This week has many enjoying Monday as a Holiday in observance of Columbus Day here in the Maine Lakes Region, a timeframe that seems to officially end the summer season each year. The entire region is enjoying significant and growing foliage colors, and as the rest of October progresses, we will be in peak foliage season. Our 1st hard frost is looming, however as of this weekend we are only flirting with overnight and early morning temperatures in the lower 30’s. It appears – per the local weathermen and women – that next weekend on Saturday morning the 17th has the 1st predicted 28° overnight and morning starting temperature range, so be prepared!. Many have removed – or will soon be removing – window Air Conditioning units, and due to still relatively warm temperatures and some much needed rain recently, we all are finding late season mowing a required chore in many cases. Other than Thursday this week, it looks like sunny and delightful weather so take advantage of this week to make prudent season change preparations. It is still a great time to order your 1st tank of home heating oil or fuel, prices are still reasonable but rising, with the average price now between $1.79 and $1.89/gallon, so it looks like the prices ten of fifteen cents  cheaper may be behind us unfortunately.  It is a good time to have your vehicles evaluated, your tires and your fluids and there are free clinics this time of year put on by AAA so you can trust in what really does need to be done.  You should call your local AAA office for details this week! If your changes might include looking for a different or your 1st time summer fun property here in the Maine Lakes Region, call our office as we are a dedicated team here at Anne Plummer & Associates, ready to assist you and work hard on your behalf.  Call us today!