End of Summer 2021

Towards the end of September, the mornings become crisp and you notice the grass stops growing. It is the end of Summer and the start of Fall weather in Iowa. As I walk around the outside of the house, I am greeted by plenty of busy spiders spinning their webs and getting their houses in order. Plenty find their way inside and surprise me when I turn on the light. They are mostly harmless and don’t get to me the way scorpions do. Nothing worse than waking up at night and walking around and seeing scorpions on your walls. Luckily in Iowa we don’t have that problem.

Weeks ago, I took a trip and when I came back home and parked the truck, there was a monarch butterfly attached to the front grill. To honor its death, I left it on the truck and it has been there ever since.

Internet Broadband Map for Iowa

If you are moving to Iowa, you can now check out what areas of the state offer broadband coverage via ConnectIowa.org and their online interactive map. Just input an address and see what ISPs are available in that area.

Personally I am still waiting on Qwest to update our ADSL connection. The other choice is MediaCom cable which offers faster connections.


You can now get a good overview of what connection speeds really look like by viewing your area at Net Index. Their map shows information collected from SpeedTest.net, so these are real world speeds.