Category Archives: Jon Smith


I decided to move my smart home devices to Hubitat from SmartThings. The hub is small about two by two inches and half an inch thick. It uses an external Z-wave/Zigbee stick. About Half the size of my SmartThings hub. … Continue reading

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Lawn Mower Repair

Last time I used the mower it was running rough. So in the spirit of good preventative maintenance I put it away until I had some time to look at it. It would appear that the bolts that hold the … Continue reading

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Mom Say’s

She can jump around in puzzles, since she stuck to one marriage for 46 years. Hey make your own rules and set your own goals.

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Mushrooms in the woods

Can anyone identify these for me and tell me what they are? I think they might be chicken of the woods but they are growing on a downed log that might be hickory or some hemlock. A quick glance through … Continue reading

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Big Al

When I lived in Schenectady we had different neighbors over the twenty years there. The last one just before we left was Big Al. He was one serious piece of work. I’d come home and find him on the front … Continue reading

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We lived next to my Grandparents when I was growing up, it made for some good times between my Father and Grand Father. One time a family of birds made a nest in the eaves of the addition my dad … Continue reading

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Ryobi RYi2200 Invertor Generator

Planning on doing a little camping, running power tools away from the house, and ┬áduring a power outage to get some lights and comfort items like TV. My main reasons for the inverter generator were quieter running and less fuel … Continue reading

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