Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha were just watching the snow fall. It's supposed to turn to rain this afternoon, so no shoveling concerns, but we'll probably be inside for most of the day. That's fine. The guys can read, and I can clean for a while, or at least procrastinate about cleaning while looking forward to March. We push the clocks forward an hour two weeks from tomorrow, and our crew can't wait. Of course, once March arrives, we can start daydreaming some more about gardening season. However, we promise to stay focused on... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and congratulations on making it through another week! What's on tap for the weekend? I'm thinking it's mostly reading, with maybe a touch of cleaning, around here. BDH and Little Buddha cracked open one of their new books yesterday, and they already love it. We had to put it down after a few chapters, because there was a risk of reading most of it in just one day. My guess is we'll get back to it later this afternoon, but I have a couple of errands to take care of before then. Oh, and there's the... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was a little odd on this end. I was moving slowly after shoveling on Tuesday but was also unexpectedly tired. I had a couple more cups of coffee after we were done here, but they weren't helping. I asked BDH and Little Buddha if there was any chance they accidentally made sleepytime tea instead, but they were positive that didn't happen. It still ended up being a pretty productive day, but I basically shut down/passed out for about 90 minutes later in afternoon. We're talking sleeping the sleep of the dead. Felt... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going so far? Moving a little slowly here this morning, but other than that, things are good. Yesterday morning's shoveling was pretty straightforward. It took about 40 minutes to clear the driveway and sidewalks, but no big deal. The issue was I also shoveled Dad Clutter's back porch in the afternoon, and that was a whole different story. The snow was high and heavy, and it took longer to clear than the driveway, so now I might be looking for some Advil. I'd say that Dad Clutter was in trouble for subjecting me... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We were just checking out how much shoveling I have to do this morning after yesterday's snowfall. It doesn't look too bad. I don't even think I'll need an Advil afterwards. BDH and Little Buddha say today's highs are still supposed to touch 40 degrees, so that will also help. (Spring is coming, friends!) After that, it's time for the weekly trip to the bookstore to see if I can find the guys something new to read. Fingers crossed. First, let's check out the headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Did you enjoy the rest of your weekend? Ours was fairly productive. I took care of the one errand that had to be done before today, so I feel good about that. Now we're just waiting for the next round of snow to arrive later this afternoon. It doesn't sound like it should be that bad (2-3 inches.) Plus, it's supposed to be in the 40's tomorrow, so can I just let the sun take care of things instead of shoveling, or is that being lazy? Don't answer that. BDH and Little Buddha... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! What's the plan for today? I have an errand which involves a bit of a hike. It looks like the sidewalks are in decent shape now that it's stopped snowing, so that should be fine. As a bonus, it will bring me near another bookstore, so maybe I'll find something good for BDH and Little Buddha to read. Other than that, it will probably be a pretty quiet day. Oh, the guys want to make sure you know that the first day of spring is one month from today! Let's check out the headlines. There's a... Read more →

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We were just checking out the new snow. It doesn't seem like anything major at the moment, just a few inches. BDH and Little Buddha say now it's supposed to keep going until tomorrow morning. However, even then it sounds like we're only talking about a total of 2-4 inches, so that's fine, although the roads look like they are a little messy. We've got a couple of things the guys can watch on TV today while I look for their next book. Anyway, let's get to work. The guys made coffee, so... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're just looking at the current weather forecast. There's a winter advisory in effect from noon today until 7:00 tomorrow night. They're currently calling for 3-7 inches of snow, which is manageable. There's one errand on the t0-do list, but I don't know when it "needs" to be done, so we'll see if that happens today. We just went grocery shopping, so if we have to stay inside and enjoy some snacks until this is over, so be it. BDH and Little Buddha say that next week's highs are supposed to be close... Read more →