CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – We’ve been counting down the days to the first day of spring, but we’re not the only ones, an area business has been counting down for the last 58 days in anticipation of warmer weather.
Lake Iowa Realty in Clear Lake has been anticipating the kick-off of spring since the kick-off of March and realtor Donna Eckard says the countdown has helped everyone in the office shake off the winter blues.
“When we got down to the teens, we all got kind of excited and now that we’re down to the single digits cause we know spring is just around the corner.”
Each morning they select one employee to head out and ceremoniously exchange the number on their countdown sign.
Eckard says this countdown is not just for their company, she says that customers and area residents who just drive by have been commenting on season countdown.
No celebration plans have been made for the first day of spring on Thursday, however everyone in the office says the best celebration will be enjoying the warmer weather that is soon to come.