Ecobee3 installation with K wire

Posted on: Fri, 12/01/2017 - 06:13 By: Huahai

How to install Ecobee3 smart thermostat when one of the existing wire connection is labeled K on the old device? This is problematic because K wire does not appear in the Ecobee3's documentation, nor in the on screen menu. I found a solution: simply connect the K wire to Y1, then enable the G connection on Ecobee3 configuration screen.​

My First Encounter with Dirty Diaper

Posted on: Sun, 01/20/2013 - 08:02 By: yunyao

Today I have encountered dirty diaper for the very first time in my life and it is not pretty.  While doing routine cleaning of our guest bathroom, I was shocked to discover a stack of dirty diaper deposited in the trash can in our guest bathroom.  I am still struggling on how to get rid of the terrible smell of the trash can after dumping the diapers.

Baby Cloth Shoe - First Attempt

Posted on: Fri, 06/01/2012 - 01:50 By: yunyao

As a busy computer scientist, I don't really get to exercise my inner Martha too much. But I did somehow manage to make my first ever attempt on sewing projects --- baby cloth shoes (as gift for my niece).

Here is the result --- I added the handmade pompom for extra cuteness. :)

baby cloth shoe

baby cloth shoe

The detailed steps can be found from the following link

http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/blog/cloth_shoe.pdf

Resources to Get Rid of Lawn the Frugal Way (Phrase I)

Posted on: Mon, 09/05/2011 - 02:39 By: yunyao

We are getting rid of our front lawn --- to save water and money!

A landscape designer helped us did the design to convert our front yard from an old deteriorating classic English garden into a vibrant modern garden full of native plants.

Given our shoe-string budget, we plan to do most of the work ourselves. However, since both of us work full time, it will be a while before we can actually start the project, but being a person who loves to plan,  I have started collecting resources to do the project frugal way already!

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