Our new backyard fence.

Our big day was finally here! The contractors from Lowe’s showed up early this morning to get to work on replacing our backyard fence…

We scheduled our fence to be replaced all the way back in May. And there was such a backlog that we had to wait until today to get our new fence.

They had the old fence down in no time…

And then they started dropping in the new fence posts…

They built the back section of the fence backwards because of the chain link fence that was right against the property line…

And just like that, they were finished with our fence and it looks amazing. We had the side gate moved up to give us a wonderfully functional side yard space…

We love it! It looks so good and so much better than it used to look. The guys did such an amazing job building it. And we couldn’t be happier. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿกโค๏ธ

Look up in the sky.

I saw a news article this morning that said smoke from wildfires in Oregon and California has already made its way to Greater Cincinnati…

The midwest won’t see the orange haze like cities along the west coast, but the
high-altitude smoke could lead to intense sunsets. The National Weather Service in Cleveland on Wednesday said the wildfire smoke in the upper atmosphere had made
it to the Midwest, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, leading to hazy and “grayish skies.”

I thought I noticed the skies looking a little hazy lately. I noticed it more yesterday morning than today. But I guess the skies this morning looked a little hazy too…

Good morning from Northside…

I could notice it more closer to the horizon. It just looked a little muddy.

This evening it was just kind of cloudy and overcast…

And good evening from Northside…

We’ll have to keep an eye on the skies and see if it continues to seem hazy. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜๏ธโค๏ธ

Taco Tuesday on a Wednesday?

Good morning from Northside…

I had a bunch of delicious tacos for lunch…

Taco Tuesday on a Wednesday? That’s just how we roll over here. Why should Tuesday be the only day to have all the fun?

Good evening from Northside…

We worked on cleaning up the ivy a bit more in our backyard…

I think we’re ready for our fence to be replaced tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿกโค๏ธ

Hello from Northside.

It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend…

Good morning from Northside…

They got back to work on our basement again today after the long weekend…

And good evening from Northside…

For dinner tonight, we hadย another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express mealsย for dinner tonight. This one was Cheddar and Crispy Potato Crusted Chicken with chipotle ranch roasted vegetables…

It was another really delicious dinner. We really like theย Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meal kits a lot. And that made it a pretty good Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ”โค๏ธ

Hello there, Pumpkin.

HAPPY LABOR DAY! We’ve had a really great long weekend so far…

Good morning from Northside…

This morning we ran over to the grocery…

And it’s that time of year again. pumpkin spice everything…

And they didn’t have the bear OR the train in the international aisle…

And we had to get our coffee from Mad Llama

We didn’t get pumpkin spice anything. Genifer got a caramel latte and I got my beloved caramel java whip. Mad Llama’s coffees are so good.

Later, we started clearing all the ivy from our fence…

Our backyard fence is finally getting replaced this week! We’re so excited.

And once we cleared as much of the ivy as we could, it was time to reward ourselves with an NYPD Hoagie party

NYPD Hoagies are so delicious. And the cheese fries were really good too!

And good evening from Northside…

It was a pretty nice Monday to wrap up the long holiday weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

Our street was flooded.

When we taking Mack on a walk this evening, our street was flooded…

I guess the new water main they just recently replaced must have burst…

Good evening from Northside…

By the time we got around the block, Cincinnati Waterworks was already on the scene had already turned off the water and were starting to get the situation under control…

And they were working fixing the problem late into the night. I took these photos just after midnight…

Thank goodness for our sound machine. We didn’t hear a thing. And when we woke up in the morning, this was the only evidence that something unusual happened on our street…

And they must have been bleeding the line or something because this fire hydrant was just gushing out water for most of the morning…

It’s seems like there’s always something interesting happening on our street. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿšง๐Ÿ’ฆโค๏ธ

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside…

And this morning, we ran to get Mad Llama coffee, which isn’t exactly Northside but we just love their coffee and turkey sausage egg and cheese bagel sammich…

And our Saturday was off to a pretty darn good start. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜•๏ธโค๏ธ

Good evening from Northside.

It was very pretty outside this evening…

This rather sizable cross section of tree has mysteriously appeared atop the hill at the end of our street…

And good evening from Northside…

It was such a pretty evening that later we sat out on our front patio for a little bit and watched some of the Reds doubleheader…

We sat out on our front patio hoping the mosquitoes wouldn’t be as bad as in our back yard. But we still needed to load up on the bug spray even on our front porch. We had a fun Friday evening despite the mosquitoes. And the Reds split their doubleheader with the Pirates. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โค๏ธ

Mad Tree Brewing.

We finally made it to the new Mad Tree Brewing. We had been to their little original location a few times. We’ve tried to check out Mad Tree’s new location a few times but we always found ourselves trying to go at really busy times and we never could find a place to park. But we found ourselves in the neighborhood this afternoon and decided to finally check it out for lunch…

I think Mad Tree had the best social distancing precautions of any place we’ve been so far during the pandemic. Masks were mandatory to enter and they took our temperatures at the host desk…

Mad Tree had “traffic” lanes set up for everyone to follow when they were up and moving around from their tables…

We sat in the main room. But there was also an entire really huge outdoor courtyard area with another bar…

And there was another huge room behind the Catch-a-Fire kitchen that wasn’t being used while we were there…

The place is just massive. And I forgot to take a photo of the actual brewing facilities that are located off the main room where we were seated. But on to more pressing topics like taking a look at the draft list…

And once you’ve decided, you just order straight for the bar…

We ordered Kickboard with a raspberry-lemonade street pop in it, and a Nitro Hermit Crabs & Cowrie Shells

And then it was on to ordering some Catch-a-Fire for lunch…

We ordered a 10″ Buffalo Soldier pizza…

BBQ wood-fried wings…

And Peppadew Pepper Fire Bites…

Everything was delicious. The pizza had a great flavor but the sauce wasn’t too spicy. The wings had a great, delicious char on them. And those Fire Bites were just out of this world. The little peppers were very sweet and finished with a really nice heat. They were amazing! After we were done eating, we had a Shade and a S’More Gratitude

And exit through the gift shop please…

Mad Tree has an incredible space with terrific beers and great food. I can’t believe we waited so long to finally check it out. I can guarantee it won’t take nearly as long for our second visit. Mad Tree is pretty awesome.

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside…

We walked to Sidewinder this morning to get coffees…

Our Friday morning got off to a really great start. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜•๏ธโค๏ธ

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