Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Arizona Hour Driven by Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we chat with Steve Schumacher & Author Bob Melikian about Historic Preservation Month
Tune-in to find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!
Outdoor Living Hour: Square Foot Gardening
This week we cover Square Foot Gardening with Steve Bartholomew!
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
Homeowner Topic: Healing at "Home"
Sometimes plans can be disrupted by common aging issues, illness, injury or even an accident requiring surgery or even serious medical attention. After one of these medical issues occurs, you may need extra physical help, such as short-term rehab, before heading home. A new short-term rehabilitation approach has been introduced by LifeStream Complete Senior Living...
Romey goes over a recent trip to southern Arizona.
Steven Schumacher and Robert Melikian talks about Phoenix historic preservation. Educating and awareness of the incredible history and buildings of Phoenix.
Helped to recognize March as Phoenix Pioneers Month.
Story of Phoenix has two stories: one of pre historic Native Americans and Modern Europeans.
Discussion of the remaining historic building and what can be done to save them.
Discussion of the beginnings of Phoenix with capitalists from Wickenburg, AZ.
Jack Swilling tried 3 areas for the townsite of Phoenix. Establishing a canal to grow crops.
Years 0-400 saw the first canals by the pre-historic Native Americans. Created a fertile land to grow food.
Discussion about The Park Of 4 Waters at the Pueblo Grande Museum in Phoenix. A location where 4 Hohokom canals came together. Association with the wife of the founder of Phoenix.
Ideas of getting the younger generation in tune and interested in preserving historic buildings.
Discussion of restoration of historic buildings repurposed for use.
Steve and Robert pick their Top 5 historic buildings.
Spinklers and irrigation with Bill Jenkins of Think Green Deisgn Build Landscape.
Focusing on operation of watering systems effectively. Starting with the timer/watering clock using it correctly.
Designing a system with a professional or do yourself. Bill talks about a company called Rainbird that can help a DIY person. But the professionals have the knowledge like pipe size, water pressure, gallons per minute, etc.
Separating the water into the house with the irrigation water thru the backflow prevention valve.
CALLER: Has a problem with the drip irrigation system in the landscape. Not working properly with a high water bill.
Square Foot Gardening with Steve Bartholomew. His Dad Mel developed the concept to get people to grow and eat your own food. Plus end world hunger 'one square food at a time'.
Discussion of how to construct your Square Foot Garden.
Selecting your irrigation controler/timer. And some of the technology that goes with it.
CALLER: Has a soft water system flushed weekly. Using the flushed water on citrus trees. Was told its not a good idea. Also fertilizing with coffee grounds OK?
TEXT: What causes a valve to not shut off fully in a system.
A home in Malibu, CA that survived the Woolsey Fire in Malibu with fire resistant construction.
Interview with Brian from The American Cleaning Institute. And their National Cleaning Survey. 77% of households are involved in Spring Cleaning!
The institute promotes cleaning safety for all ages.
Kudos from listeners.
TEXT: Looking for the weed and feed mentioned on the show. (Bonide Weed & Feed)
Discussion of weeds.
Weekly 'How To' on sealing cracks around the home to keep nasty bugs out.
Our digital home maintenance tool: Rosie On The House Home Zada App
Discussion of Bungo Box, resuable boxes.
CALLER: Has water damage in apartment and concerned about possible mold.
Donna Taylor of LifeStream Complete Senior Living discusses a new way they approach short-term rehabilitation. An innovative home environment for real life home rehab.
Rather that going from a hospital to a rehab facility, they've converted a 7000 square foot home with bedroom suites with access to therapy in a home environment.
Instead of pretending skills in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, patients actually learn those skills in a real kitchen, bedroom, bathroom environment.
LifeStream is a non-profit faith based organization.
Another new method in rehab called gentronics. A gaming platform that assists rehab therapy with a video game like approach.
What to think about in the planning stages as you age for senior living or Aging In Place, wanting to stay in your home.
Discussion of the dynamic of a couple who are aging in place when one starts to decline and the other becomes a caregiver. The effects on each of them can be very tough.
Having that discussion with aging parents to help, not force them, make their decisions on their own.
Discussion of moving aging parents into your home. It requires a lot of thought and planning. Various senarios to consider. And most of all is that what they want to do.
Various types of senior living. Independent living, assisted living with a broad range of services and more.
Important to consider what insurance covers when talking finances.
Conversations about finances when aging parents are adament in keeping it private even to their children. Be realistic about what they can and can't afford. Having a plan before they become ill