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    A Couple of Things about Autumn

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Sun, Sep 22, 2013 @ 10:58 AM

    Summer is such a nice time of year that sometimes people forget how amazing autumn is. Therefore, I've compiled a list of things about autumn to remind us all of how great the autumn season can be:

    • Enjoy autumn with personal from andrew g gordon inc insurance
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      The leaves on the trees change from a world of green into a sea of vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and browns
    • The weather allows for shorts, jeans, dresses, skirts, short sleeves, jackets... anything you want
    • The nice "crunch" you hear when you step on a fallen leaf
    • Back to school!
    • Halloween and candy and costumes and all that spooky fun
    • Apple picking which leads to fresh apple cider, apple pie, apple crisp, applesauce, and all those other apple foods
    • Everything about Thanksgiving- the food, the family, the friends, the football- absolutely everything
    • Carving pumpkins into festive and creative jack-o-lanterns
    • Feeling patriotic on Veterans Day and honoring all the great people who have served our country
    • Hiking and camping in nature at its finest time of the year
    • Cool breezes to compliment the warm sunshine
    • Raking leaves into a huge pile just so kids can jump into and destroy it
    • Catching a falling leaf as it glides to the ground
    • Learning and relearning the history of our nation
    • Being able to go outside without sweating profusely
    • Neighborhood cookouts complete with hay rides and bouncy houses
    • The smell in the air after rain
    • All the scurrying animals getting ready to hibernate
    • Saving up for the holiday season and everything it entails
    • Having a busy schedule and then being able to enjoy those lazy days even more than before
    • Outdoor activities such as soccer and football that you couldn't play before because it was too darn hot
    • Autumn sales at all the retail stores!
    • Having more time to take care of yourself and enjoy every minute of every day

    Autumn is such a lovely transition between summer and winter because you get elements of both. It's an underrated and less appreciated season in my opinion. If you have any insurance questions or inquiries feel free to contact us by clicking the buttons below.

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    Tags: fall, autumn, apple picking, fall safety, veterans day, cookouts, history, pumpkin, season, school

    Holiday Safety

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

    'Tis the season... for accidents.Stay safe during the holidays with homeowners auto life personal commercial from Andrew gordon inc insurance norwell ma

    There are so many things that go wrong while in the pursuit of showing off who has the most holiday spirit. One way that people chose to do so is to have their house smelling like the season. Another way people battle for the holiday spirit crown is by having candles light the night from their windows. Even though spirit isn't a competition, safety can be. Make sure you're the winner when it comes to holiday safety.

    Scented Candles

    This time of year, we tend to like the warmth and ambiance that candles give us and with all the holiday scents. How can you resist? There's all sorts of wonderful holiday scents: vanilla, cinnamon, peppermint, pine, etc. The list goes on and on!

    However, with candles comes responsibility.  Candles can be tipped over by children and pets, have their flames ignite the drapes, or even crack the holder and fall out. The result of all of these: a fire, and fires can be extremely devastating with all the damage they cause.

    Remember, we love the smell of candles, not the smell of a burning home.

    Window Candles

    There is nothing so warm and welcoming as driving by a house to see candles in the windows. Who cares if they're electric or battery operated? The message is still the same, and they are certainly much safer than having tiny flames located throughout a house.

    Again, keep in mind that they can be knocked off the window sill and if the bulb breaks, a fire could start. However, the probability of a fire starting is less with a bulb than with an actual flame from a candle!

    If you have any questions about insurance, feel free to contact us. Have a wonderful holiday season, and remember to be careful!

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    Tags: home, winter, safety, fire, holiday, prevention, candle, season, fires

    Boating Season Coming to a Close

    Posted by Gordon Atlantic Staff

    Thu, Oct 13, 2011 @ 05:50 PM

    Watercraft insurance is very important be it boat or yacht learn more with Andrew Gordon IncFall is here and the boating season is just about over.  Time to take stock of the wear and tear to your watercraft over the summer months.  Here are a few tips to consider before “wrapping it up” for the season.

    1. Inspect

    Be sure to check for any hidden damage that might have occurred during the summer.  Best to make repairs now and have your boat ship shape and ready to go in the spring.  Don’t  forget to remove personal items like life jackets (mice love the stuffing) and fishing gear.

    2. Store

    Decide if you will haul your boat or store it in the water for the winter.  If you haul it, will you have it shrink wrapped?

    3. Insure

    Be sure to check your watercraft insurance policy for the “layup” period.  This time frame is usually from November 1st to May 1st, but policies vary and some carriers offer longer or shorter layups, and some offer policies with no layup periods. It is important that you do not use your boat during this period of time, as coverage may be limited or even denied in the event of a loss.

    4. Check your policy

    Another important part of your watercraft policy is the “live aboard” clause – you will need to check your policy carefully to determine if it allows for living aboard or if living aboard is excluded, in which case – again – coverage could be limited or denied if the clause is breached.

    5. On a final note

    Be sure to check your boat regularly during the winter months – Mother Nature can cause significant damage.

    For more information on watercraft or general insurance, visit us at agordon.com and if you're ready for a quote, click here.

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    Tags: insurance, boating, boat, season, watercraft

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