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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Still Going Through the Fall Check List

How is your Fall list going? Do you even have a Fall List? I have a D-I-L who lives in the south west. Her preparation for Fall consist of moving the long sleeves from the back of the closet to the front and maybe to take out the sweatshirts! She puts out some Fall decorations and makes some pumpkin cookies. Other than that, everything stays the same. Not true here!

I take Fall and especially Winter seriously here! For me that brings to mind the following this verse

Proverbs 31:21-22

"When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. [22] She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple."

So here is one of the things on my check list that I'm still working on:

"Fill Kerosene lamps and replace wicks if needed"

Because we have pets and little ones, most of the lamps on up on the wall so they can't be tipped over, also having them up high also allows the light they give off to travel farther around the room. We place them where they make the most sense like in the stairs so moving up and down is easy. In the bathroom for obvious reasons and halls and bedrooms. We buy the big bottle (or two, or three) of lamp oil, and extra wicks to make sure we have it ready. Clean both the glass and base as well the reflector so that you get the best light when you need it. This is also the perfect time to check the lamps to see if it's time to toss and buy new. Also change the wick now if it's short. Make sure you have matches or lighters too so that you can light them at a moments notice. Hang them or place them where you will use them and you can check it off the Proverbs list. Here is our full list that I'm still working on so stay tune for more Fall Check List.

Get fall/winter clothes out of attic- Done

Put spring/summer into attic- Done

Get out blankets, throws, quilts for bed/house-Done

Fill kerosene lamps and replace wicks if needed - Done

Take out Front Screen replace with glass door - Done

Put away outside hoses and close water to outside

Take down all outside garden fencing-Done

Put away summer yard statues - Done

Put away outside furniture - Done

Final mowing

Start raking the leaves

Find rakes and moved them to the front to use-Done

Order winter oil - Done

Order winter pellets - Done

Get furnace fireplace pellet stove all cleaned

Stock up on gas line anti-freeze

Make sure car scrappers are in car

Pack evacuation kit for Becke -Done

Dig out winter boots, gloves, scarfs, shovels-Done

Get sand for walkway

That's quite the list isn't it! What's on your list?

So how is your Fall/Winter list going? What do you do to get ready for the cold weather? You know hard working women like company....

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