The writing is on the wall and the calendar is too. Soon it will be winter, so preparation is needed. I covered the AC outside with a homemade cover made from an old shower curtain. It probably doesn’t need it, but why not. I built a cover for the inside too out of styrofoam. It took a while to decide how to make it , but with careful cutting of the styrofoam from Lowes and some wood glue, it exceeded my expectations. The bathroom window needs work, so I had to winter it from the outside so that’s done. I’m going to change the batteries in my remote temperature transmitter outside so I don’t have to do it when it’s covered in snow. I have to gas up the snow thrower and run it before it is needed. One year I waited until the first snowfall to try to start it and it would not start. It’s too early to put away the mower. I might do a little touch up painting outside and give the shrubs one last trim.