Hello from the ‘Creek,
Missing was the crunch of leaves and the crisp air that expands the lungs. I’ve yet to wake to the shimmer of frost covered trees, but instead had come to expect the well acquainted sound of water dripping off the roof. Persistent drizzle and high humidity were the hallmarks of our summer and continued into early November. Then suddenly, like a flipped switch, it changed, but to something more like September. A long stretch of sunny, dry days finally gave me the opportunity to complete this year’s planned projects. You can expect a full rundown of those improvements and other accomplishments in my upcoming manager report, but I wanted to cover a few items before the cold and snow arrive. We all know that switch will flip again.
The heat-line (in BYC we have the Retro-line model) is the internal catheter snaked into your existing well line from your cottage (located in your mechanical room). Remember to plug it in if you unplugged it for the summer and make sure the light found on the ground fault interrupter (GFI) is on. If the light is off, the heat-line may need to be reset; however, like all equipment with electronic components it could have failed. If so, they can be replaced from the heat-line website. For more information please see the “Retro-line” found under the Products tab.
Closing Down Cottage for the Winter
If you do not plan to use your cottage during the winter, or plan to use it sparingly, it is strongly suggested that the pipes are drained and the cottage is completely shut down. It is also recommend that you contract with a home service provider that is familiar with the unique characteristics of a Brickyard Creek cottage to do this job properly. Please feel free to contact me for a list of home service contractors.
I would appreciate notification if you are keeping your cottage open during the snow season. This is particularly important if you are a new resident or if there is a change of status from last winter. I have already met with the Winfield Inn and know the schedule of those who rent. Also, please let me know if you have signed-up for auto-fill from Midland Energy. Thank-you! If you plan to make a special trip to Brickyard Creek this winter please contact me beforehand so that I can be sure to have your driveway plowed.
As we approach the coming holiday I know we all have so much to be thankful for including, of course, being a part of such an exceptional community. Again, expect a manager report in the coming weeks that will cover the operational activity and efforts made over the past year to enhance the specialness of Brickyard Creek.