Where do I start?

Halloween is over. It's November 3rd. We're officially on that fast track that leads to great family get-togethers and celebrations that we look forward to all year. So, where do you begin?

Here are my suggestions.

Just kidding!

Look around the house. What rooms will be seen and used by the family and visitors? Will you be entertaining? Are there minor repairs and touch-ups that need to be done?

Take inventory of surge protectors, light bulbs and batteries. (Make a list and keep it in your bag so you'll have it when shopping.)

Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner? If so, plan your table settings.