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Hi everyone, Welcome back! On behalf of the Clearing out the Clutter crew, we'd like to wish you all a happy July 4th! It's probably going to be a low-key affair here, as our main focus will be continuing to hide from the heat. However, we'll be in the garden as soon as the sun starts setting. We gave everything a good soaking yesterday, and there are already new colors all over the place! So, whatever you do today, have fun and be safe, particularly if you're going to play with fireworks. I asked BDH and Little Buddha if they... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you all doing with this heat? I woke up at 4:00 this morning and was able to turn off the fan for an hour. All of the fans have been working so hard over the last few days, I figured they could use a break, but they're already back in action. The forecast says there's a slight chance of rain this afternoon. I've got to water the garden if that doesn't happen. Speaking of which, more flowers are starting to come out! There are all sorts of different colored lilies, and some black-eyed Susans,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I'm happy that the garden got a good soaking yesterday. My guess is that we're about one more week (and one more watering) away from the flowers really being ready to pop. That would be a nice way to start off July. (Wait, how is it already almost July?) The forecast called rain for most of the day today, but now it doesn't sound like it's supposed to start until mid-afternoon. It will be nice if I can squeeze in a bike ride before that starts, but... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It looks like June is going to start on a cloudy and rainy note. That's okay, it will do the Clutter Tree and garden some good, as usual. BDH and Little Buddha were up earlier than usual this morning. Not sure what that was all about, but they do love their bird watching. BDH is convinced he can become fluent in bird chirps if he listens hard enough. Who knows, maybe he'll figure it out, and Buddha will do whatever he can to help. In the meantime, let's see what's going on in... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, grab a seat. How are you? We barely had any holiday traffic yesterday, which was nice. Plus, BDH and Little Buddha slept for the entire ride. I wish I had taken a picture of the two of them. The garden got a much needed watering last night, and it sounds like there's more rain in today's forecast. That's fine, it's good for the plants and the Clutter Tree. In the meantime, let's see what's going on in the world. We made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your weekend going? We got off to a slow start because of the weather, but the garden cleanup is almost over. Most of the leaves and other yard waste are gone, and it's almost time to add the mulch. I better start stretching now, because mulching takes most of a weekend, and then I'm sore for about five days after that. This gardening stuff is hard work, you know. It's worth it, though. Anyway, it looks like it's going to rain for most of today, which will be good for the plants. In the meantime,... Read more →


Thursday Clutter: Trump, Amazon Prime, Facebook, Boston Red Sox, Bruno Sammartino, Amy Schumer, Motorhead, and more

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It looks like we've got some rain in the forecast for today. That's fine. The Clutter Tree could always use some water, and we can handle anything that isn't snow. The birds were chirping loudly early this morning, which made BDH and Little Buddha happy to no end. Other than hanging out with all of you, I think bird-watching/listening is their favorite activity. Don't worry though, they still made coffee. There's a fresh pot on the table, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. One... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. I'm staring out the window, and I can't think of anything to say about the snow that doesn't involve extended swearing. It's supposed to turn to rain this afternoon, so hopefully that will wash all of this white stuff away, and the garden can get back to looking great. All of us at Clutter Headquarters are wishing good luck to the Boston Marathon runners and the folks who are rooting them on today, particularly in these tough conditions. BDH and Little Buddha made today's coffee extra strong in the spirit... Read more →


Tuesday Clutter: Trump, Facebook, Wells Fargo, Boston Red Sox, The Simpsons, Fleetwood Mac, and more

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Man, are we glad to see you today. I mean, we are always happy to see you, but especially so today. Our IT guys were still doing maintenance when I woke up this morning, and after a couple of false starts, it was beginning to look like we wouldn't be able to hang out. However, BDH and Little Buddha worked their magic, and now we're back online. As if that wasn't enough, the guys also made you coffee, because they're the best. There's a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. We have a quick announcement to make before we dive in today. Our IT staff tells us that they're will have to do some maintenance work on Monday night, and it's not clear how long we're going to be down for right now. Hopefully it won't be too long, and with any luck, we'll be back up and running before everyone wakes up on Tuesday, but we just didn't want you to think we'd vanished on you. Now then, let's see what's going on in the world. BDH and Little... Read more →