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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Things are generally okay on this end. I tried to fix a clogged drain yesterday, and while I get an A for effort, I get a hard F- for results. That means I need a plumber to come take care of this issue. That's great. I guess I'll just stand in the dining room while he works in the kitchen. Other than that, things are fine. BDH and Little Buddha only have one new book to read right now, so I need to take another look to see if I can find them... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're all just plugging away here. BDH and Little Buddha finished one of their books, and then they wrote their review yesterday, so that kept them busy while I did laundry and shoveled some of the snow. I actually left a lot of the snow on the driveway, because I figured it would help dilute some of remaining salt as it melted. A few of the plants are coming back into view as the snow recedes, which is terrific. Gardening season looks like it will be an even bigger focus than usual this... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about how there's a sliver of sunlight when we get up in the morning now. That's a treat. It will get dark again (at least for a little while) after we change the clocks this weekend. However, pushing the clocks forward will also give us the extra hour of sun in the evening, which is a fair trade-off. I was a little off my game after hanging out with all of you yesterday. The anxiety levels were running higher than they have in a while.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I was just reviewing today's to-do list with BDH and Little Buddha. It's not as hectic as yesterday, and the guys say the high temperatures will reach the mid-40's, so it should be a good day (even if the unseasonably warm temperatures are indicative of an oncoming global catastrophe.) Our fantastic duo also just made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. House Democrats laid out the overwhelming evidence against Donald Trump yesterday, but Senate Republicans were busy working on their talking points for Fox... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It was 11 degrees outside the last time we all met up, and now BDH and Little Buddha say it's five degrees. We seem to be moving in the wrong direction. What is this, winter or something? My instinct is to stay under the covers for the day, but there are errands to run, the most important of which is a trip to the bookstore to find the guys something new to read. We all make sacrifices for the ones we love, right. The guys are expressing their gratitude with a terrific present... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It's 20 degrees outside right now, but it's supposed to reach the 60's this weekend. That's not normal. Did you have the same crazy wind we had here last night? Some of our windows rattle more, now that the Clutter Tree isn't here to serve as a buffer. BDH and Little Buddha asked if there's a way we can clone the tree. I wish, guys. Let's check out today's headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the table, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! What's new? This week got off to a solid start with a productive Monday. I took care of every mandatory task on the to-do list and then managed to work in what was probably my last outdoor bike ride of the year, so that made me happy. The rain took a little longer than expected (again) to arrive, but the garden eventually got a good soaking, so things are good. There's a whole new set of errands to deal with today, but they can wait a little bit longer. First, let's see what's going on in... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We were up past our bedtime last night so we could watch all of the "One Chicago" season premieres. More on those later, but we'll probably have to set the DVR to record Chicago PD going forward, because we need our beauty rest. On a completely different topic, did September go by faster than usual, or is that just us? Maybe it's because it's been nicer weather than we were expecting. Anyway, BDH and Little Buddha just made a fresh pot of coffee, so grab yourself a... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Today was the first time in 3-4 days that I haven't woken up at 3:30 in the morning with back pain, so we're already off to a good start here. I'm having a bit of déjà vu, because BDH and Little Buddha say today's forecast calls for a chance of rain. It was supposed to start in the morning, but now it may or may not start until the afternoon, if it happens at all. Hasn't that been the forecast for the last five Wednesdays? I'll take care of some errands this morning,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? September and I have gotten off to a bad start. I went to bed last night with what was some mild sciatica-like pain. It was annoying, but not enough to keep me from falling asleep. However, I woke up around 2:00 like someone had just shocked me, and I roamed around the house looking for somewhere I could at least sit comfortably. I ended up bouncing from room to room several times and finally slept for a bit at an awkward angle on the couch. On top... Read more →