Happy April Fools Day (plus one) and no this is not some cruel joke. I am back blogging. This time unlike the last two is for good (I hope). I appreciate the continued words of encouragement I have received that past couple of months following my dad’s surgery. We are working on getting their house and land up for sale in the next two weeks.
Should you know anyone looking for a house with 2.2 acres and another 9.X + with trees, a slough, and walking paths let me know. The property is 9 miles north of Alexandria on Highway 29 (the main road out of town), between Lake Miltona and Lake Irene, two miles west of Miltona. The property likely has a greater commercial potential or small residential development than just a single-family property.
There has been a lot I have missed commenting about the past two months but rather than try and make it up I am just moving on.
One question I have been asked frequently is what happened to my March Madness predictions. I never got to them. First time since I was in junior high I did not make one up. Maybe that gives you an idea how much I have been distracted by other more important things.
I was really bummed out that we did not have more upsets this year but I guess the flip side is the games in later rounds probably have been better than past years.
A couple of weeks ago right after that last snowstorm I received this picture in an email from a reader. I do not know if she was the originator of the photo but I am going with it anyway.
No, I was not notified of the final resting date of this Frosty the Snowman and with all due respect to him and his friends I am very happy that they are gone for the season. They had a good few days though.
March came in snowy and three weeks later we had highs in the upper 70’s as noted by this picture with some of my Deke boys, my fraternity at the University of Minnesota, and I as they had a nice Friday afternoon to lounge outside.
A few of them found it odd that a guy as old as me (36 is old to them) could be a Snoop Dogg fan. I tried to get them to understand that Snoop Dogg first made it big while I was in college and that I am not that old, they are that young. And to put that last thought into perspective their hot water heater failed late last week. The unit was installed around 1987 and at least half of the current members were not born yet.
Much of my posting the next couple of days will focus on the many Minnesota business initiatives going on, some job statistics, and a look at the H1B season that starts today.