Aside from commuting I've really not been riding. My Piaggio since delegated to commuting duties has been a real gem. It's without a doubt the nicest scooter from a functional standpoint I've owned to date. Good headlight, faster than my previous 250's and surprisingly good weather protection. I took it to work this morning in the rain and after peeling off my rain suit I was bone dry. We've had Heather home for the holidays and it's been nice having her around. She heads back Friday for her final semester. Time flies. She's been a little bummed because the electric motorcycle she's been working on ate the motor when the team took it to the dyno. It's the second straight year the team has fallen short of a functioning bike. Seems the motor wasn't designed to handle a radial load. Regardless, it's been a valuable experience both socially and from a technical standpoint. I have one of those do it yourself wireless alarms installed in my home. No camera, just an annoyingly loud alarm once triggered. I don't own much of monetary value but I'd hate to lose items of sentimental value to support someone's drug habit. Our town since losing most of the industry has really tanked over the last 20 years and burglary is definitely a concern. I'm no expert but it looks like your renovation is top notch!