After living in our home with an attached 2 car garage, we have finally parked a car in it. Hopefully for good. Last fall, I demo’ed our garage due to many reasons. It just needed done. With winter on us now at full force, we thought it would be good to park the car in the garage.
Several things had to take place before this could happen though. When I demo’ed the garage, I removed all of the light switches and wiring attached to our florescent lights. Over the past year or so we have had to plug in any lights in the garage to see. Around the time of the demo, I purchased a light and heat activated switch and a receiver and transmitter for garage door openers. Our garage door openers are old, and do not have built-in wireless remotes like they do today.
I finally got around to installing them this weekend.
Here is the switch:
It’s quite interesting. Right now it is on all of the factory settings so when no motion or heat is detected for 5 seconds the lights go out. They went out right before I took this picture. Pretty good for being completely in the dark!
To make this happen, we essentially shuffled some things around. The other side of our garage is quite “dense” now.
But the end result? A warmer car in the morning, that won’t have any frost, ice or snow on it. Which means I can sleep a little bit later, cha-ching!
The little Kia seems to be right at home too. I have to admit, Rachels’ car is cute, it’s just not right for me.
I think Mr. B will concur with me on the problems with tall men in little cars.