on an island off the coast of the no … continue reading

Cold Man Winter

Cold Man Winter
As much as we need the moisture, I think Mother Nature could've been a little more kind by not allowing todays temps to drop so far down, but after reading just recently the main reasons for these wea … continue reading

Retreat to the Natural

Retreat to the Natural
My good night's sleep wasn't so good when being awakened more than once during the raging thunderstorm which started somewhere around 3:00 a.m. and continued on and off for several hours more. We were … continue reading

Up to Their Ears

Up to Their Ears
Before the sun came up and while on my way to the office this morning, I was driving past the new apartment house they're building on what was once the lower parking lot of the mall, and as I was maki … continue reading

Babi Yar

Babi Yar
It was a pleasant surprise to find rain again early this morning, and just with what we've recently received, our lawns and gardens are perking up quite nicely. Now if we continue to get an average am … continue reading

A Soul-invasive Parasite

A Soul-invasive Parasite
Another up early, and out at it this morning with all the many little to-do's needing my attention. Yes, our days are getting shorter when finding the sun still hiding behind the horizon as I was driv … continue reading

Brooms and Dust Pans

Brooms and Dust Pans
It was a pleasant surprise to find it raining in the night and on into our early morning and all the happier for it, but now when looking at our week ahead, we'll be bracing ourselves for a scorcher o … continue reading

A Pole-vault Up

A Pole-vault Up
It was a bit of a crisp morning out, but that was just fine by me because it's always nice to have a cool morning followed by a warming day, and when each one passes, I keep wondering when the rains a … continue reading

A Mafia-like Squeeze

A Mafia-like Squeeze
It was another beautiful early morning in North Iowa, and to tell the truth most of the Augusts I've experienced were memorable to where I'd place most of those being of the eight month of our year on … continue reading