I am Thankful that the wind doesn't always blow.

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

WARNING

MULTIPULE MEANINGS MAY APPLY

Over the last two days the entire State of ND has had steady winds of 25 to 70 miles per hour.... NOT gusts, steady winds!  Today, at last, things are "normal" for us.

Starting with the obvious, most any wind is hard felt during our winter months (even though winter doesn't technically start until December 21st). Check out the wind chill chart below. We were lucky that over the last two days the temperature  was around 30 degrees above zero as opposed to the fact we do get to 30 degrees below zero with out the wind chill.

My sentiment that I am thankful that the wind doesn't blow all the time holds true in other ways as well. I am thankful that the winds of change are not always at gale force speeds in my personal life.

My last post was about family. The family I was born into suffered gale force winds with divorce and death. So far the family that I am the father to has suffered little with the winds of change. The strongest winds, far below gale force, have been my sons diagnosis as being on the autism spectrum,  my daughters choice to attend collage out of State, and the realization that we were attending a church that didn't feel Christ centered (we are very happy where we are now).

I would guess that 90% of us have had the winds of change broadside our career paths. Like the trucks that were literally blown off the interstate highway in North Dakota this week many of us have found our careers/jobs in the ditch as well. I confess that my vehicle of employment has hit the ditch more times then I care to admit over the 50 plus years I've been working.

Restating my statement of thankfulness for today... I am glad that the wind doesn't always blow.

I am also thankful to Debe Maxwell, CRS for her challenge to give thanks over the 10 days preceding the day of Thanksgiving. Check out the challenge today.

 

Posted by

WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (30)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - I can appreciate multiple meanings.  Whether they be weather related or something else, there is much that can be learned.  And that's another thing to be thankful.  

Nov 19, 2021 03:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob - I am with you on this.  We have all had those winds.  I am thankful that I have endured the winds and glad for the calm.

Nov 19, 2021 04:06 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Actual winds and winds of change... both can have quite the impact on life, can't they?

Enjoy your day!

Nov 19, 2021 05:31 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker that sounds like a heavenly plan. I am hoping that when Carol retires we will be able to chase the sun. There always seems to be some reason, kids, jobs, etc. that keeps us in the frozen Northland.

Nov 19, 2021 05:43 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Debe Maxwell, CRS "by the grace of God" is the only way I've survived. I've been through so much more than I'd ever dreamed I could survive.

Nov 19, 2021 05:45 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I too like writings that hold multipule truths Michael Jacobs . I have found that to be very true with much of the scripture I read.

Nov 19, 2021 05:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Those calm spots seem to come at just the right time Grant Schneider and they usually last just long enough to let us recharge before the next storm.

Nov 19, 2021 05:50 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They sure do Kat Palmiotti . In either case it makes you appreciate the saying "batten down the hatches".

Nov 19, 2021 05:52 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Bob,

Winds have power that is not to be underestimated. Last night, it was a balmy 76, but after a little wind and a cold rain, it dropped to 56 in an hour. The time of year, where you should always bring a coat.

Nov 19, 2021 06:10 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When I saw your graphic that shows 10 degrees a shiver went down my spine, that is way too cold for me, haha.

Nov 19, 2021 06:14 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Over my 50+ year career I have been a weather vane a few times and still managed to stay on my feet

Nov 19, 2021 06:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That's for sure Dorte Engel . During our Fall in North Dakota we often head to work with coats, gloves, and stocking hats. By noon we may he heading to lunch with none of that.

Nov 19, 2021 07:38 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Me too Brian England but I am still here. As far as being thankful I may have to do a post on thermal underware 😄.

Nov 19, 2021 07:39 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That brings up some great imagery Ed Silva . You would think the Rooster up there would get dizzy and fall off from time to time.

Nov 19, 2021 07:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bob "RealMan" Timm - something you might appreciate to ponder which is so applicable to all of us but especially to you because it's on your mind. I hope it helps:

What does wind weather symbolize?

It represents the spirit, the vital breath of the universe. J.C. Cooper points out that wind represents the power of spirit in sustaining life and holding it together. Hence the symbolic association of wind with cords, ropes and threads. ... Winds serve as messengers of the gods and can indicate the presence of divinity.

Nov 19, 2021 02:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Bob, I like your perspective on how the winds blow and the force at which the winds can impact our lives in a flash. 

Nov 19, 2021 04:39 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is an interesting perspective Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP . but not one I'd by into.

Nov 19, 2021 06:49 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . I wish all change was like a gentle breeze but I've been hit by more than a few tornados.

Nov 19, 2021 06:53 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We have also had east winds blowing lately.  It always makes it colder and we worry about the big trees swaying near our house. 

Nov 20, 2021 08:32 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I am all in with you on that Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD . We have a strip of large trees between our neighbors on one side and it any one of them falls one of us is going to substain some real damage.

Nov 20, 2021 05:17 PM