Hooray for Fridays.

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to Mad Llama to get some coffee before we started work…

And then I wrapped up my projects for the week…

We had the rest of our pizza for dinner and then it was good evening from Northside…

And we played ball in the backyard for another half-hour. I think playing ball is Bear’s favorite part of his day. Oscar’s favorite part is probably going on walks. I think Mack just likes everything. He’s just a very happy dog.

I just like it when the workweek is over and we can enjoy the weekend. 😀🗓️❤️

There were some really pretty clouds.

Good morning from Northside. There were some really pretty clouds this morning…

Mack and Bear crashed out all day in the office…

Oscar usually hangs out in our front bedroom during the day. I made Taco Tuesday tacos for lunch today…

They were delicious. I love tacos. Especially on Tuesdays for Taco Tuesday. And Genifer made chicken ramen stir-fry for dinner…

It was delicious as well. She always finds the best recipes. It was a pretty evening…

Good evening from Northside…

We made it through another Tuesday. At least there were some pretty clouds today.
😀☁️🐾🌮🐔❤️

Painting and pizza party.

Good morning from Northside…

While I was having my epic soccer Sunday, Genifer decided she wanted to paint our first floor half bath. We got a gallon of paint while we were at Lowe’s yesterday…

She’s getting tired of all the grey in our house. This is the before photo…

We took the shelf down and removed the outlet and vent covers…

Then she painter taped it all off…

And then she got to painting…

And now our bathroom is a very pretty sky blue to go with our pretty blue tile floor…

Genifer did an amazing job of painting! The bathroom looks so good! Oscar and I did a good job of supervising…

And later before the start of the Louisville City match, I ran over to NYPD to pick up some pizza for dinner. An NYPD Pizza party reward for painting and epic soccer watching…

I wonder what happened to NYPD’s awning? Our pizza and wings were all set when I got to NYPD. It’s pretty amazing that you can order online from NYPD and 15 minutes later, you’re heading home with a pizza…

We were so ready for our NYPD Pizza party that we just dug right in and didn’t even take a photo before we started eating…

Mmmmm, Station House with banana peppers…

NYPD changed their boneless wing count while keeping the price the same. You used to get 10 wings, now you only get six. Time to find another side to order with our pizza. But we still love having NYPD right around the corner…

And good evening from Northside.

It was a really good Sunday for just hanging around the house. 😀🗓️❤️

Google Nest Wifi.

We get our wifi through Cincinnati Bell. We have a 500mbps plan. In theory, it should be pretty fast. It’s worked really well for us. But then again, we haven’t really pushed it too hard. With all the working at home for the last few weeks, I’m always downloading and uploading pretty sizeable files, and our wifi has struggled to keep up especially when it comes to all the video conferencing for meetings. We decided to replace our Cincinnati Bell provided router and try a router and point for Google Nest Wifi

I’m a designer, not an IT professional so I don’t completely understand all of this. But a traditional, single router provides relatively limited coverage. It becomes spotty the farther away you are from it. Google Nest wifi claimed to blanket the whole house in fast, reliable wifi that keeps buffering at bay without the need for wifi extenders. One Nest router with one point provides coverage up to 3800 square feet. The white one is the router and the blue one is the point…

The website said it’s strong enough to handle up to 200 connected devices (I need more devices) and it’s fast enough to stream multiple 4K videos at a time. We put the router in our front bedroom on the second floor…

And we placed the point down the hallway in our office…

And each Nest point is also a smart speaker with the Google Assistant. The wifi set-up was ridiculously easy through the Google Home app. And now are internet speeds are off the charts. This the speed test from Google Home…

 

But I mainly use an app called Meteor to check our internet speeds. This is what our speeds were with our old router from Cincinnati Bell…

And these are our speeds with the Google Nest wifi router and point…

And here’s the speed mid-morning when everyone is on the network…

Night and day difference. Our wifi is so fast now. It’s really great. To me, Google Nest is definitely worth the money! And once we return the router to Cincinnati Bell, we’ll be saving $10 a month on our wifi bill. So eventually, the Google Nest wifi will pay for itself some day. 😀📡❤️

Genifer also got this new rug for our master bathroom…

I love it.

Just hanging out on the sofa.

Oscar loves sitting on the sofa while I’m working in our office…

He just hung out on the sofa all day. 😀🐾❤️

#TBT Pause for paws.

Back when we lived downtown, Milan and I used to walk the heck out of all the parks along the Ohio River every single day…

We would walk around four miles a day together. When we moved into our house in Northisde, I started a Milan shrine in our office…

And this is what my Milan Shrine looks like today…

Always remembering all the good times with the bud dog. 😀🐾❤️

That’s not good.

This morning as I was putting on my shoes and socks on the little red sofa in our office as we were getting ready for work. As I was getting up from the sofa, my newly replaced left hip moved in a very uncomfortable way like it popped out of socket just for a second and then returned to its original position. It didn’t really hurt. It just felt very, very  uncomfortable. When I stood up afterwards, my hip didn’t feel right. There was a kind of sickening sensation like a friction or rubbing feeling from inside my hip that wasn’t there before. And it started making very odd, unsettling creaking noise whenever I moved…

It’s funny how everything can be fine one second and then something as simple as putting on your shoes can really mess up your whole day. 😐🏥❤️

Corners of our home.

A corner of my desk in our office. I was just playing around with my Polaroid CUBE+.
😀🤖❤️

Working from home.

I was feeling a bit under the weather when I woke up this morning so I decided to work from home today. And the buddies hung out with me all day in our office. I grabbed a couple of photos via our office OscarCam

And then I snapped these while sitting at the desk…

They’re pretty cute. And pretty darn good too. I managed to get quite a bit of work done. 😀💻🐶❤️

Pause for paws.

I was puttering around in our office this afternoon. And while we were organizing, Oscar figured out that if he jumped up onto the sofa he could climb up on the sofa’s arm and look out one of the office windows into the backyard…

He sat up there for about a half-hour just watching the backyard. And don’t forget to check out Oscar’s Instagram. 😀🐶❤️

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