Thursday, October 30, 2014

Getting Ready for Winter

This post is a few days behind. Last weekend was the time to start getting ready for the coming winter. Saturday morning was spent running around doing errands. Saturday afternoon we spent cleaning out the trailer, making sure that anything that would freeze was brought inside. Oh did I mention that we slept in the trailer both Friday and Saturday nights, we do love the great night's sleep on the KING size bed.

Sunday was spent cleaning out the shed of the winter stuff, you know, the snow blower and snow tires, and putting away the summer stuff. The snow blower started right off the bat. Being such a nice day I even got the Christmas lights strung across the front of the house. All of the patio furniture was put away and the filter for the pond was cleaned and put away. This is the first year we don't have fish in the pond, so there was no need to put the net over it to keep the herons from getting at the fish and no need for the pond heater. Another thing different this year was to cover the gazebo on the back deck. It has season panels on it's roof that are suppose to withstand the winter. The last two winters in a row we have lost panels due to strong winds. This year I bought a tarp and covered it to hold the panels in, so we will see what happens. 
Snow blower and gazebo covered

Pond all ready

Driveway rearranged

Christmas lights up
On to the driveway and rearrange the cargo trailer so I can get the truck up further in the drive. This helps with clearing the driveway of snow with the blower.

Finally, to some of the leaves along the gutter at the street. Picked up about three bags, but there will be more before we're done. All in all it was a productive weekend, glad to have done what we have so far.

 Next weekend will see the snow  tires put on the car , so we will be ready   for what is coming.

Thanks for stopping by, until the next time, take care.

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  1. Nice that you were able to get your outside chores done with nice weather.
    We are ready for winter as well. Rv winterized (easy to do when we go south) Long pants, and comforters put away. we ready too.
    Couple more years you can be here too.

  2. Chompin at the bit to be there . Rain and cool but the trick and treaters are at the door. Pat is in her glory, she gets right into it. Take care.