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WINTER PREPARATIONS FOR YOUR HOME

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As our thoughts turn to fall and the end of the year, Autumn Cove’s staff is busy preparing the community to withstand colder temperatures without damage. A major part of this is to winterize all water lines before the beginning of October. To do so, we need residents to insure their heat tape is working properly and to insulate the pipes under their homes. Doing so will help prevent damage to the water lines caused by freezing temperatures. If your heat tape and/or pipe insulation is damaged or insufficient, you can purchase replacements at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Local plumbers also carry these items.
Autumn Cove also requires residents to assist with winterization of the community by notifying us immediately of water leaks underneath your home. Please check for these as soon as possible and notify us by email, voicemail, or a note placed in the mail slot. That way we can inspect the problem and take action before temperatures drop.
PLEASE BE AWARE: You must properly prepare your pipes …

HOLD ON TO SUMMER A BIT LONGER

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As we move into September, it won’t be long until cooler temperatures have us nostalgic for summer. But you don’t have to let go of summer just yet! You can bring some of that sunshine into your house even when the leaves start turning.
A simple change is making your home smell like summer. Choose citrus or lavender scented candles or air fresheners. A simple DIY recipe for your own non-toxic spray contains ¾ cup of water, 2 tablespoons vodka or rubbing alcohol, and your favorite essential oil or combination of oils (around 10-20 drops total, depending on how strong you want it.) Pour this mixture into an 8-ounce spray bottle. Try out a few combinations and see what you like. Grapefruit and eucalyptus or lavender and lemon are good places to start.
Each season has associated colors, and summer is no exception! Bringing in bowls of lemons, limes, or oranges give your home a summery vibe. Bright pillows on your sofa or bed have the same effect, even when temperatures drop. Freeze some sum…