All of these "MUST DO" items - such as
Dig up or prepare plants to be saved through the winter in the garage - tender perennials (like lantana and geraniums) and herbs (like the lemon verbena and bay plants)
Toss dead plants...eggplant, tomatoes, peppers...in the driveway pots
Weed enough of the big garden to plant the garlic I just got in from Johnny's Selected Seeds (I am a garlic growing virgin), and fix the fence to keep deer out of the blueberry plants over the winter
Put some fencing around our poor little fig tree, which gets browsed heavily by the deer each winter (hence has yet to give us one fig as punishment)
That's enough to keep me out of trouble for awhile!