How is this even remotely related to the post you originally quoted?
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Programmable thermostats. Occupancy sensor light switch for the kitchen, motion detectors for the outside lights. Timers on fans in the bathrooms, dimmer switches and remote fan speed controls. Do those count?
As far as, like, internet connected coffee makers? None for me so far.
If you like gadgets and enjoy them for their own sake, by all means, automate your home. Except for lights, unless you have some specific problem you're trying to solve, it's pretty useless IMO. I have connected t'stats, lights, cameras, door lock, etc. I didn't even pay for them, and I still think it's probably not worth the money.
Yea i don't have much. outdoor motion sensing lights i have.
I thought about a nest but it really doesn't do enough to be worth the cost, maybe when i need to upgrade the thermostat i'll do it.
I am considering a keyless entry... august smart lock https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OHY14CS/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=7TSCXNRDZBB1&coliid=I14HRFV173OPIF&psc=1
Finally closed on the adjacent property to my camp and had a forester out to walk it with me. "Great deer, ruffed grouse, turkey and woodcock forest." Nice.
Came home to find a leak in my ceiling - never buy a newish PH in NYC - and that my wife's idiot cat knocked off a 2000-year-old Apsara tile from our mantle and smashed it on the hearth. This thing has survived the rise and fall of a few civilizations only to meet its demise at the paws of a chubby Abyssinian.
Thanks. As my wife says, we need less shit.
I caught wind that the adjacent property on both sides was coming up for sale, but before I could get to the owners they hired the same agent who sold us our first place and he reached out to me. He also fucked with me a little, saying, "you're not going to love the people calling about this property" so I made them on offer on the spot. Turns out what I thought was 6 acres on this side and 4 on that was actually 6 and 15, so now we have 25 acres. The 6 came with a cabin, electric and a large pond. We are seriously considering knocking down the cabin and just building an open-air pavilion. We already have two bunkies and I don't see the need for another cabin. People are suggesting that we rent it out, but a 125/night doesn't seem to be worth the aggravation and noise. Like the idea of a large cooking building with a big Francis Mallman firepit.
The ridge above us was logged about 15 years ago and I had the local kid go up and clear the logging road then I cut a new trail in the back for a large loop. Uncovered a pile of rasberry and blackberry patches, and some old apple trees that need to be released and grafted. With all that fruit we have bears for sure and I spooked a number of deer and grouse on my walk. I also see coyote tracks everywhere. Game cameras go up next weekend.
It was great to walk the property with a forester for a few hours. Learned a hell of a lot and will have him back for a habitat rehab plan and a boundary marking.