November has arrived and if you're like us, you're scratching your head pondering how time has flown this year. At the end of last month you should have moved your clocks forward AND changed batteries in all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. This is especially important as we enter the home heating season when house carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires rise dramatically.

Speaking of rising...have you noticed your utility bill climbing? The U.S. Department of Energy predicts record highs in home energy cost this winter. You can combat out-of-control home energy costs, improve comfort and help save the earth by utilizing our energy saving tips in this month's issue of On The House Express. Plus, we've got some great tips on keeping your pets safe from our friends at PetProtech, the leading U.S. manufacturer of pet safety products.

We've also go some great Thanksgiving safety tips to keep in mind as you prepare for your annual feast. We'll also share some ways to beef up home security at your house as daylight grows increasingly shorter. And, as always, we'll go "In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise" for some tasty treats.

All of us wish you and yours a healthy and peaceful Thanksgiving! We will be spending the holiday giving thanks for all of the wonderful blessings we have in our lives, and hopefully you will as well! It's turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, yams, green beans, rolls, cranberry and pumpkin pie around the Carey house. Next month we'll tell you how to fix an upset stomach.

Happy November!

  Morris and James Carey

In This Issue...

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Wayne Dalton

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Last year, we teamed up with our friends at Therma-Tru to find the ugliest door in America. We never dreamed that our country was full of so many ugly doors.

If you missed out the first time, now got a 2nd chance. And best of all, not limited to your front door. searching for ugly patio doors too. Do you have a patio door that.s behind the times? Do you direct visitors in awkward patterns around your house because too embarrassed to take them through your ugly front or back doors? Then maybe it.s time to register.

Visit in November and December to find out how you can win a brand new front door or patio door from Therma-Tru ... the most preferred brand of doors in the business.

Tips for Improving Your 'Home for the Holidays'

The holiday season, though festive, can be overwhelming, even chaotic for some. In an attempt to "get it all done," many folks take short cuts that can expose their home and family to dangers such as house fires or safety and security hazards.   Read more...

Beef Up Security In Your Home

When we were kids, our folks rarely locked the front door to our home. Times have changed and an "open door" policy is now the rare exception and a locked door the rule.   Read more...

A Winter Checklist

In the "Three Little Pigs," the title characters learned the importance of good home construction and how to protect themselves from the Big Bad Wolf.

No matter how well a building is built, in the long run, it is only as good as its ongoing maintenance. While it's probably true that you don't have to fend off wolves, winter sometimes can be as ferocious. Wind, rain, snow and ice are a few of the products of winter that can put a home and its mechanical systems to the test. A bit of seasonal maintenance can pay big dividends in savings on costly repairs, lower utility bills and added comfort.


On The House November Calendar

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OnTheHouse Events Keep checking out our website for more features & events throughout November:

In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Dom's Mocha Fudge Pie — Don't Pass On This Desert!

Dom's Cabbage Rolls — A Great Way to Eat Your Veggies!

Dom's Polenta with Mushrooms & Spinach — A Dish Everyone Will Love!

Dom's Coconut Shrimp — Doesn't This Recipe Make Your Mouth Water?

Dom's Italian Chicken in Wine — Chicken And Wine All In One Dish! How Could It Get Any Better!

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