A long time since I wrote an update for Sullivan. But today, I sit here in my jeans, sweatshirt, socks, sheepskin slippers and it reminds me fall is coming. I love Fall! While I do love my socks and sweatshirts I also really believe the scenery is come of the best in the world.
Peterborough was having a health fair today and I decided to go with a friend. We took off through the back roads as we wanted to see what was happening in the forest. Needless to saw, we got lost or rather did not get the roads we wanted to take. But old faithful GPS took us some other way which was still back roads. The Swamp Maples were turning red. There were yellow trees, still some green ones. The brooks were all low. The sky was blue with nice white fluffy clouds. Just beautiful.
Fall brings lots of things. Some of you have started Christmas shopping (not me, way to early!).
Some of us are investigating insurance choices for the next year. Once again, I am trying to find the best Medicare Plan D. I take numerous drugs, some are apparently expensive. When I met the donut hole this year, I almost went broke. So I am looking for a way to spread those payments out. I know the world is upset over the cost of an EpiPen but let me point out that you only use it rarely. Only in an emergency. Take a look at the cost of Insulin for diabetics. It gets used everyday, several times a day. My cost is about $700/month at this time of year. $80/month at the beginning of the year. So, if you have expensive drugs and like your Plan D, send me a note.
Some of you are cleaning up your lawns or taking care of your gardens. I know the Sullivan Center for Sustainable Agriculture is finishing up a new seeding greenhouse as well as harvesting fall crops. A lot more work than I want to do. I might get around to transplanting some hosta. Notice I said MIGHT!. A couple of trees could stand to come down. If the winter is bad, I will regret not taking them down. If the winter is mild, I can move it to next summer. But do I trust the Farmer’s Almanac?
A pretty big project on my list before the snow flies is new siding on my house. It is on my list, just not sure where it is on my carpenter’s list. Right now, the garage is one color, a mild yellow. The main house is a kind of grey with green trim (looks like a Forest Ranger dwelling). The addition on the end opposite the garage is the mild yellow with white trim. My goal is to make the main house the mild yellow with white trim so it all looks the same. If that doesn’t happen, just know it will at some point.
Another very important fall activity is our National Election. I am certainly not going to get into who to vote for, only ask you to please vote. If you are not register, get register. Then come to the polling place (otherwise known as the town hall) and vote. This is not only about a President, it is about a Governor, a US Senator, many other state offices, many will impact your future. Here is the info from the Sullivan Newsletter:
GENERAL ELECTION DAY – Nov. 8
NH’s General Election is Nov. 8th with voting from 8 am to 7 pm at the Sullivan Town Hall. You do not need to declare a party to vote in this election. Remember to bring your photo ID’s to both Elections.
Absentee ballots for either election are available from Town Clerk, Mary Hull. Stop by the Town Hall during regular office hours or call 847-3316.
The Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Election Days.
Supervisors of the Checklist will be in session for additions and corrections on Sept. 6th from 7 pm to 7:30 pm and on Oct. 29th at the Sullivan Library from 11 am to 11:30 am. Change of party is not allowed at the Sept. 6 session. You may also register with the Town Clerk until Sept. 6 or on Election Day.
Please get out there and enjoy the Fall. Don’t think about what follows!