More special deliveries.

We ran over to Lowe’s this morning. And when we got to Lowe’s, it started pouring down rain…

Like torrential downpour rain…

Believe it or not, we needed more stones. But this time, we got more river peebles…

And when we were on our way to our car, still raining…

And we stopped for more Mad Llama coffee

I had forgotten how many llamas were inside Mad Llama…

Mmmm… Java whip…

When we got home, the rain had let up and we took the dogs on their walk…

Good morning from Northside…

So grey…

We were expecting another special delivery…

Later in the afternoon, the sun decided to make an appearance…

Good evening from Northside…

To celebrate the sun coming out, we walked to NYPD to pick up a pizza party…

And we hung out in our backyard…

Part of our special delivery were these flamingo lawn ornaments…

And since it was a bit cool from the rain, we made our first fire pit…

And another of special deliveries was this projector for our back patio…

The screen from our projector arrives tomorrow.

We’re starting to really love our backyard. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ‘πŸŒ¨οΈπŸ•πŸ¦©πŸ”₯πŸ“ΊπŸ€β€οΈ

Over on Gulow Street.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Lowe’s again this morning…

We stopped for coffee at Dunkin…

And then we got to work in our backyard…

We had many, many bags of pea gravel to dump…

Three hours later…

We got cleaned up and headed to over to check out a new restaurant that just opened up in Northside called Gulow Street

Genifer ordered Sesame Noodles…

And I ordered the Rigatoni Bolognese…

The food at Gulow Street is sooo good. We can’t wait to come back to try more of their menu.

We were inspired by their decor. We’re going to start keeping at eye out for random, inexpensive works of art to hang in our dining room…

It’s always fun when new places open in your neighborhood. Especially when they’re as good as Gulow Street…

We can’t wait for our next visit to try a couple of those sammiches.

On our way home, we stopped at Northside Tavern for a drink…

Good evening from Northside…

It was a great start to the long holiday weekend. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ‘πŸœπŸ»πŸ–ΌοΈβ€οΈ

Now we’re ready to rock & roll.

Good morning from Northside…

Our backyard is ready for some more love…

And early this morning, our delivery from Lowe’s arrived…

We moved all the bags of rocks to our side yard…

And we tried to place all the bricks and pavers as we moved them…

We were almost done moving all of stuff when the skies started to get really dark…

We had two little paver stones left as it started to sprinkle…

And we moved the empty palettes to the side of the house just as it started to rain. You’d never even know there were just three palettes of landscaping material on the sidewalk just a little bit ago…

I have a feeling that our backyard is going to be pretty incredible once all this is done…

The side yard waterfall was in full effect…

But right now, it’s all just turning to mud…

It pretty much rained all day and then the sun came out this evening…

Surprisingly, all the rain didn’t make that much of a mess…

We also put down a bunch of rocks next to the front corner of our house…

Then we rewarded ourselves by walking to Chameleon to get some pizza…

Mmmm… Chameleon pizza…

Chameleon just started doing a deep dish pizza too…

We took our deep dish pizza home with us…

And then we sat out on our back patio to admire the progress we’d made…

We’re so excited. We think our backyard is going to be so nice soon…

But I could feel Genifer eyeballing my deep dish pizza…

And it turned out to be absolutely delicious. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ‘πŸ•πŸ»β€οΈ

BLTs & more work on our yard.

It was kind of hazy this morning…

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Lowe’s this morning…

We stopped for coffee…

We added some landscape edging and decorative rock border to our front yard…

When we were finishing up in our front yard, a guy jogging by stopped to ask where we got our bricks. After chatting for a minute and as he started to walk away, he said, “Yeah, I gotta work on my front yard and try to get it up to this level.” It was such a nice thing to say. And it made us feel so proud of our front yard…

Hopefully, we van get our backyard up to the level of our front yard. We pulled all the grass and weeds out of the front third of our backyard…

I tried to dig out an old concrete post anchor next to our backyard path…

And that was clearly a mistake. I put it back in it’s hole and filled the hole back in…

Our next step will be adding rocks…

We went upstairs to take some showers. Hi Oscar…

We had BLTs for dinner….

BLTs with wedge fries…

Good evening from Northside…

Our front yard looks so nice…

We sat out on our back patio for a bit…

We watched the Louisville City thump Memphis 3-0 and listened to some music…

We had a really good Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯ͺ❀️

The start of a long weekend.

Today was the start of a long, four-day holiday weekend…

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Lowe’s this morning…

We got Mad Llama coffee…

We also stopped at Home Goods…

And we got Potbelly for lunch…

Ohmigosh. Potbelly is so good…

I put my new little stool in our studio office…

We spread some more pea gravel on our side yard…

It started sprinkling on our walk…

Good evening from Northside…

And it really started raining just as soon as we got home…

Whenever it really rains, there’s always a waterfall cascading from the gutters and down off the side of the neighbors house…

Somehow the water always seems to drain pretty quickly. But it doesn’t really cause us any problems. I’ve just never seen a gutter waterfall like that.

Right now, Oscar’s favorite toy is his hedgehog…

He’ll hide it and then forget where it’s been hidden…

And then he gets so excited when he finds it again…

We dodged the raindrops and went out in the backyard for potty breaks…

We watched Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse on Amazon Video. It was pretty good. And we finished Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix. For a super hero series, it was the slowest burning show I think I’ve ever seen. It was ten episodes of nothing but back story and character development. I bet the second season would have been pretty good if it hadn’t already been cancelled.

And that was our Friday. It was a pretty good one. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β€οΈ

Soccer Saturday with some yardwork.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Lowe’s to get some stuff for our backyard…

We listened to the FA Cup final while we almost finished staining our fence…

But we ran out of stain. Again. And we put some little pea gravel down on the other side of the path in our side yard…

We walked to Tickle Pickle to pick up an early dinner…

I’m not certain but I think Tickle Pickle might have got a big new sign…

But they have fries now!

BAM!

And the fries were delicious…

Good evening from Northside…

Tomorrow, we’ll go get some more stain for our fence and some flowers for our side yard…

Later, we watched the ladies of Racing Louisville play to nil-nil draw…

And we watched Minnesota United snatch a 1-0 win in the 95th minute

It was a really good Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ–ŒοΈπŸ”πŸŸβš½οΈβ€οΈ

Just another Saturday.

Good morning from Northside…

We worked in our backyard all afternoon. We finished the retaining wall along our fence and took along our back fence too. And we put down a little edging barrier next to our sidewalk in our side yard…

And this evening, there was really pretty evening light coming in from our backyard…

Good evening from Northside…

πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜€οΈβ€οΈ

Yardwork and a full moon.

We put down ten bags of pea gravel in our side yard…

And we completed the first section of our retaining wall along our fence…

It was so nice today. We sat outside and drink one of our ciders from Gatlinburg…

And there was a full moon tonight…

πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ› οΈπŸΊπŸŒ•β€οΈ

Backyard delivery.

Today, we got a delivery of stuff to start working on our backyard from Lowes…

We got twenty bags of rocks, ten bags of pea gravel and ten bags of river rocks…

We also got landscaping timbers…

We’re going to try to line the bottom of our fence with the timbers and filled with rocks…

πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ› οΈβ€οΈ

Another pretty good, low-key Saturday.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Lowe’s this morning…

We got some more Christmas lights but not the lights we wanted because most of the lights were already sold out. And we got paint for our third-floor bedroom.

On the way home, we stopped at Mad Llama for coffee and a Java Whip!

When we got home, I got to open day five of my Lego City Advent Calendar…

Genifer worked on painting our third-floor bedroom. She’s been on a real painting kick lately. She had it looking really good. But she’s really good at painting. I am not good.
At all.

We had a really late lunch. And we just had leftovers. We ate the rest of the delicious chicken marinated in Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki and Genifer made more stuffing. And it made so much stuffing…

I’m guessing we’re going to have stuffing with every meal for a while. And I’m really good with that. Because I love stuffing!

We watched Western Michigan lose their unbeaten football season to Eastern Michigan. Bummer.

And then, we took the dog’s out on a walk around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

We added these lights around the banister on our front porch….

Later, we watched Don’t Listen. It was one of those really weird movies that just left us with a lot of unaswered questions. It was weird. But other that Western loss and the silly movie, it was just another pretty good, low-key Saturday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜•οΈπŸ”πŸˆπŸ“Ίβ€οΈ

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