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 🙂