Fall and winter seem to have arrived at the same time here in the Sandhills of North Carolina.  The crisp cool temperatures have brought out deer in abundance and beautiful clear night skies.  This is the perfect time to sit out on your porch or deck , the beverage of your choice, and gaze upon the moon and stars.

It is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and have your heating system serviced and inspected to make sure it is ready for the winter.