Lake House Chandelier

Whenever I go to New Orleans, I always enjoy shopping for antiques on Royal Street. Last year, I bought a wrought iron chandelier for my library. This year, I found an amazing chandelier for the entryway to the lake house, which is from a French tavern roughly 75 years ago. I purchased it from Moss … Continue reading Lake House Chandelier

New Pontoon!

Last summer, I had a dock put in at the lake house, and am going to put in a boat lift next to it this spring. Ultimately, I am shopping for a pocket yacht / sport cruiser boat, in the 30 to 35 foot range, which would sit on a pier somewhere near the lake … Continue reading New Pontoon!

SmartThings Smoke Alarm

One of the many home automation technologies that I use in my houses is Samsung SmartThings. It supports a wide array of sensors, integrated well with Alexa and Arlo, and provides a slick phone UI with the ability to manage multiple homes. For a long time, I’ve used the SmartThings Leak Sensor to monitor for … Continue reading SmartThings Smoke Alarm