There’s been a crisp chill in the air here which means weekends are now spent getting the home ready for the Fall and upcoming winter months.
This large metal cart is something I bought almost immediately after I bought this house. I found it online and when the company called me, they wanted to make sure it was really, truly going to home and not a corporate institution. I guess they sell these carts mostly to warehouses and factories, but I think it works quite nicely here at my house. It’s durable, too.
All the firewood has been drying out since last Fall when Hurricane Sandy knocked down a few trees. At least one good thing came out of that storm…sort of.
One other thing to prepare: moving the outdoor furniture back into storage under the house.
I made the mistake of assuming if it’s called outdoor furniture, you can leave it outdoors year round. That’s not that case. Each piece of furniture is scrubbed, washed and dried off with microfiber towels and then brought into the basement where it rests on top of wood blocks. It’s a bit time-consuming, yes, but it’s worth it to protect these investment pieces I’ve been buying from antique stores and auction houses.
Okay, it’s almost the weekend! Which means this weekend I’ll be raking the leaves off the roof of my house. Yes, you read that right…. one of the perils of owning a square box-like home.