A rainy evening.

This evening we dodged the sprinkles to walk the dogs through the woods…

Just after we got home, it started really raining. And it didn’t stop until we were about to go to bed. We didn’t do much this evening. We just hung out on our back patio with the dogs and watched the rain. 😀🌳🌧️☔️❤️

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

Pause for paws.

#TBT Oscar via Timehop. 😀🐾🦕❤️

It’s what’s for dinner.

For dinner tonight, Genifer made this Andouille Sausage with Alfredo pasta

It was delicious! Another outstanding dinner! She’s such a good cook! 😀🥣❤️

Good morning from Northside.

Good morning from Northside. 😀🌄❤️

A walk in the woods.

We took the buddies on a long walk through the woods this afternoon…

Genifer pointed out that the ninja turtles must live in there…

It’s pretty incredible that we have all this amazing green space right behind our house to go explore with the dogs. We love it. 😀🌳🐾❤️

Northside nubs.

I was planning on taking a half day this morning when Cincinnati Bell was installing our new Fioptics. But it took so long to get us up and running that I decided just to take the whole day off. Eventually, we decided to walk down to Melt to have a late lunch…

Genifer had a half Cobb Salad with chips and hummus and buffalo mac&cheese…

I had the Hoffner with classic mac&cheese…

Their sammiches are so outstanding, as is their mac&cheese. After we were done eating, we celebrated no longer having cable by sharing a Morning Glory cocktail…

And after we were done with lunch, we stopped into Higher Gravity for a flight…

It was a great way to celebrate no longer having cable and spend my first vacation day of the year. 😀🥪🍺🥃❤️

We cut the cord. Finally.

This morning we made it official. We cut the cord. We finally pulled the plug on our cable and ditched Spectrum/Time Warner. This morning a service technician hooked us up to Cincinnati Bell Fioptics in an installation process that was not nearly as simple as I thought it would be. But after watching him work all morning to get us up and running, we’re experiencing Fioptics and it’s so far so good. Everything works just fine. We didn’t really watch our cable all that much. We usually watched Netflix or Hulu (free with Sprint!) or Amazon Prime Video in the evenings while we also streamed whatever sports were on that evening on a tablet. We’ve also been testing Sling TV for the last couple of weeks and found that Sling has almost everything we watched on cable and then some.

This isn’t a comprehensive review of Sling TV. Just a declaration of independence from Spectrum that feels incredibly liberating. Sling works great through our Amazon Fire TV sticks or our Google Chromecasts. We can also stream all of our channels anywhere we go through our mobile devices. We get all of my soccer and all of Reds games. And we have 50 hours of DVR space. The only downside so far is a lack of local channels. We didn’t really watch local tv at all except for weekend sporting events. And I figure that won’t really be much of a problem until around football season. But there seems to be a pretty easy fix to that problem though with the AirTV Player that is said to integrate seamlessly with Sling TV. We’ll look into adding that option soonish.

The best part of cutting the cord and ditching cable is that we’ll save about $70 a month. You can’t beat that. Getting to say, Bye Felicia to Spectrum isn’t bad either.
😀📺✂️❤️

Cheers!

Tonight, we enjoyed our growler of Urban Artifact’s Jalapeno Margarita Keypunch from Higher Gravity in glasses from Braxton on our back patio

And it was really good. That’s all. 😀🍺❤️

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made another one of Kroger’s Prep+Pared meal kits for dinner tonight. This one was BBQ Chicken Flatbreads with tangy slaw…

This was one of my favorite Prep+Pared dinners yet. What’s not to like here? They were little cheesy BBQ chicken flatbreads. And we each got two of them. The flatbreads got a little bit crispy on the edges in the oven and they were really delicious. Kroger is always changing their Prep+Pared meal offering as the season’s change. Genifer says it’s kind of difficult to find the same meal twice. That’s good for variety and trying new meals. But it’s not so good when you find a meal that you really like. And I really hope we get to have this meal again. 😀🐔❤️

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