Blog - Rosie on the House

20 August 2013

Perspective can be gained many ways. Visiting my 95 year old grandmother this week has given me a good healthy dose! She is to the point where communication is limited and difficult. My mom and I spend time retelling grandma stories that she so engra...

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13 August 2013

Rosie and I were so excited about the crawfish festival. After the show on Saturday we scooped up his sweet mama, Baby Kay and our youngest daughter Carol. Julia joined us with her 3 kids and we caravanned up the mountain. &n...

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06 August 2013

   In 2002, Arizona’s favorite Cajun Cowboy’s (Rosie and Romey), saw a chance to have fun and provide a community service as well. Crawfish, a favorite Cajun delicacy, had overtaken the Arizona waterways wreaking havoc on our delicate e...

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18 July 2013

So you’re adding a fireplace to the house; you need a city or a county permit. You’re running a gas line out to your barbecue; you need a permit. You’re adding a bedroom onto the back of the house or turning a garage into an office.You need a ...

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28 June 2013

We are always amazed at the topics that generate a significant response from our listeners; in this case ants!Suggestions from listeners:Complete compiled list of recommendations from the hosts, listeners and Rosie on the House exterminations partner...

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21 June 2013

Arizona has hard water; that’s a given. But once you accept that fact, you have to decide what to do about the water at your house.Here are the basics: The U.S. Department of Interior defines water as being slightly hard when it has from 1 to 3.5 g...

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06 June 2013

Cladding:  This is the vinyl or metal material that covers the outside of the wood frame.  They’re designed to be easy to maintain and never require painting, although some manufacturers make paintable versions. Rosie recommends that Ariz...

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16 May 2013

Summer is almost here, and you’re probably already dreading your hot-weather electric bills. So you have resolved to live at 80 degrees 24 hours a day to keep AC use down. You’re planning to grill dinner outside every night so the range doesn...

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08 May 2013

How do we get rid of Gophers?We have many recommendations, including some very interesting suggestions from listeners.We recommend:Gopher Traps Gas Cartridges Gopher Poisoned Pellets Ultra Sonic Vibrating Stakes No Gopher.com (Gopher Gitters) Gopher ...

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18 April 2013

Maintain it. Have an air conditioning technician come to your home every spring before it gets too hot and check your system out. The earlier you catch a problem and repair it, the smaller than problem will remain.Add insulation to your attic or craw...

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28 March 2013

Pavers may be the easiest patio surface to install yourself.Pavers are set on sand or crushed concrete rather than bound with mortar. You can even lay pavers on top of your existing patio if it’s level and in good condition, so there’s no need to...

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21 March 2013

Like many problems in life, plumbing disasters usually happen because of neglect.Most homeowners don’t think about their pipes until they’ve got a clogged drain or a chronic leak. Here are five easy, inexpensive ways to prevent your home’s pl...

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08 March 2013

If water is getting into your wall from rain, a sprinkler that’s too close to your house, or even from a plumbing leak you’re likely to see patches of damage on your walls near the spot of the intrusion. That’s because drywall has a paper ba...

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14 February 2013

What are the pros and cons of compact fluorescent light bulbs?Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are poised to replace those familiar incandescent bulbs we’ve been using since electricity became a household necessity.Among their benefits:CFLs u...

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07 February 2013

Books:The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery (most current edition is 10). Has nearly 100 pages dedicated to poultry and resources for where to buy, how to, expert and hobby rancher input on not only chickens but everything needed in homes...

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31 January 2013

First, let’s look at the kinds of roof vents.Gable/louvers vents. Louvers are covered openings that allow air to escape the attic. They are located on the gable (non load-bearing) ends of the house and allow limited airflow. This system relies on w...

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26 January 2013

Cultured marble is made from powdered marble that has been cast in polymer and covered in a gel coat. Marble alone is very porous and would stain easily if installed alone. With every day use, the gel coat loses a little shine and surface scratches r...

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19 December 2012

Here are the top tips you need to stay safe!What are the best rules for Fireplace Safety?Don't burn trash, smoke and ashes can be toxicDon't use charcoal lighter of kerosene to light your fires, could flame upUse a spark screen while burning, and a g...

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13 December 2012

Hey y'all!You think of Rosie on the House as the most popular home-improvement radio show in Arizona.For me, Rosie on the House means something much more literal.For the six kids who grew up in Rosie’s house, Christmas officially began on the Eve w...

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24 November 2012

By popular demand, here are Rosie's Christmas Recipes, Stories, Music & traditions. ...

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