It’s been warm for November in Southeast Michigan, but you never know what’s around the corner. November is notorious for sudden weather changes. Seems like days of remembrance and celebration in November fit right in with the weather too, at least here in the Detroit area where it’s sweater weather one day and the next you’re looking for your winter gloves and noticing the whistle of the cold north wind through the gaps in the windows.

“Lest we forget…”
One especially important November day around here is Veteran’s Day, since we have a number of United States Veterans at Kearns Brothers. Owner Mike Kearns and manager Gary Kearns served in the United States Navy, and coincidentally served on the same ship Rich Rice (sales consultant) served on ten years later. Rod Collect in customer service served in the United States Army and sales rep Brendan Brownfield was a Marine in the Iraq War.

Kearns Brothers staff would like to thank all of the men and women who have sacrificed part of their lives to keep us safe and secure.

“When the Gales of November Come Early”
Did you know that November 10 is the anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald? 34 years ago, the ore carrier sank in a storm on Lake Superior on its way to Detroit, Michigan. Until 1971, this was the largest freighter on the Great Lakes, but Mother Nature overtook her. Gordon Lightfoot’s song conveys powerful folk wisdom about respecting the great power of natural forces.

Speaking of which, here at Kearns Brothers, we’ve had a very good year selling Restorations Windows (made in Michigan for Michigan homes). Are you one of the many homeowners who are replacing windows this year? We sure are heartened to see customers taking advantage of about the safest investment they can make on their homes while they prepare for what those November (or maybe this year, December) gales might bring:

Your best two-pronged defense when the winter wind begins to blow:

  • Federal energy tax rebate: savings of  30% up to $1500 (it’s still good, at least through 2010)
  • The Kearns Brothers guaranteed 40% energy savings (visit our website or showroom for details)

It’s definitely November. Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and then we’re into the full holiday swing. Here’s to remembering the past and doing what can be done to prepare for a better (more secure) future.