And so I finish my week of paid time off--you cannot call this a vacation, a vacation is very different from this--doing the same tasks with which I began: laundry, mowing the lawn, and cleaning up. Looking at my To Do list... This week was a failure. I am not ready for carpet. The ceiling has not been painted. Hell, the drywall hasn't even been primed. It's been that kind of week. Sure, I did a bunch of stuff, finished parts of this project, fixed some stuff that had been bothering me, and I'm far closer to the end goal of getting carpet in this basement. But I can't help but think this was a failure of a week. cleaning up the mess I have a Nest thermostat story, but I think I'll wait to tell that one. I need to step away from the Nest family of products for a day or two. Why, you ask. I have been defeated by a Nest Hello doorbell. This should be easy enough. I don't have a doorbell, so everything is new--transformer, chime, Nest Hello, even the wiring is new.