Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2011’

The leaves are beginning to change color and there is an invigorating briskness to the air; take advantage of the ideal conditions to tackle some outdoor maintenance with this checklist.

  • Remove, clean and store your outdoor furniture and accessories
  • Prepare for a summer’s busy outdoor entertaining schedule by sanding and staining deck and patio surfaces now
  • Spruce up your landscaping by replacing mulch or rocks and planting hardy bushes that can withstand colder temperatures. Fall is also a great time for grass to take root, so consider reseeding any sparse areas.
  • Clean your gutters before the weather makes it more difficult, removing all debris so that water from rain and melting snow can drain properly.
  • Get a jump start on your holiday decorating and minimize exposure to harsh elements by hanging your Christmas lights now!

While it may be tempting to hang out indoors and watch football, you’ll be glad you took care of these tasks while the weather was nice. Happy autumn from Leritz and Busy Bee!

Roads take us a lot of places; to see friends and family, away to school or on vacations. Roads can also give us experiences or feelings, like when the tunes are up and the windows are down! Roads can be the pathway to special occasions, lasting memories and feelings of freedom.

Do you have a favorite road? Now there is a place to share stories and even photos of your favorite road. is an online community for those passionate about the open road. Users can share about their favorite roadways or learn about the “Favorite Roads of Famous People,” the website also gives a history lesson on the origins on roads.

One particularly interesting story comes from a pair who shared the story of their journey across Highway 70 from Kansas City to St. Louis, they even wrote a book about it, “Driving Across Missouri: A Guide to I-70.” Ted and LuAnne share beautiful observations on a road that many of us might consider just a part of our commute.

Next time you’re on your morning drive, stop and consider the beauty of the roadway around you. And check out to share your thoughts!