I am not one for making lists. I hate them.
When my wife Mary has some things for me to do - which generally are not too handy in nature as she knows better than to trust me with a job that requires a hammer, saw, measuring tape or level. Instead she will tell me verbally and couches the 'ask' with 'when you have time'.
I find this much more civilized than hanging a to-do list on the fridge with a note, "Gone shopping" or whatever. Mary and I can be very blunt with each other in so many ways, but I am grateful that the to-do list thing was not a part of the marriage contract 30 years ago.
So, it is with this in mind that I gingerly offer a to-do list for October. When you have time, perhaps you would consider doing these things. Otherwise, your roses may freeze their tops off, shrubs may get eaten by bunnies and the lawn may emerge come spring with a case of snow mould that looks like the plague.
With the best of intentions I suggest that you print this portion of my October newsletter and keep it somewhere that it will serve a useful purpose. If the fridge is the place, so be it.