Our new dehumidifier.

Good morning from Northside…

This afternoon we worked on reorganizing our basement…

Now we just need more shelves. And we finally got to turn on our new super industrial strength dehumidifier…

If we turned the dehumidifier in too soon, it could have pulled the moisture out the setting concrete and it wouldn’t have cured correctly…

And that would probably have been bad…

But omigosh, I was so excited to finally get to turn this thing on. And it drains straight into our new sump pump. It’s all so excited. We’re hoping the dehumidifier pulls all the moisture out of the air in our basement and eliminates that old musty basement smell. But we finally get to see how it works.

Later, we ventured out to West Chester, and we picked up Sonic for lunch…

We took our Sonic over and had lunch with Geri. Sonic was surprisingly good. We had cheeseburger meals. And Sonic also has corn dogs. I got a couple of corn dogs for a snack later. Gosh, I love corn dogs. And corn dongs can be surprisingly hard to find. The corn dogs from Sonic were really good.

Back in Northside, it’s starting to look a bit like autumn…

It was so gloomy, grey and overcast all day today…

And good evening from Northside…

This evening we planned to watch my Minnesota United play Dallas but the match was postponed due to positive tests for COVID-19. So we watched FC Cincinnati lose 1-0 to Toronto instead. FC|C is really tough to watch play anymore. It seems all they do is defend, eleven guys behind the ball and then park the bus. It makes for really boring soccer. And I’m really surprised they could pull over seven minutes of highlights out of this match.

But other than that, it was a pretty good Sunday. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜οΈπŸ’§πŸ”πŸŸπŸƒβš½οΈβ€οΈ

And the rest of our Saturday.

It was a grey and overcast Saturday morning in Northside…

Good morning from Northside…

We ran over to the grocery this morning…

They had both the panda bear and the train again today…

And they had lots of my new favorite BBQ Chicken flavor ramen…

There were some great balloons this morning too…

We stopped to get our Saturday morning Mad Llama coffee

We had this shelf in our kitchen…

Genifer ordered a new sideboard to go in its place…

It took a bit to put together but it turned out pretty nice…

It took too long for Oscar. He was out…

For lunch, we walked down Hamilton Avenue to check out Northside’s new taco shop called Taqueria 251. It was pretty good stuff. I don’t know that we’ll be rushing back. They had this corn appetizer called Esquite that was out of this world good. And they had incredible churros for dessert. I think we’ll still be satisfying our taco cravings at Django Western Taco. But I think our perfect meal would combine the best from the two places.

And good evening from Northside…

And from our backyard…

We soldiered through The Reckoning on Netflix. It was just plain bad. There wasn’t one likable character in the entire series. So not good. At all. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸΌπŸš‚πŸŽˆβ˜•οΈβ€οΈ

Hello from Northside.

It ended up being another grey and overcast day today but just like yesterday, the clouds were so pretty. This morning, this evening, and later from our backyard…

Good evening from Northside…

And Genifer made this terrific cheesy turkey, sweet potato, and spinach skillet bake for dinner tonight…

It was so delicious. She always finds the best recipes to make. Other than that, it was just another Wednesday. I’m ready for this week to be over. And I really can’t wait until they’re finally done working on the water main on our street so we can go back up to the top of the hill at the end of our street in the mornings. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„β˜οΈπŸŒ₯️❀️

We have a side yard now!

This morning we woke up early to get over to Lowe’s…

We wanted to get a big drum of stain for our brand new fence. It’s so exciting. After we chose our stain, we headed over to Mad Llama for our Saturday morning coffee…

I bet about half of our runs to Lowe’s and the grocery have just thinly veiled excuses to run across town to get Mad Llama coffee because it is so good…

When we our new fence was installed, we had them move our gate up to the street side of our side door. It gave us a little side yard space that is actually usable now. This afternoon we worked on cleaning up on newly formed little side yard space…

When they ripped up our street to replace the water main, they left a pile of the bricks on the side of our street. It turns those bricks were the original cobblestone bricks from back in the day when Beech Hill was a brick cobblestone street. We grabbed as many of those bricks as we could and stacked them by our air conditioner on the side of our house. We weren’t sure what we were going to be using them for until today. We used them to line the path in our little side yard…

Good evening from Northside…

And good evening from our backyard…

With our new fence…

And our new little side yard…

πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸ‘β€οΈ

Welcome to this morning.

Good morning from Northside…

After our walk, we walked to get Sidewinder coffee…

And good evening from Northside…

It’s hard to believe that today marks the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th

An overcast pizza party sort of day.

Good morning from Northside…

The guys from Ohio Basement Authority got to work on waterproofing our basement early this morning…

This evening, we had an NYPD pizza party

We got a pepperoni and banana pepper pizza…

And I got my favorite the Crimebuster…

And this evening looked a lot like this morning. Pretty grey and overcast.
Good evening from Northside…

Pizza parties make any day pretty darn good. πŸ˜€β˜οΈπŸ•β€οΈ

Hello September.

Can you believe that today is the first day of September? It’s crazy how fast the year has gone for pretty much staying at home for the last six months.

When we looked out our bedroom window this morning, we saw a new friend sitting on our window sill…

How cool is that? We haven’t seen a Praying Mantis in a quick minute.

Good morning from Northside…

The praying mantis was still hanging out after our morning walk…

When we were leaving Knoxville, the gas station by our hotel had a Cinnabon inside. We got a cinnamon roll to bring home with us and this morning, we got to eat it…

It was so good. I love cinnamon rolls. It reminded me a lot of the amazing cinnamon rolls that I used to get from Sidewinder in Northside.

Good evening from Northside…

We had spaghetti with garlic bread for dinner tonight…

I love spaghetti and garlic bread. That’s how it looks when I’m taking a photo of my spaghetti for the blog. And this is how my spaghetti looks after I take my photos and add more dust cheese right before I start eating…

After waiting for what seemed like forever, the guys from Ohio Basement Authority started working on waterproofing our basement today…

They were scheduling six to eight weeks out. And our day finally arrived. They were supposed to here this morning but the team got a flat tire on the way in from Columbus. So they got a bit of a late start. But we’re so excited that this project is finally getting started. πŸ˜€πŸ‘β€οΈ

Crumb cake & NYPD hoagies.

It was hard to get back into the swing of things today. Genifer got me this delicious crumb cake from Napoli Cafe when we stopped for coffee in North Top Sail Beach as we were starting our trip back home…

I didn’t go into Napoli Cafe with Genifer. I stayed in the car with Oscar…

Look at all that crumb topping…

It was as much crumb topping as it was cake. And it was delicious. Really good. One of the inadvertent themes of our trip was crumb cakes and crumbles. Without trying, I ate three crumb cakes during our trip. I think this last one was my favorite. It made getting back to work this morning a little bit easier.

I must be out of practice and a little bit rusty. This morning, I completely forgot to take photos of the sky from the top of the hill at the end of our street. But I made sure to remember this evening…

So good evening from Northside. We need to make a trip to the grocery store. We don’t really have very much food in our house right now. At all. So this evening we had an NYPD hoagie sammich party

NYPD isn’t just for pizza parties. Their hoagie sammiches are really good as well. Genifer’s favorite is NYPD’s Italian. And my favorite is their chicken fajita with bacon crumbles added. We always add a family-sized order of fries. The good part of not having any food in the house is getting to go out to eat which makes it kind of feel like we’re still on vacation. πŸ˜€πŸ°πŸ₯ͺ🍟❀️

Home sweet home.

It’s nice to visit new places but it’s also really nice to be home…

And good evening from Northside…

It’s nice to be home. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸΎβ€οΈ

Burgers to start the weekend.

We always let the dogs out in the backyard before we take them on a walk…

Good morning from Northside…

Our flowers in our front yard are looking really pretty…

I’ve been pulling weeds everyday. Hopefully someday our little front yard will be weed-free and the clover will just take over. Speaking of flowers, how pretty is this one that we saw on our dog walk this evening?

And good evening from Northside…

After work was done and after we walked the dogs tonight, we walked down to Tickle Pickle to get burgers and shakes for dinner….

Tickle Pickle makes vegan shake that Genifer just loves. I’ve been in love with their regular strawberry milkshakes…

Genifer ordered the Eagles chicken sammich…

And I ordered my Buns ‘n Roses burger with extra cheese…

Tickle Pickle is delicious. And it was a great way to start the weekend. πŸ˜€πŸŒ„πŸŒ»πŸ”β€οΈ

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