My fiancé and I purchased our first home! after about a month long process we’ve finally moved out of our apartment and into a house all our own.
First up was changing all of the door locks and dead bolts. I learned how to re-key Schlage locks to save myself some money I’d have to spend on a locksmith.
I’ve always wanted a server rack for my network/server equipment. I found an older model on Craigslist for cheap! Took me a while (and some family eye rolls/assistance) to figure out how to fit it into the closet. After some Amazon purchases for a patch panel, switch, UPS, and power strip I was ready!
The area has received an incredible amount of rain in the past month. Low spots in the yard have swelled with water, another issue I will need to take care of. I plan on installing some french drains in the trouble areas (the entire yard) to get rid of the excess water.
I am currently learning how to configure OpenHAB to control my newly installed Z-Wave thermostat and lights. As we go through our list of items we need to repair automation will hopefully be soon to follow :).