Yesterday I was watching the chipmunks and squirrels work full speed stealing the sunflowers that we put out for the birds. I was on the phone with my, up north, friends getting an update on their activities. In the slack time, before crops are harvested, they are busy making firewood and stacking it to dry.
It seem to me that city folk don’t give much thought to winter preparations until after Labor Day. I’d rather get the job done early so I don’t waste any football weekends working around the house.
Being real about it means that we have to start fixing the air conditioners in January to have them in good working order by hot weather. To be ready for the heating season means we need to start working on it now. The same schedule is true at work too.
We need to be fixing doors and windows both at home and at work now.
If you are adding insulation to your attic you need to plan it now and get the materials all lined up so when the weather cools just enough to work in the attic you can get’er done.
Some folks are better at remembering to winterize their ride than they are about winterizing their homes.
A little time and effort put in now will save you cash on your heating bills this winter. Add a storm door, fix up storm windows and caulk around the window frames. Patch that hole in the house wall before the hornets move in. Seal cracks in the basement walls.
Take a real good look at the basement windows. Add clear plastic dome covers over basement window wells.
Fix or add door sweeps and weather stripping. There are a lot of low cost “Do It Yourself” projects that will pay you back this heating season.
It is a great time to work outside around the house. As the farmers say, make hay while the sun shines.
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