Bird Feeder in Alleyway

picture of bird feeder off fence

I’ve had this bird feeder up for quite some time now and it’s worked well. The birds are picky little things and will pick through the feed until they get what they want, which means much of the seed ends up in the alley way. But, that’s what the Morning Doves, squirrels, and other birds . . . → Read More: Bird Feeder in Alleyway

Fresh HOPS!

Here’s one project I can do without… But, I think we’ll try to grow some hops in the front yard.

Here’s the ‘before’ shot on March 31, 2016. My wife likes this picture the best, I think:

I plan to run a couple plants parallel across the front yard and have the lanyards (??) . . . → Read More: Fresh HOPS!

Infinity Switch for Samsung FTQ353IWUX Stove-top

I’m sure some marketing ding-bat came up with the term infinity switch. I didn’t know there was such a thing until I started researching the stove top issue we had, which was the two right burners would only stay on high, no matter what setting you turned the knob.

Turn the knob to Low, and . . . → Read More: Infinity Switch for Samsung FTQ353IWUX Stove-top

Stump Removal

Ugh – Stump Removal. Not an easy job.

We had some trees that ‘just started growing’ in the back yard and it was time to find a place for at least one of them, which means the stump in the front yard had to go. I had secretly hoped the stump would take care of . . . → Read More: Stump Removal

Cat Checking out Bird Feeder

We have a bird feeder in the back and a neighborhood cat came by to check it out one day.


We had a beautiful Rainbow with the El Nino Storms. The picture doesn’t do the rainbow justice as at one point there were two rainbows. It was one of the best rainbows I’ve ever seen, with the exception of not finding the pot of gold.

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Hikvision Cameras from AliExpress for Zoneminder

For my Zoneminder install, I bought 2 POE (Power Over Internet) HikVision cameras to try from I received a $5 discount because I spent over $125 so the whole total for 2 cameras was less than $180. Pretty good deal considering prices for similar cameras were $120 and $150 each for $270 total. . . . → Read More: Hikvision Cameras from AliExpress for Zoneminder