February is upon on us and that means spring – and building season – is closer.
We at Mt. Tabor Builders work throughout winter, but this is the time of year that gets us excited, because of the pending good weather. The anticipation of warmer temperatures means we are getting ready for the building frenzy of the spring, summer and fall of 2019. If you are thinking of building a home, an addition or an outdoor living area, contact us soon for a meeting. If you’re happy with where you are, but not your space, contact us about remodeling your home or finishing off a space, such as a basement.
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.
To find out more about Mt. Tabor Builders Inc. or to ask questions about building in 2019, contact the office here or call the Clear Spring office at 301-766-7161 to schedule a meeting. You can also stop by our booth at the upcoming Home Builder’s Association Home Show. The event at HCC will be held March 9th and 10th. Click here to read our post that has more details.