Last week the Courier-Journal printed its annual article on folk lore weather predictions for the upcoming winter based on tree readings, woolly worms, foggy mornings, squirrels' nut gathering habits, thickness of corn shucks, and even persimmon seeds. According to the old sages, we can expect some weather doozys this year, starting with a light frost on October 20. Time to think about those fall chores now in this mellow fall weather if you don't want to be looking out dirty windows, being #20 on the furnace repair list when that first frost comes, or waiting for AAA when the car won't start on that first cold morning.
I was checking out a couple of favorite blogs recently like Homespun Living and ran across this "Mother-of-All" Fall Cleaning Checklist. Pretty handy. Now I'm almost positive that I won't be checking my spices for expiration dates or polishing the silver for the holidays, but I'll definitely wash the windows inside and out and schedule a car and furnace inspection. If you want to work on this checklist while the weather is still mild, go to the Homespun Living blog to find the link to print off your very own copy of the MOA Fall Cleaning Checklist and tick some of these things off this weekend.
- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.