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TOLL FREE (877) 983-2899 info@majorshomeimprovement.com June 2012

In this Issue:

BBQ Season Is Here – Are You Ready?
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Enjoy Summer Produce Year-Round

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-2899
info@majorshomeimprovement.com
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We Welcome Our New Friends into the Majors Home Improvement Family

We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers.

We are excited to welcome each of our first time Majors Home Improvement customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon.

Here are just a few of the new members of the family:

Joann Acker - Pensacola, FL
David Becker - Pensacola, FL
Roger & Pat Odom - Pensacola, FL

David & Enia Ferland - Mary Esther, FL

Ron & Connie Hillis - Gulf Breeze, FL

Thank you and welcome to everyone who recently joined our Majors Home Improvement family… we couldn't do it without YOU!

Would You like to Have the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood?

Your family deserves to live in a beautiful home. Let us help you upgrade your home to the home of your dreams. Here are just a few ways we can help:

Replacement Windows
Hurricane Shutters
Sunrooms & Enclosures
Screenrooms & Patio Covers
Awnings
Entry Doors
Click here to request an appointment!

REFER YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY and GET $50 CASH on US!

Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. For this generosity, we offer our gratitude and a token of our appreciation through our Referral Reward Program!

Click here to email a referral to us : )

Major's Trivia Challenge

Five planets are visible by the naked eye. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Venus and when the sun is not in the way, you can see which planet?

A: Mercury
B: Uranus
C: Neptune
D: Alderaan

The first correct answer emailed in will be this month's winner of 2 Movie Passes!

Click here to email
your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

Around the globe the standard size for paper is 8.5 x 11". This can be traced back to the late 1600's, when the Dutch invented the 2-sheet mold. The average maximum stretch of an experienced vatman's arms was 44". Many molds at that time were around 17". Sounds big?...well to maximize the efficiency of paper making, a sheet this big was made, and then quartered, forming four 8.5" x 11" pieces. Interestingly, regarless of size, no piece of paper can be folded in half more than _______ times.

Answer: 7

 

BBQ Season Is Here – Are You Ready?

With summer here, you may already be dreaming of the BBQ days in the back yard that lie ahead. But it’s also a good time to make sure your outdoor cooking area is as ready as you are! A nice summer kitchen area is great way to add value to your home without breaking the bank. It’ll also allow you some great quality time with the family and friends.

Start With The Grill
The obvious place to start is with the grill. If you haven’t replaced your grill in a few years, you’re in for quite a treat when you see what’s on the market these days. Infrared burners are becoming all the rage for new grills. These infrared burners allow for a more even and hotter cooking surface and can save you money by using less gas to heat the coils. The beauty of the infrared burner is it allows you to cook at a higher heat without burning your food.

Add Some Accessories
You might also consider working with a contractor to upgrade the deck or patio. You can create an entire outdoor kitchen by incorporating the grill, as well as some shelving units for storage, and maybe even add a bar with an ice machine! Working with a contractor you can also get some electrical outlets conveniently placed to allow for a small refrigerator and maybe even a sink. Imagine being able to serve drinks to the family and friends without having to keep running back inside. Or keep the necessary ingredients for the meal cold until you were ready for them.

If you have natural gas in the house already, consider running a line directly to your grill. You’ll never run out of gas again! If you’re really adventurous, don’t forget to add a smoker. You’ll be able to serve BBQ that just falls off the bone. Or really impress the guests with a smoked ham or turkey! Get Some

Comfy Chairs
Don’t over look the patio furniture either. It’s important that your guests have a nice place to relax while enjoying the summer kitchen. You can add little spice to the average patio furniture layout with a nice outdoor sofa or lounge.

If it’s been sometime since you made any changes or upgrades to your backyard “oasis”, now is a great time to consider sprucing it up a bit. There are some really amazing things that can be done with a deck or stone patios these days, and the new appliances have become much more affordable. And don’t forget, you’ll not only have a great space to entertain your family and friends, you’ll be adding overall value to your house!

Before you know it you could be the BBQ Master of the neighborhood!

 

GREEN TIP OF THE MONTH

Water Conservation -

Water your yard in the early morning when it is cooler. This also helps prevent the growth of fungus.

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Question: How do I make my table level? - Steve Hartman

Answer: Step 1 - Place a level on each corner of the table. This will measure exactly how much the table is off level. Step 2 - Lift the table by the corner that shows the largest error in level measurement. It’s ideal to have two others to lift as you measure with the level. Step 3 - Measure the level of the table until it is flush. Then place some shims underneath the legs of the table. Step 4 - Repeat the corner leveling process on the other corners of the table. After you finish with each corner of the table, remeasure the entire table again. If it's not level then add or subtract from underneath the legs until it is square. Step 5 - Decide how much material you need to add to each leg to make the table level following the previous 4 steps. In some instances, it may be easier to saw a little length off the table leg(s).

Got a Question? Ask Mike! Simply click here "Ask Mike."

Please be sure to include your name and phone number in case additional information is required to answer your question.

Enjoy Summer Produce Year-Round

The best secret to purchasing summertime produce is to shop at local farmers markets, produce stands, or farming coops. Not only are you supporting your local famers, but you’re more likely to find; fresher produce, a wider selection, and more for your money.

Once, you’ve found a good supply, purchase additional fruits and vegetables to freeze for offseason. Here are a few helpful tips on freezing your summer produce.

Use freezer bags or package your produce in plastic food containers. Label it with a permanent marker with contents and date processed. Choose perfectly ripe produce, overripe or under ripe produce does not fare as well in the freezer. Choose vegetables wisely: vegetables that you usually cook are better candidates for freezing.

Freezing Fruit:

Berries: Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, loganberries, cranberries and strawberries. Rinse under ice-cold water if choosing berries that have been sprayed. Place berries on a baking sheet, freeze, and then transfer to freezer bag or container.

Cherries: Rinse in ice-cold water and pit the cherries. Place cherries on a baking sheet, freeze then transfer to freezer bag or container.

Melons: Watermelon is the only melon that does not freeze well. Simply peel casaba, Crenshaw, honeydew or cantaloupe, remove the seeds and cut into slices chunks or balls. Place in freezer bag or container.

Peaches: Cut an X into the bottom of each peach. Place in a large pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Remover, allow to cool slightly and peel off the skin. Slice in half and remove the pit. Cut into slices or cubes. Toss with a tablespoon or two of lemon juice to prevent browning. Place in freezer bag or container.

Freezing Vegetables: While most vegetables require a quick blanch and then a plunge into an ice bath, some vegetable require a longer cooking process before freezing. This includes root vegetables like beets. Timing is very important when blanching; under-blanching actually stimulates enzyme activity, while over blanching causes loss of flavor, color and valuable nutrients. For additional tips on freezing vegetables check out these tips from GardenGuide at http://ow.ly/6jji.

Famous Quote

“By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.”

- Charles Wadsworth

 

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