Owning a House – Post #002

Last December I had the joy of becoming a homeowner. Our offer got accepted on the night Trump won the election. That was a bit of a bittersweet day. On one hand I became a home owner. On the other the worst possible person to become a president was now president elect.

I have found that owning a house is interesting because there is always some new project to take on. With a first few weeks of owning the place I found myself having to rewire a garage door. Had to learn how to strip wires and run those. What had happened was the sensor wire had gotten caught in the garage door opening process and ripped it apart.

Had to order a new wire from Amazon, Wire Stripper/Cutter, Zip ties, Electrical Tape. Tried to splice in wires in the split. That failed. So I just reran the wire and installed it. Fairly easy process once I figured out what I was doing. Ordered some new garage door openers and life has been pretty great with the garage.

I decided to build a website for the house running on my Raspberry Pi on my internal network. I keep all the goals and future projects on there. Did some simple things like installed a Nest Thermostat. Still need to take on a Fire Pit in the backyard and get a grill. One thing at a time I suppose.

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