Spring ahead for 2019

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Spring ahead March 10. 2018

I don’t think people appreciate Realtors the way they should.  If not for Realtors we would not get these wonderful postcards and emails as friendly reminders that it is time to move the clocks ahead an hour and spend two weeks mourning the loss of an hour.

In fact, the reason we still have daylight savings time is to give Realtors and others a chance to advertise. There used to be some other reason that has been long forgotten.

So here it is your daylight savings reminder postcard.  Set your clocks ahead the recommended one hour and call me so I can sell your house or if you don’t have one I can sell you one.  Daylight savings time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10 but you don’t have to wait to spring ahead.

I usually miss the hour that was taken away from me but I know I’ll get it back.

Throwback Thursday

This was originally published in early December 2010. It was a simpler time long ago, yet not all that different from today. We got over a foot of snow in that storm. In comparison, the snow we got last night is like a trail snow storm so that we can prepare for the real thing.

I am happy to report that I replaced the shovel that I broke removing snow from last April’s blizzard. I’ll get try it out today and make sure it works and maybe break it in a little.

Snowstorms can be unpredictable and so is life. Be careful out there.

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Mears Park – Downtown St. Paul

It has been snowing since midnight and it looks like this storm is going to be even bigger than #snowmageddon09 which really was overhyped as a storm.   I recall it dropped about a half foot of snow.  Some are calling this storm #snowmygod but I like #snowpocalypse as the national weather service is still predicting 12 to 16 inches in the Twin Cities.  I am thankful that it is Saturday.

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W.A. Frosts on Selby Avenue

Today is Valentines day

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Pink Rose

I photographed the rose at the rose garden in Duluth Minnesota. It is definitely worth a visit but not on Valentine’s day because it is covered in snow instead of roses. The garden is large with roses in shades of red, pink, orange, yellow and even white. It is on a hill that overlooks Lake Superior.

Happy Valentine’s day.  If your day isn’t filled with roses you will have this one to look at.

Is Winter what is used to be?

I wrote this in December of 2010. It was one of those winters when the snow banks were so high along the streets that it was hard to see if cars were coming when we tried to cross the street.

We ran out of places to put the snow once it was removed from the streets. Snow was hauled to the parking lot of the Sears store on University Avenue.  By the end of the season, there was a huge snow pile. I am not making this up, it took until July for the pile to completely melt.

I am not complaining but pointing out that the last real winter was about three years ago.

 

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Mears Park – Downtown St. Paul

It has been snowing since midnight and it looks like this storm is going to be even bigger than #snowmageddon09 which really was overhyped as a storm.   I recall it dropped about a half foot of snow.  Some are calling this storm #snowmygod but I like #snowpocalypse as the national weather service is still predicting 12 to 16 inches in the Twin Cities.  I am thankful that it is Saturday.

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W.A. Frosts on Selby Avenue

Enjoying some good frights on Halloween

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Boo!

Wishing everyone a spooky day. Here are some of the things that scare me:

1. losing my phone.

2. Data breaches.

3. Climate change

4.  2018 health insurance premiums.

5.  2018 property taxes

6.  Some of the St. Paul mayoral candidates.

7. Mortgage processors and underwriters.

8. Dripping sounds in the house.

9. The basements in some of the homes I show.

10. When the snow blower won’t start.

I can think of stuff that is even scarier. If the worst thing that happens to you today is seeing a ghost consider yourself lucky.