Globe handyman Peter Hotton’s home winterizing checklist

Christoph HITZ for The Boston Globe

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The weather is perfect, just right for a jaunt to the Cape, a touch-football game, or a lazy day in the yard without a worry in the world.

But there’s something lurking in the corner of your brain that is likely to spoil this idyll: How will my house make it through the vicissitudes of Old Man Winter?

It’s a good question, and there are seven chores that demand your attention.

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