Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day morning from Northside…

We headed out to Geri’s house for a Fourth of July BBQ. On the way, we stopped at a Walgreens in West Chester. And inside Walgreens, we found a floor stand I designed for Venus featuring Four-Time World Surfing Champion & US Olympic hopeful, Carissa Moore

The floor stand really looked terrific. And the next wave of my Venus displays featuring Carissa Moore are going to be arriving in stores very soon. Be sure to keep an eye out for them. It’s always neat when you see your designs come to life out in the real world.ย Pretty neat stuff!

When we got to Geri’s house, we grilled up a whole bunch of goodness…

YUM! Stuff always tastes so good on the grill even though I left the burgers on the grill a little too long. You can’t beat a Fourth of July cookout.

And then we were back home. Good evening from Northside…

As we settled in for the evening, we got ready to watch some fireworks from our third-floor bedroom window WyzeCam. We’ve been hearing fireworks around us every night for the last two weeks. So we were expecting quite the show tonight…

And we weren’t disappointed…

 

 

 

And here are all the little videos I captured combined into one long video…

 

We hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโค๏ธ

Hello from Northside.

Good morning from Northside…

Our little bush had even more blooms on it this morning than it did yesterday

And good evening from Northside…

There was a guy jumping rope at the top of the steps, and it terrified Mack to his core. I’ve never seen him have such a reaction of pure terror. It was really weird.

After our walk and after Mack regained his composure, we slowed down to grill…

We grilled four burgers from Whole Foods that I forgot to take a photo of, and we grilled two beautiful pieces of marinated salmon…

And we wrapped it up with some chicken sausages…

Oh. We also grilled two ears of corn that I didn’t take a photo of. It was the first time we ever grilled corn. It was a bit of an adventure. But it turned out great. I cut all kernels off the cob to get this amazing little container of gold…

It was a pretty nice night to be out in the backyard…

Good night from Northside. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿ”ฅโค๏ธ

Another great Sunday.

This morning Genifer made these delicious homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast…

What a really incredible way to start a Sunday morning in Northside.

Oh. And good morning from Northside…

It was a bit overcast to start the day.

Genifer also made these fudge brownies…

Later, we drove out to Liberty Township to spend the afternoon with Geri, Cleve, Alyssa, and Pippa. And we ate these amazing massive steaks…

It was pretty funny. Everyone made the same joke that these giant steaks looked like something straight out of the closing theme from the Flintstones Bronto Burgers and Ribs that tipped over their car…

It was a great afternoon hanging out in Liberty Township and the steaks were pretty dang incredible. When we got home, we took the dogs around the block…

Good evening from Northside. It was a great Sunday. And a great weekend. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿฅฉโค๏ธ

Sunday funday.

This morning we ran to Lowe’s and then to Kroger. We saw this patio set…

The social distancing warnings are kinda getting out of control…

Also out of control are star-shaped waffles…

And then we got Biggby beverages as a reward for running our errands…

We worked on our front yard some more this afternoon…

We added another stepping stone path and some more flowers along our bricks…

And then we slowed down and grilled….

We made BBQ-Jerk chicken, sausages, burgers and first time, we grilled salmon…

The salmon was so good. We stood in the kitchen and ate the whole thing…

It was a pretty good Sunday, a little low-key but still a Sunday funday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

Another good Saturday.

Good morning from Northside…

We stopped at Biggby for our weekend morning coffee…

We ran over to Home Depot to get some more stuff for our front yard…

Like this tomato and citronella…

This was our first trip to Home Depot in a long time. And it was also our last trip to Home Depot after we heard they pledged to back Orangey McLiarface’s bid for re-election in November. I should have guessed it with all the orange at Home Depot. We’ll just be shopping at Lowe’s from now on.

On our way back home, there was a train going by overhead…

We got this cute little shrub and planter at Home Depot with our gift card…

After working on our front yard, we fired up the grill…

Those burgers were from Whole Foods and they were out of this world good.

I think it would be interesting to do a coffee table book about the alleys in Northside…

Good evening from Northside…

We also planted some little purple flowers in front of our bricks…

Our front yard is looking a lot better than it did a year ago…

We had another pretty good Saturday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ—“๏ธโค๏ธ

Slow down and grill.

We fired up the grill again

This time for a bunch of marinated chicken thighs…

We also grilled the leftover chicken sausages and hot dogs from the propane grill

YUM! Everything always tastes better on the grill. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

Slow down and Memorial Day.

This afternoon we drove out to West Chester for a Memorial Day cookout…

I got to work the grill today, and it was the first time I ever grilled on a propane grill…

Propane was just okay. It’s definitely not charcoal. And it took a really long time to cook everything. But the burgers and dogs were delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

We ate this.

Genifer made crescent roll vegetable pizza for lunch this afternoon…

I love crescent roll vegetable pizza. It’s one of those things I never get very often for whatever reason. Crescent rolls with cream cheese and vegetables,ย  what’s not to like? And there was extra broccoli. Broccoli is one of my very favorite vegetables…

For dinner, we fired up the grill again…

YUM! Everything always tastes better on the grill. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

Afternoon in our backyard.

It was so gorgeous outside this afternoon. The weather tablet in our office said it was an unseasonably warm 87ยบ outside…

Oscar’s groomer was deemed non-essential when the closed all the Ohio businesses. He’s gotten so shaggy over the six weeks. And you could tell lately he’s just been really warm and uncomfortable…

So this afternoon we tried to give Oscar a haircut…

I’ve cut my hair twice so far during the stay home. It’s turned out pretty nice both times.
I thought, “How hard could it be to cut Oscar’s hair?”

It turns out that cutting Oscar’s hair is a lot harder…

I didn’t do a very good job. At all…

Dang. Sorry, buddy. I have a new respect for the amazing job Lauren at VCA College Hill does with Oscar.

Later, we fired up the grill again…

Those burgers were just out of this world. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญโค๏ธ

UPDATE: Oscar’s groomer has started to take appointments again starting May 13th and he has an appointment for Friday, May 15th. So he won’t have to be uncomfortable for much longer and maybe she can even out the mess I made of his coat.

Slow down and grill.

We fired up the grill again this evening…

First, we grilled some marinated chicken breasts and onions…

And then we grilled some burgers…

And finally, hot dogs and bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers…

We had a huge grilled feast for dinner…

And the jalapeno poppers were delicious too!

YUM! Everything always tastes better on the grill. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅ“๐ŸŒถ๏ธโค๏ธ

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