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.