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7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 12:12)

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Romey hosts the show from the SAHBA Homeshow in Tucson

-He gives us an update on Rosie and Jennifer's trip to Germany!

-Romey shares his adventure getting down to Tucson.....flat tires, the wrong spare...missing tools...not a fun trip.

Segment 2 (running time 6:27)

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*If you're looking for solar, we recommend Harmon Solar!

Caller:

  • Johnny - He's looking for a contractor to install a composite fiberglass deck in his area....

Recommendation - Try BC Renovations.

-Romey shares more about his adventures in Tucson this weekend.....staying in his hotel...contestants for the Bodybuilding and/or Tatoo Expo. Great people watching.

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Director of the SAHBA Homeshow's, Noel Kurtz joins us to talk about the event.

  • Come for the food, home renovations experts, pet training & info. They even have scuba diving experts.
  • Noel talks about her own history in Arizona.


Caller:

  • Glen - He was at the first convention ever held in the Tucson Convention Center in 1974. 

Segment 4 (running time 6:09)

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Romey talks about his preferences for overnight stays across Arizona.

Tony Sarah with The Magic Garden joins us to preview the garden hour coming up and some of his favorite stops in the state.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living

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Segment 1 (running time 12:02)

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In Tucson talking Gardening & Landscaping with Tony Sarah, owner of The Magic Garden.

*Tony and Romey swap father/son stories and the basketball rematch for the University of Arizona basketball team.

Caller:

  • Sandy  - She put in several citrus trees a few years ago and last summer there is a black spot on one of them. In the meantime, her lime tree isn't producing either.  She's gotten mixed advice and nothing is working. What would we do?

Recommendation - Even though they have not changed the watering, that might be the problem.  The watering should change as the tree matures. She did not need to add a lime tree, they are self pollinators. Correct watering should fix it.

Segment 2 (running time 6:48)

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Caller:

  • Roy - He has a ton of clover growing in his yard and wants to know how to get rid of it without killing his lawn?

Recommendation - Tony says go with a weed & feed, but verify that the heat won't effect it. Some will damage you're lawn if it's over 90 degrees.

*Tony and Romey talk about the best way to grow a healthy lawn in Arizona's unique climate.  Pre-emergent is key to eliminating weeds before they start!

Segment 3 (running time 8:15)

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Romey & Tony join us by phone after the a fire alarm goes off and we have to relocate while they check it out! 

We discuss more on fertilizer's that are on the verge of hitting the market.

Tony answers a caller question on identifying cactus in the southwest.

Planting times for specific plants, regarding heat and what "Companion Gardening" is.

Native American's called these 3 plants sister plants.

  1. Corns
  2. Beans
  3. Squash

*Some plants don't do well planted together.....make sure you're not planting them next to each other.

Segment 4 (running time 8:14)

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We talk about some fun events at The Magic Garden!   Seed exchanges might help you find some unique plants in Arizona.

Planting to attract certain types of wildlife.

If you want to attend an event or have questions for Tony, call The Magic Garden at 520-885-7466!

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Segment 1 (running time 11:02)

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Head of the SAHBA Homeshow's in Tucson, Noel Kurtz joins us again to talk about all the happenings at this weekend's show!

She talks about "Green Living" examples that coincide with our topic this weekend, "sustainable living."

  • Plus Dog training (Snake avoidance is important for you hikers)
  • Scuba Diving Training
  • Food, Food, Food!

Learn about "RUMBA" Here!

Segment 2 (running time 7:46)

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Callers:

  • Ann - She has a water softener and had maintenance out several times saying it's soft, but she swears it's not working. She wants to get it tested itself....where can she go?

Recommendation -  Call Water Treatment Technologies and Robin should be able to help her.  If you're in Northern Arizona, call Northern Arizona Quality Water, A Kinetico dealer. 

  • David - He has a question about a skylight that broke and now he has a temporary fix, but wants to know if he can transform it into an access point to get on his roof?

Recommendation - Stan, our Rosie On The House Remodeling joins us and we talk through it.

Segment 3 (running time 13:35)

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Romey talks about some products from Bonide that you can find at Violas Flower Garden, Treeland Nurseries, The Magic Garden or Mesquite Valley Grower's.

Stan, director of homeowner relations and the head of Rosie On The House Remodeling joins us to talk about what goes in to becoming a Rosie partner. Romey's first assignment was to secret shop Knight Air Conditioning.

The tricky world of pricing.....

Segment 4 (running time 5:43)

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     *Thanks to our sponsor from the Cerreta Candy Company & Sanderson Ford.

Caller:

  • Pete - He has more and more cracks in his tile flooring showing up.  Can he just remove the tile or will he see more cracks in the concrete too?

Recommendation - The cracks in the tile are probably in the slab too. He can call Arizona Foundation Solutions in Tucson or Phoenix.

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 11:43)

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Robert Bulechek, energy efficient expert, joins us to talk about designing more efficient homes and buildings.

  • He shares his history and how he learned the industry.
  • How analyzing you're home and using objective information to qualify your energy needs, will help you fix the parts of the home that need the most attention.
  • Duct leakage is the number 1 thing Robert sees that cost you money on your energy bills.
  • Plumbers create holes and don't get sealed correctly. Check them in your home!

Segment 2 (running time 7:05)

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We discuss what "Net Metering" is all about and what it could mean to your energy bills.

Power companies have a vested interest in keeping a bigger share of the market.

Solar takes away from the utility companies.

Facts on producing energy with water and how it translates into your other energy uses.

Segment 3 (running time 12:33)

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If you have a zero-scape landscape, try Bonide Kleen-up. Find it at Summerwinds Nursery, Treeland Nurseries or Mesquite Valley Growers.


We continue to talk sustainability and light bulbs. L.E.D's....versus traditional bulbs.

Hot spots in your home...windows are key to saving energy.

Value in "Energy Audits"
      (Make sure your energy audits are independent & objective)

Caller:

  • Dean - He's heard us talk about the AC running longer instead of turning on and off....how can you regulate it?

Recommendation - He needs to make sure the equipment he has is best for his situation. Most units are over-sized and that's why they turn off and on so much. Also, in heat pumps, the 'heat strips' don't help & can be removed. (make sure you're AC company checks this out)  Learn more about "time of use" plans from your utility company.

Segment 4 (running time 6:46)

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Leonard called in and wants to know if radiant barriers or attic fans are worth the money?

Recommendation - Robert and Romey discuss when it should be used...Rosie does NOT like them, but both can be used in the correct application. BE VERY WARY!
     (We do NOT like Attic Fans!!!  You're drawing air conditioned air into your hot attic)

We discuss AeroSeal Duct Sealing...seal up those ducts.

Our thanks to Robert Bulecheck for joining us today!

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