The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4121377
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
29-Sep-21 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Steve, I've lived in places as remote and quiet, but a long time ago. They've probably changed. This afternoon I picked up the fixture and will take the stepladder out in a few minutes to swap the old for the new. This is a homeowner activity - I've changed several fixtures over the years. Nothing so fancy as some of the setups that Jon gets up to, though I'm thinking harder and longer about putting up a camera on the corner of the house overlooking the driveway and the street.

I use timers in the house, one is still set up from before I retired. It turns on a light in the sunroom next to the driveway and gives a warm welcoming lived-in glow to that side of the house (and turns off at around 11, mimicking bedtime). There is one smart bulb in the house that I can turn on here with the Alexa Echo Dot or use my phone app from somewhere else. If I'm leaving I set up a couple of more timers with lights and a radio.

I picked up a few vegetables this afternoon. My personal rules for a no-spend month allow for the prescription and the security fixture, but I could have waited for the veggies so I took those out of pocket money.

There are a couple of projects near to completion but I'll share them after. No point in jinxing anything.