Are You Ready for the Rainy Season?

Don’t get all wet. Prepare for the rainy season while it’s dry.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We know. The last thing you are thinking about at the summer barbecue is preparing for the stormy season. But it really is worth taking a look around your house during fair weather, because finding out you have a problem during inclement conditions is at best inconvenient and at worst very costly.

Check your rain gutters.
Clear them out and make sure they are in good working order to prevent damage to the roof or house.

Look at your roof.
If you see loose or damaged shingles, get them repaired. Look for tears and buckling on flashing. Check the chimney and look for damaged bricks, cap or cracked joints. Don’t forget the flashing there too.

Check indoors for signs of roof leaks.
Look for discoloration and peeling paint on ceilings and walls. Check in the attic for damp rafters.

Check the trees.
Trim back branches and cut sections that could fall in a rainstorm.

Check doors and windows.
Make sure there are properly insulated with weather stripping.

Look for water collecting at the base of the house.
Redirect water with trenches or drains.

Keep sandbags on hand.
if your area is prone to flooding, keep them filled and at the ready.

Check for erosion.
This is important if you live near a hillside. Shore them up if necessary.

Most importantly enjoy the fall and all the beauty it holds.

Memorial Day Ceremony

Come and join us for this special event! Edmonds Community College in partnership with the VFW, the Triton Student Veterans’ Association, and other organizations on campus and in our community is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreath Laying to honor America’s fallen service members, and to strengthen relations between Veterans, the college and the local community.  The ceremony will include a ceremonial lowering of the campus flags to half-mast, a presentation in the Mukilteo Hall Black Box Theater, musical performances and a procession to the Boots to Books and Beyond Memorial for a Wreath-Laying Ceremony.

I will be there and afterwards at the reception handing out drinks to all. Please come join us and help make this celebration special!

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Get out and enjoy the Pacific Northwest

The weather is ugly today so sitting here working on client files my mind started to wander to all the great things, activities and adventure that can be found in our great state and especially here in Snohomish County. So join me in checking out some ideas for fun stuff to do to either get out of the rain or have fun in it!

Things to do

Ski Washington  /  Ten Hikes in Snohomish County
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company  /Angel of the Winds Casino
Glacier Lanes Restaurant & Lounge  /Snohomish Golf Course
Imagine Children’s Museum  / Future of Flight Aviation Center
Flying Heritage Collection / Xfinity Arena
Wallace Falls State Park  /Monroe Historical Society & Museum
Evergreen Speedway / Mukilteo Lighthouse Park
Granite Falls Historical Museum / Blackman House Museum
Historic Everett Theatre /Boulder River Waterfall
Spencer Island  /Outdoor Adventures
Canopy Tours – Ziplining /Flowing Lake Regional Park
Snohomish Public Golf Club

movies

Or if you just cant stand the rain there are some great movies out this month.

The Forest
The Revenant
Norm of the North
Ride Along 2
The Benefactor

Friday, January 22, 2016

The 5th Wave
The Boy
Exposed

Friday, January 29, 2016
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Finest Hour

sports

How about those Seahawks? We love them win or lose and hey there is always next year? So for you sports fanatics

Football (Seattle)
Baseball (Seattle)
Minor League Baseball (Everett)
Hockey (Seattle)
Hockey (Everett)

COLLEGE
UW Huskies
Washington State Cougars

Whatever you do have fun and stay dry!

Jen Murrweiss ~Snohomish County Homes Real Estate