Now is the time of year many Canadians also known as Snowbirds travel down south to Florida to enjoy some warmer weather. Some go to relax, some go to play golf or enjoy an exhibition baseball game, whatever your reason make sure you tie up some loose ends at home first. In regards to your home, put some lights on a timer, turn your hot water tank to "Vacation" to save on natural gas, or you may even think of turning off your water completely at the water main. On the outside, hire a neighbour or contractor to shovel your driveway and sidewalks to make it look like somebodies home, and in regards to mail have a neighbour collect it or put it on hold with Canada Post. Also have an emergency contact phone number available in case of emergencies. Help to make your vacation that much more enjoyable by taking a few precautions before you head south.