Whirlpool Gladiator “Freezerator”

We got a Whirlpool Gladiator series garage fridge/freezer, the “Freezerator,” after the remodel.  It looks like a typical fridge/freezer with a smaller top section than bottom — except that the bottom is the freezer, and the top is… Read More

Mounting grab bars

Mom decided that she wanted a grab bar on the two-step transition from the front hall to the back hall/laundry room, and another one at the bottom of the main staircase. (Wow!  she’s letting me change her house!)… Read More

Swapping out Sargent Locks

Continuing the saga of house improvements for my mother… After her fall, we knew that she needed someone in the house with her full time.  But she had spread her papers (financial and otherwise) all over the house…. Read More

Nest Thermostat troubleshooting

We got Nest thermostats for our house over a year ago.  Easy installation (about 15 minutes) and setup.  So I figured I would get one for my mother, so she didn’t have to keep walking up and down… Read More

Nest Cam – exterior mounting tricks

We had been intending to add security cameras when we rebuilt the house.  But the options available at the time, even with our professional company, were more limited than we wanted.  We add a pair of DropCams before… Read More

Drip Irrigation conversion

With California’s drought continuing through its 4th year now, we are all being asked to conserve water and cut our usage by 20-30% from a couple of years ago. One of the biggest areas of usage for most… Read More