It is that time of year once again. Winter is coming in fast and it is time to make the yearly mad dash to get everything ready for the cold stuff. Time to walk around, make a list of what needs to be done and what materials would be needed . Caulking ? Checking out furnace/heaters ? Batteries in both the solar systems and cars/trucks ? Anti-freeze levels up in radiators and spare gallons on hand ? I just checked my freeze or ice melt, and need to add a bag or two myself. Long long handled mop to clean of the tv dish when it snows, Make sure ladders accessable to jump up on the solar building roof and clean off solar panels. Rat and mice traps under the house and in my shops. Snow shovel ready to go ? Hate that one myself. I still need to run new wiring into my solar room for each bank of solar panels. I am going to up them again, only this time to #6 ga wire. Run the new junction boxes and incoming conduit etc. and caulk the areas where it goes into the building. Also, time to get new spark plugs for all my gennies, a spare of the spare oil filter for my onan and start stocking up on extra gas and oil. Got one more propane tank to refill as it is getting low and it is the one I use to heat my shops with. 100# tank. I use the 20lbs tanks for spares for that. Twice now I had to use my spare tanks on the house as the snow was deep and the propane delivery trucks couldn't make it out on all of our 6 miles of unplowed dirt road. Don't get caught with your pants down. Winter is winter and I don't care what the locals say. They are about as accurate as the weatherman and we all know how that goes.