Great weather for outdoor chores

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Greg Peck
November 20, 2012

In the past few weeks, Iíve checked off almost all tasks on my late-autumn to-do list. Among them were cleaning gutters, washing and waxing both vehicles, doing a little caulking, a final mowing to bag the last of the leaves and then winterizing the mower, getting the snowblower out and started, and storing away the rain barrel, lawn furniture and garden decorations.

I have one more job to do before the snow flies. Thatís to set up our outdoor Christmas decorations. I got the job started during our beautiful weather over the weekend, even taking extra time to place permanent anchors for a lighted star I like to place on our chimney. I hope to get more strings of lights hung early on Thanksgiving, before rain that might come later in the day. With Thanksgiving a tad early this November, however, Iíll probably wait until early next week to place ground decorations and light the whole works for the holidays.

How about you? Got those winterizing chores done? Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? If you place outdoor decorations, how soon will you be lighting them?

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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