The Pasayten Wilderness

Just got back from a great weekend full of mountain flowers, snow capped peaks of the Pasayten Wilderness in northern Washington State. My hiking buddy Mike has always wanted to explore this area just south of Manning Park, BC. and suggested a loop from Slate Peak to Harts Pass. What a perfect weekend for it,…

Home Assistant Down!!!!

I did an update to the latest version of Home Assistant, and boom it did not boot. I am running Hassio on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and did not have a permanent monitor hooked up to it, and has to scramble to find a monitor with HDMI. In the end I did not need…

Mount Edward Albert

I have not thought of Vancouver Island as a place to hike for alpine views, glaciers and snow capped peaks. So when I was invited to in hike Strathcona Provincial Park, I was totally surprised by all that I experienced. We arrived at the park late and did not start hiking till 9 PM. Our…

Home Automation – Temperature Trigger

Now I have my Home Automation server working and 95% of my devices moved over, it was time to setup some of the automatons I wanted. Turn on and off Fans when the temperature hits a certain temperature Lock / Unlock the door via presence detection – working on Monitor the power of my Washing…

Garage door automation with Sonoff and Hassio

I finally have my garage door automation working with Home Assistant, a Sonoff SV, iOS notifications, actions and Google Assistant. It has been a challenge with changes in syntax between HA versions and getting the right format in yaml files. It is nice to finally get it figured out. I followed Dr. Z’s videos for…

100K Ride

A personal goal achieved on Saturday as I rode my bike to the Seymour Dam and back through Port Moody. Was an overcast and rainy day, but overall was a good day. 107K with over 1K in elevation gain. Best part of the gain is the ride down hill 🙂