I ordered the Nodl One node and spent a few hours yesterday setting it up. The set up that I’m using the Sparrow desktop wallet, a Nodl One node, and the BitBox02 hardware wallet to sign transactions. It took me a bit of frustration to connect Sparrow to my node, but now it’s all set up.
If you’re on the fence with getting your own node, do it! I did a test transaction this morning and it was oddly satisfying to send bitcoin through my own node to be broadcast out. This is how you truly don’t trust third parties because if you use the BitBox02, Ledger, etc without your own node you are using theirs.
Just sharing because nobody that I know cares sadly and I wanted to share somewhere!