BOMCO is getting a brand new building. Good for Gloucester's employment. I walk by the site often with Kit and was struck by how much rock had to be blasted out for the foundation and then broken up into smaller pieces, then run through a crusher. One of the photos below shows the BOMCO site with a couple piles of rock and the machines used to break it up. A couple of years ago I was in Nepal hiking and watched some men doing the same job, but without the heavy equipment. Same rock, different tools.
This could be your last chance to see where water is leaking into and around your house and stop it before it causes even more damage. Winter means freezing water and even more damage if it's not dealt with now. So run a hose onto your roof and see where the water goes. Does it make it to the gutter? Is it leaking from the joints, missing the downspouts? If so, it's causing damage every time it rains. And that damage magnifies in winter because the water freezes. Even worse, it can cause a puddle that's harmless now but'll freeze and need sand or scraping so you don't slip and break your neck in a couple months. If the water goes where it's supposed to, no leak, no puddle, no sanding or broken neck. Simple, eh?
It's not as easy to figure out where the wind is blowing. But I'm sure you'll remember the drafty window from last year. And the rattling shutter or siding. Attach it now before it gets worse so you don't have to deal with it from a ladder stuck in the snow.
Finally, get rid of the waste around your property. Throw out the brush, old bricks, concrete blocks, etc. Go to the land fill or the transfer station now, before that pile of ______ freezes and you can't move it. There's a transfer station in Georgetown called Mello Brothers on Rt. 97 (978-352-9948 for hours). You can pretty much fill a pickup truck and dump it there for under $100.
So be smart and deal with the water, wind and waste now. Then you can sit tight and watch some golf or football when it's too cold to go out. ‘Cause winter's coming. Count on it.