For the last two days, the termperature has been hovering around 40 degrees when I got home from work. I have taken the oportunity to squirt Great Stuff under the bottom edges of my wood siding. I believe cold air has been entering the house in at least one spot. Wednesday night I sprayed the foam uder some parts. Last night I went out and fixed a couple spots where foam had not stuck well enough and had fallen out. The foam has expanded out past the bottom of the siding. So tonight, I will go back and trim the expanded foam to be flush with the bottom of the siding. This will also help seal a couple places where ants have been entering my house over the last few years.
The temperature had been dropping last night, and was snowing by about 7:30. My motion sensor light had died, with the bulb having gotten fused to one of the contacts. I went to Home Depot, and bought another one. I took the old one down, and put the new one up. The light itself worked. But the motion sensor wasn’t triggering. I turned the light off and on. I played with the settings, but I wasn’t even getting the little red LED light to light. So ticked off, I removed the new light, and reinstalled the old dead light (at least to cover the hole). PIssed off, I took the light back to Home Depot and got another one. I installed the new one, and it worked. I read in the directions that the light needs to be powered on for a minute and a half for the motion sensor to work. I believe I had the other one on for more than a minute and a half, but maybe not. My fault.
I had talked to tech support at Heath Zenith yesterday, and they said they would take care of the light if I had the receipt. I went home last night, and fortunatly I had the reciept! Yes! In your face Heath Zenith! I just had to fax them the receipt and some other info, and they are going to send me a replacement light. Since I already replaced the dead light (with the one I bought from Home Depot), I may install the one they send me in a different spot over our deck.