It's that time of
year when you want to prepare your home for the winter months. Just a
reminder that your outside hoses should be
removed and water to the spigots turned off; that the heat should always be on
in your home, at least at a lowest setting; and that the main water valve
should be turned off if you are going to be absent from your home for an extended period through the
winter months. This is a also a good time to stock up on shovels and salt, if you need it.