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Can Iowa Winters Be Fun?

Over a year ago I did a post about how You Might Be A Real Estate Agent... based upon Jeff Foxworthy's humorous look at life and how it may pertain to our profession.

Iowa Winters are well known for being, um, interesting to say the least!  When I wrote Davenport Iowa Gets Another 2.7"!, it was my attempt at showing the rest of America another glimpse of what winter is like in Iowa.

When I wrote Iowa gets hit again...this time it's snow and ICE! and Thousands Without Power As Outages Continue in Iowa! and 7,000 without power for a week!!! it was ugly!!!  Over 75,000 initially lost their power and many even lost their lives.

Even the month of April is not safe from snow when We Woke Up To A Surprise Today!

So, the 2006-2007 winter was very unusual or was it?  This past winter has been nicknamed by the media as "The Winter From Hell".  One nasty snowfall/ice storm after another.  We keep looking for that Global Warming they are promising!!! 

Iowa Winter

So!  Let's have some fun with Iowa and our Winters!!!

Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Iowa:

              If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Iowa.

              If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Iowa.

              If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Iowa.

              If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Iowa.

              If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of DES MOINES for the weekend, you may live in Iowa.

              If you measure distance in squares of farm land, you may live in Iowa.

              If you know several people who have hit a cow more than once, you may live in Iowa.

              If you have gone from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again, you may live in Iowa.

              If you can drive 70 mph through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Iowa.

              If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Iowa.

              If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Iowa.

              If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit, you may live in Iowa.

              If the I-80 speed limit is 70 mph -- you're going 90 and everybody is passing you, you may live in Iowa.

              If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Iowa.

              If you know all 4 seasons:  almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you may live in Iowa.

              If you have more hours on your lawn mower, and snow blower than miles on your car, you may live in Iowa.

              If you find 10 degrees 'a little chilly', you may live in Iowa.

             

For more humor, enjoy these posts:

Larry the Cable Guy at his best!

Why Men Shouldn't Take Messages!!!

A Morning Groaner!

Colonoscopy: Not a Funny Subject.......or IS it?

Navy Pilot

Have a fun day and if you're coming to visit me, bring a jacket............and a shovel!

Iowa Winter

Lucky :)

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Comment balloon 16 commentsLucky Lang • February 24 2008 04:20PM

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Hey, Lucky - For a second there I thought I was looking at Alaska. 

If you know all 4 seasons:  almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction, you may live in Iowa. Now that definitely sounds like Alaska. :)

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 12 years ago

Jesse,

There are times that Iowa is colder than Alaska!  Strange, but true! 

Again, it must be that global warming thing!

Love your seasons......sounds like home!  The road repair crews were out in force today patching asphalt into caves.  They missed one that I didn't though!  I thought that my tire was a goner!  Unbelievable!!!

Take care,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Lucky

We have been experiencing some cold winters here in New Jersey. You guys do one thing we don't do, in your last picture it looks like you shovel the lawns to. We just let them melt away! have a great day!

Posted by Gary J. Rocks (Juba Team Realty) over 12 years ago

I still perfer the white stuff at the beach over the white stuff in your yard.  After that picture I am glade not to live in Indiana anymore.

Posted by Chris Frantz (EDU Real Estate Group) over 12 years ago

Gary,

You very funny boy!  That last picture is what was left after weeks of melting last year!

This year, the melting just started today.  We won't be seeing the lawn for quite a while!

Hey, we did a Texas Hold 'em at my place last night.  You should've been here.  Next time we'll deal you in.

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Chris,

I'm with you!  I am so over this winter!

Say hello to the mermaids at Weeki Wachee for me!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Yikes!  I'll stay here and deal with the summer. 

Don't hold your breath on that global warming.  LOL  

 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 12 years ago

Doreen,

Just heard today's weather report.........global warming will bring us another 3"-6" of that lovely fluffy stuff!

How about sending us some of your warmth?

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

Thanks for a great post! I hear your pain. Try moving up north a bit to southern Minnesota. We can't go a full week without a blast of cold air and blowing snow. At least when the snow is light enough to be blown around it tends to accumulate in the fields. Too bad we live next to a field.

Posted by Kisti Skaar (REMAX Properties) over 12 years ago

Kisti,

It really does make you appreciate Spring and Summer more!

Stay warm,

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
I would love to send August to both of you!  (July, too:)
Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 12 years ago

Doreen,

We'll take them this month though, okay?

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
Lucky, you gotta love snow! Doesn't look like global warming is effecting you...or is it?
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 12 years ago

Gena,

Our winters and summers have been cooler the last couple years.  We have already had the 13th HIGHEST snowfall record ever and the season isn't over!  Global Warming AIN'T in IOWA!

Sure wish you'd turn on the fans out there in California and blow some of those warm ocean breezes our way!

Lucky :) 

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago
Lucky, sounds like you could use a little warming out there. But, the snow does look pretty. I'll shift the blowers your way ...
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 12 years ago

Gena,

Thanks!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Premiere Plus Realty Marco Island) over 12 years ago

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