Wednesday, August 31, 2011

FGS - Planning - Part 2

The other day I wrote about my list and the items I needed.  A new post on the FGS Conference blog says that the weather will be great.  Again, the jacket is high on my list.  Nights are going to be downright COLD for me.  (Winter style).

I forgot to mention that I have another list, not the one for items to be sure to pack.  That list is for everything I need to do before I leave for two weeks:  cancel the newspaper; complete a mail-hold form; water houseplants; laundry; set timers; and clean.  I really don't like to come home to a dirty house, so I make sure I vacuum, clean the stove and kitchen floor as well as clean out the refrigerator (open milk or cottage cheese has a distinctive odor after two weeks in a closed refrigerator).  I also put clean sheets on the beds, clean towels in the bathroom and also clean the toilets.  Not exciting, but I'm much happier to return to a clean house.  I also check to make sure the drip system for the outside plants is working and the timers are set appropriately.  Two weeks of 110+ weather really can sizzle plants. 

Lastly, don't forget to unplug or turn off all of those electronic devices, especially anything that may not like a power surge or a power outage what occasionally occurs during a bad storm. 

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