Happy April Fools Day to all of the self-proclaimed pranksters out there! Did you know that this tradition of “fooling” others dates back many centuries? Beginning in the 1500s, this day gained mainstream popularity in 18th century Britain by people pulling harmless jokes on each other. In modern time, people have gone to the extreme of pulling more elaborate pranks. So, whatever you decide to do today, keep it light and in good fun! Happy April Fools!
With all of the rain that we’ve been getting this year, we thought it was important to share some rain safety tips with you. Check out the list below to prepare your home for heavy rainfall, if you haven’t already:
- Check your roof for missing tiles or coverage issues and fix it accordingly
- Clean your rain gutters/eaves as if they are not cleared, rain water will begin to pool, causing damage
- Make sure your downspouts are pointing away from your foundation as even minor water intrusions can cause mold and foundation issues
- Store outdoor furniture, barbeques, and valuables in waterproof sheds or coverings
- Close windows and doors to prevent from water intrusion
- Finally, make sure you have adequate insurance coverage(s)
Wednesday marks the Spring Equinox, representing the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. As the weather slowly gets warmer, the days get longer and sunsets later. What will you do with the additional light? Will you spend more time outdoors, have an evening under the stars or plan some family fun at home? Whatever you decide, we wish you a very Happy Spring!
Later this week, many people will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Do you know why people wear green on this Irish holiday? Legend has it that if you’re wearing the color green, leprechauns won’t be able to see you. If they can’t see you, they can’t pinch you. So, the question remains…will you wear green on Sunday and avoid a pinch?
This week, our company turns 77 years old! That is seventy-seven years of offering quality service at an affordable price to customers like you! Established in 1942, Western Mutual began as a county mutual fire insurer in the state of California. In 1949 Residence Mutual Insurance Company, part of the Western Mutual Insurance Group, was founded. Our subsidiary, Arizona Home Insurance Company, was added in 1990.
We thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family for the past seven decades and look forward to continuing to do so in the future!
These real-life claims, from families in Middletown, CA and Coffey Park, CA, were processed and completed with love, care and dedication. Thank you to our valued agents, adjusters and the talented contractors who made these stories end on a positive note. We thank you for letting us protect you and your home and look forward to offering continued quality service in the years to come!
In honor of our former leaders, today we wanted to share a couple presidential quotes. Do you have any favorites? Checkout some moving and inspirational quotes below:
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” – John F. Kennedy
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
What are some of your favorite presidential quotes? Please share them below!