Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. As I've mentioned before, our schedule will be a little funky for a stretch. We probably won't be around tomorrow, so BDH and Little Buddha were adamant that we catch up with all of you today. They call the shots - I just do the typing. I still have to figure out what we're doing for the rest of the day today. I should probably at least get to the gym at some point. Well, anyway, I'll work that all out later. The guys just came in with a fresh... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all. What's the plan for the weekend? The major items on our to-do list are to watch the Patriots game, and to take as many of the bagged leaves/yard waste out of the garage as possible before the city starts picking them up Monday morning. I think there's something like 15 bags in there, so it may take two weeks to get rid of all of them. Oh, quick programming note, our schedule may be a little funky for the rest of the month. To start with, we may end... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm just waiting for a weather report from BDH and Little Buddha...they should be back in a second...Yesterday was ridiculous. We spent most of the day inside watching the impeachment proceedings. I finally had to go out into the cold to grab some dinner. I just went to a place down the street for some take-out, but even that was unpleasant. Oh, hold on, they're back. We're looking at a high of 33 degrees, but at least the wind has died down. I guess that's better. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. The... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! BDH and Little Buddha just told me that today's high is going to be 26 degrees, with a windchill making it feel like 14. Say what? It's a good thing I just skimmed the furnace and scheduled its annual maintenance appointment. I've got some more stuff on the to-do list, but it can all be done inside, so I'm thinking we might just set up shop here for the day. I'll make a decision about that later, but first, let's check out today's headlines. The guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everyone seems to be doing pretty well here at the moment. I've got a number of phone calls to make today. That's not the most exciting to-do list, but given today's weather forecast, I'm happy to stay inside for a good part of the day. Freezing rain and...I can barely say it...snow? Yeah, really not feeling that, except there's one errand that I might not be able to avoid. Other than that, we're getting back into the swing of things after the long weekend. Speaking of which, BDH and Little Buddha just said... Read more →

Classic Clutter: Happy Birthday, Grandpa

For as long as there is a Clearing out the Clutter, there will only be one thing we post on November 11th. Happy Birthday, Grandpa, I miss you. Originally published: November 11, 2010 November 11th is Veterans Day, and I'd like to recognize all of the past and current members of the military who have served our country. Thank you for all that you've done. November 11th also marks something much closer to home for me, it's my grandfather's birthday. One of the most fortunate aspects of my life is that I had such terrific grandparents, and that I was... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in. How are you? We're still trying to regroup from this week. BDH and Little Buddha think we should take it easy today and focus on starting over tomorrow. I'm inclined to agree with them. The New England Patriots have the week off, and there's nothing we really want to see at the movies, so the idea of laying low until Monday is appealing. Speaking of Monday, given that it's Veterans Day, we'll be running our annual post, and then we'll be back to hang out with you again on Tuesday. In the meantime,... Read more →

We just turned the clocks back, and I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of it being dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. The fact that today's high temperature is 37 degrees doesn't help, either. I often gripe about companies looking too far ahead and being in a rush for the next big holiday while the current one still hasn't happened yet. (It should be illegal to have Christmas sales before Thanksgiving.) However, I'm going to make an exception here and tell you that I'm already looking past the oncoming winter to focus on spring, specifically, spring training.... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? Any big plans for the weekend? I think we're mostly just going to celebrate that this week is over. We're still bummed out about the Clutter Tree, and there have been a handful of other annoyances which have us grumbling. Everything went sideways as soon as we changed the clocks back, I tell you. BDH and Little Buddha just said the high for today will be 37 degrees. Yikes. At least the heat works. Well, enough griping, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD,... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back. I'm sorry we couldn't catch up with you yesterday. Our crew has really been thrown for a loop by the removal of the Clutter Tree. Even though we've known it was coming for some time, BDH and Little Buddha are crushed that their bird-watching days are done for now. They used to love doing that for hours on end. I'll miss a lot of things about the tree, but the biggest thing might be that it was just such a steady source of daily comfort for 15 years. Everything else could be falling apart, and the... Read more →