Welcome to July, a great month for planning home improvement projects.
The home improvement specialists at MTB Windows and More have some time this summer to discuss your projects. Does your home need replacement windows? Are your shingles ready for summer storms and frigid weather of the coming seasons? Are your exterior doors in good shape? If exterior doors have outlived there life, they no longer provide the best security and insulation, because of broken seals or framework that has settled.
We do have some time for meetings this month. Contact us
soon to get the process started. Now, as you consider the best day for appointment, enjoy these facts about the month of July.
The name “July” honors the Roman dictator Julius Caesar (100 B.C.–44 B.C.). With the help of Sosigenes, Caesar developed the precursor to the Gregorian calendar we use today.
July 1 is Canada Day, a Canadian federal holiday that celebrates the creation of the Dominion of Canada in 1867. The Dominion of Canada was a union of the three separate Canadian colonies of the time—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada (which included Quebec and Ontario). Canada remained a part of the British Empire until 1982.
July 4: Independence Day celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Don’t forget to raise the flag!
July 14: Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution.
Did You Know? John Adams believed that July 2 would be the day when Americans would celebrate their independence. On July 3, 1776, he wrote to his wife, Abigail: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.”
Wacky Celebrations of July
July is National Watermelon Month!
July 7–13: National Farriers Week
July 8: International Town Criers Day
July 17: World Emoji Day
Jul 20–28: National Moth Week
July 22: Spooner’s Day
July 27: Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
On July 4, Earth is at aphelion, the point in its orbit at which it is farthest from the Sun. The distance between the two orbs will be 94,513,221 miles.
July’s full Moon, the Full Buck Moon, occurs on the 16th, at 5:38 P.M. EDT. Read about the Full Buck Moon or see more Moon phases. Look up! Summer is a great time for stargazing. See our Sky Watch highlights to know what you’re seeing above.
Folklore for the Summer Season
NE’ER TRUST A JULY SKY.
IF ANT HILLS ARE HIGH IN JULY, THE COMING WINTER WILL BE HARD.
AS JULY, SO NEXT JANUARY.
WHATEVER JULY AND AUGUST DO NOT BOIL, SEPTEMBER CAN NOT FRY.
Misc. July Facts
July’s birth flowers are the larkspur and water lily. The larkspur, especially white forms, generally indicates lightheartedness; pink, fickleness; purple, first love. The water lily symbolizes purity of heart. Find out more about July’s birth flowers.
The July birthstone is the ruby, which is believed to protect its wearer from evil.
To discuss your home improvement or home repair needs, contact us
here or call our Clear Spring, MD office at 301-766-7161. We are always available to set up a quote on windows, siding, roofing, exterior doors, etc.. in Hagerstown, MD; Greencastle, PA; Martinsburg, WV; or the Frederick County, MD areas.
If you are looking to build a home or complete a major addition, see our sister company’s site (Mt. Tabor Builders, Inc.). Mt Tabor does major remodeling and custom building throughout the Tri-State area. This area includes Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Hancock, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Frederick County in MD.