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Low Cost Aging in Place Ideas, Including Projects To Do Yourself

Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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Low-Cost Aging in Place Ideas, Including Projects to Do Yourself (running time 7-11AM)

7am wakeup 2

Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford

Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we chat Water with SRP, could we be closing the gap on the drought?

We discuss the history surrounding the Hassyampa River Preserve

Water Saving Innovations | An update on the Epiphany Shower Head, and Arizona Pool Water Recycling!

Sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!

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8am talkingtrees 2

Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Integrity Tree Service

John Eisenhower with Integrity Tree Service joins us to talk about all things trees including the Tree of the Month: #DesertOrchid & The Tip Of The Month: #SpiderMites

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines+Patio Prep+Water Filters!

Weekly To-Do: #WaterFilters+#PatioPrep

10am topicoftheweek 2

Homeowner Topic: Low Cost Aging In Place Ideas | Projects To Do Yourself

DIYIf you are looking to remodel the home of an aging family member/friend with limited budget for changes in order for them to maintain independence, this article will help you gain knowledge of do it yourself (DIY) projects you can complete right away. Update your kitchen, bathroom, and living spaces with user-friendly methods of support such as non-slip flooring, wider doorways, taller toilets, updated lighting, ramps for doorways, and more

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7:00AM - The Arizona Hour! Resourcing, Recycling and Saving Water

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Salt River Project's Manager Of Surface Water Resources Charlie Ester talks about the plentiful winter snow and rain received and what it means to our water supply going forward.

Charlie explains our watershed.  Where the water comes from and storage from the SRP and Verde River reservoirs.

Explains how and why water is released down the Salt River and how its not wasted.

In the 24th year of the current drought.  

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More conversation about our water supply.  Ways to save and conserve.

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Steve Ward of Arizona Pool Water Recycling.  He discusses his method of recycling swimming pool water.  High Pressure Reverse Osmosis Filtration.

Cleans the existing pool water of contaminents and returns it to the pool.  A procedure similar to dialysis.

Kerry Dunki-Jacobs talks about The Epithany Shower Head.  A device that controls shower flow when you're not directly using it.  Still in production, Kerry talks about her invention.

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More current events around Arizona.  Whats a 'nak-cation'?  And a new snake bite vaccine.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living Hour! Talking Trees

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Talking Trees with John Eisenhower of Integrity Tree Service

Tree Of The Month:  The Desert Orchid.  John explains what it is and why he likes it.

Why some trees push spring blooms and leaves ahead of others.

Time to prune out frost damage on trees.

CALLER:  Planted a Hong Kong Orchid tree with drooping branches.  Should they be trimmed back a little.

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John talks about the recent Tree Climbing Competition in Tucson.

Covering tree insects than can damage your trees.  Spidermites, catipillars, white flies, aphids.

Considering applications for insects and bugs, do your homework and follow directions.

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Healthy trees and plants attract wildlife like hummingbirds.

CALLER:  Has a 5 year old red oak tree that was transplanted from a spot in the yard to another.  Neighbor forgot to water it while he was on vacation.  Bark is falling off.  Is there a way to bring the tree back?

Discussion of the red oak trees.  And the book 'Oak'.

TEXT:  Cutting down a hop bush.  Suggestions on how to remove the root system.

Romey gives his method for removing tree roots using an old tire rim and chain.

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John discussion on weeding.  With a lot of rain, weeds are gonna grow.  The key is to stay on top of them.  Pulling them while the ground is wet.

Pull the biggest weeds by hand.  Getting ahead of the seed production of weeds than can prevent growth next season. 

Weeding devices like the hula hoe work.

9:00AM - Open Lines!

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The 30th Anniversary Rosie On The House Tool Kits finally arrived after some delays.   See it and the other items in our E-Store that are tried and tested by Rosie.

Insurance companies are trying to figure out how to tackle the top claim by homeowners, Water damage.  Romey explains the story.

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CALLER:  Had tile floor installed a few years ago with flaking grout off the top and popping sounds when walking on it.  Rosie has some thoughts.

CALLER:  Wants to install a water softner in the home but doesn't have a loop.  Also wants to run a gas line from meter to BBQ backyard pit.  Does the line have to be buried.

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CALLER:  Has a Kitchen Queen stove hood in a Hallcraft home.  When the light was turned on they got a strong electrical odor.  Wants to know who to contact to fix it.

CALLER:  Has a home overlooking a ravine.  The backyard is wood deck built with pavers.  Its got water damage and needs replacing.  Suggestions.

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Rattlesnakes are starting to come out as warmer weather approaches.

CALLER:  Wants to install a mister system in the backyard.  Suggestions on what to look for.

10:00AM - Low Cost Aging in Place Ideas, Including Projects To Do Yourself

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CALLER (from Canada):  Wants to paint some shingles over the top of a deck.  Thinking of using an acrylic thats water resistant to extend the life of the shingles.  

Discussion of where the caller lives in Canada.  And the HGTV show 'Holmes On Homes' talking about cork coatings that can extend the life of a roof.

An Aging In Place idea using throw rugs instead of carpeting and a treatment to make tile floor slip proof.

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CALLER:  Spraying the inside of duct work.  But has flex duct installed in the home.  Is it worth it to spray the inside of the ducts.  (Using Aeroseal)

The advantages of a Whole Home Energy Audit.

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We talk about some of the 12 Low Cost Aging In Place Projects You Can Do Yourself

A story about Cajun Dancing.

Technology advancements for Aging In Place are challenging based on senior people ability to learn and use them.

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Story about HOA managers going to jail for$1.2 million in stolen HOA fees. 

Tips You Can Share with HOAs and Their Boards to Avoid Defrauding

Tool Box and other products for your house, home, castle or cabin featured in E-Store.

Discussion of the sliding barn door and door handle thats is trending.