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July 2020

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was a nice rebound from Wednesday here. I fixed most of the things that went wrong 24 hours earlier, and I also found another Elmore Leonard book for BDH and Little Buddha, so that was good. Speaking of our dynamic duo, I was just talking to them about how screwy my sense of time is now. I can't believe it's already July 31, because the last few weeks have generally gone by quickly, but on the other hand, the 4th seems like it was three months ago. Does that make any sense?... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was an odd day around here. The morning was generally fine, but a it all went south in the afternoon. A couple of things broke, and I made a mess out of some other stuff. Hopefully none of it will be a big deal to fix, but it left me a little baffled at what happened by the time I went to bed. The fun part was that I watered the garden, which is always a nice way to relax. Turns out, it rained overnight, and BDH and Little Buddha say we... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Unfortunately, I struck out at the bookstore yesterday. There just wasn't anything that seemed like a good fit for BDH and Little Buddha, so I'm going to comb through our shelves and see if I can find anything they might like. The good news is that the free local weekly comes out later this morning, and that means the guys will have a new rock and roll crossword puzzle to focus on for a few hours today. It also sounds like the weather should be a little more tolerable, which is nice, especially... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going so far? Yesterday's heat was brutal, and it led to a poor night's sleep, so at least one of us might need to take a nap at some point later today. Of course, I have to stop at the bookstore first to see if there are any new releases that BDH and Little Buddha might enjoy this week. Fingers crossed. The guys say there's a chance of rain today, but if it doesn't happen, I need to water the garden either today or tomorrow. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. The guys... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Something has come up, which means we probably won't be here tomorrow, so BDH and Little Buddha wanted to make sure they could say hello today. How's your weekend going? It's supposed to be a scorching 48 hours ahead, so we hope you're all somewhere cool and staying hydrated. That translates here to having the shades down, fan on, and drinking a gallon of water while we watch this afternoon's Red Sox game. Sounds like a plan. First, let's take a peek at the headlines. The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Our crew is doing fine at the moment. Even though they don't think the baseball season will last all 60 games, BDH and Little Buddha are happy to have the Red Sox back on TV, so we're going to watch them play the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon. We could use a break from all of the House reruns, and even with the empty stands and fake crowd noise, watching baseball on TV provides a glimpse of what used to be considered "normalcy" around here, which is nice. Plus, it also buys me more... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! This week went by disturbingly quickly. Any big plans for the weekend? I think we're done with the rain for a couple of days. BDH and Little Buddha just finished reading their latest book, so I need to find another activity for them. Oh, the Red Sox are playing tonight. The guys love baseball, so that will be fun. In any case, these two are so happy you're here, they just made you a fresh pot of coffee. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I thought yesterday's forecast for rain was going to be yet another tease after we only got a few sprinkles in the morning. However, it came down for real later in the evening, which made the garden happy to no end. BDH and Little Buddha say there's supposed to be more this afternoon. We'll take it if it comes. The guys will continue reading their book while I take care of a few things around here. In the meantime, let's take a peek at today's headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on... Read more →

(We are proud to present out first-ever guest post, authored by longtime Clearing out the Clutter friend Marlon Verasamy.) I remember when I first saw the video of George Floyd being murdered, I remember feeling enraged and sad. I also remember feeling something, or rather not feeling something...I remember feeling an emptiness inside. Now, I’m not saying like an empty, serial killer Dexter, type of emptiness. No, I felt an emptiness that I felt when I saw Ahmaud Arbery die, Eric Gardner die, Philando Castile die, Tamir Rice die, John Crawford III die and countless others. That emptiness, that came... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha are checking the weather forecast to see if we think it's really going to rain today. It's dark outside, and the garden could use another good soaking. I don't want this to be another day that teases a chance of showers all day, and we get nothing. Hold on...the guys say there's a 35% - 85% chance this morning, and then a 40% - 85% chance this evening. Hmm, well, fingers crossed. I found them a new book to read yesterday, so they'll be set if the rain actually... Read more →