Welcome to October, a great month for so many things, including the start to the holiday season.

October in the Lowcountry is usually pretty close to perfect, as long as your not chased out by a hurricane. The warm days and somewhat cooler nights make for a blend of extended pool time and perfect evening walks. We at B. Chaney Improvements love this time of year. You now know a few facts about us, but do you know these interesting facts about October?

October Facts

The name October comes from the Latin “octō”, meaning “eight”, because in the Roman calendar October was the eight month of the year. January and February were added to the beginning of the year after the Julian calendar reform.

The Anglo-Saxons used a term for October meaning “fullness of winter,” because it had the first full moon of the winter season.

According to folklore, if the deer have a gray coat in October, you should expect a hard winter.

The holiday of Halloween, celebrated in October, comes from “All Hallows’ Eve” or the night before “All Hallows” day (All Saints Day). In old English, “hallow” means “to sanctify.”

Famous people born in October include Angela Lansbury, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Alfred Nobel, Anne Rice, Arthur Miller, Auguste Lumière, Friedrich Nietzsche, Christopher Columbus and John Keets.

The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal. Tourmalines display a wide spectrum of colors, such as yellow, pink, blue, red, green, black or brown. Opals exhibit different colors (green, white, yellow, blue, pink etc.) depending on the conditions under which they were created.

The traditional flower of the month of October is the Calendula, symbolizing comfort, healing, protection and grace.

Special holidays in October include Halloween (October 31), Columbus day (October 14), Yom Kippur (Oct. 8 – 9) and International Peace Day (October 2nd).

Why Contact B. Chaney Improvements in October?

October is great time to start thinking about the holidays and the start of the new year. Do you have projects you want done before family and friends start arriving? What about projects before winter arrives?

Having you been thinking about remodeling a kitchen or bath? What about closing in a back porch for added gathering space? We have decades of experience and bring great ideas to re-imagined spaces.

If your home isn’t quite ready for winter, we can help. New windows are perfect, because they keep the warm in and the cold out. A new roof can do the same, AND keep water where it needs to be…in the gutters. We do all types of home repairs, and we fix things the right way.

Contact us today by clicking here or calling (843) 388-4334 if you would like to discuss a building project.

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