February is upon on us and that means spring – and home improvement season – is closer.
We at MTB Windows & More try and complete as many home improvement and home repair jobs in the winter as possible. But a few spring-like days gets us excited about installing replacement windows, exterior doors and roofs. And of course winter can be the last straw for some roofs that were on their last shingle. If you’re tired of hearing — and feeling — the howling winds, call us for an appointment. If your roof has finally given up the fight, call us before the spring rains move in. We would love to help you be happy — and dry — in your home.
And while you’re considering that call or email to schedule a meeting, read this interesting trivia about the second month of the year. Fact: February was not always the second month of the year.
February was originally the last month of the calendar year. It was eventually moved in 450 B.C. to its place as the second month. This was done so the calendar would reflect a standard lunar year.
February is packed with holidays and history. February 2nd is Groundhog Day; the 12th is Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday; the 14th is St. Valentine’s Day; the 15th is Chinese New Year and Susan B. Anthony‘s birthday; the 18th is President’s Day.
and the 22nd is George Washington’s birthday.
The month of February is the only month that can pass without a full moon, in common years. The last time we witnessed such a scenario was last year (2018).
In common years, February starts on the same day of the week as March and November, and on leap years, it starts with the same day of the week as August.
February is American Heart Month; Black History Month; Bird-Feeding Month; and Dental Health Month.
Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in the month.
The Violet and the Primrose are the flowers for February.
February is named for the Latin word februum, which means purification.
And, the second month of the year is a day longer every four years. Do you know why? The answer is: A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365¼ days.
Contact us in our Clear Spring, MD office today if you are in the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Martinsburg or Frederick County, MD areas for an assessment and quote on taking care of your winter blues.
If you are thinking of building, instead of doing a home improvement or home repair, then contact our sister company at the Mt. Tabor Builder’s website. You can also call the Mt. Tabor office at 301-766-7161.