Are you tired of hearing the same old get ready for winter lecture? Be creative, think outside the box. Think of what you can do now and how you can "do it better" before the weather gets worse. Remember, no castle is perfect.

  • Is your house too hot, too cold or too drafty?
  • Do you have signs of mildew and mold?
  • Do your allergies give you more trouble inside your house than outdoors?
  • Are your utility bills too high?
Take a stroll through you local hardware store. Walk through the aisles and peruse the shelves. See exactly what’s available in your area and what is specifically available to help you deal with your particular climate conditions.

As always, we invite you to check our website, but try your local utility website as well. Oh, and don’t forget to contact your local building department. Such agencies offer free energy audits (home energy inspections). And don’t forget the rest of the internet for energy saving tips, new and useful products and ideas.

By the way, we’re a team. Let us know if you find something that works better then what you’ve been using. We would be most grateful.

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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Radio Show October Calendar

October 02
We’ll be talking trash… Garbage that is… Join Rebecca, James and Morris to answer your questions or listen to your tips. Join us live at “OTH”
October 09
Do you have questions about your DIY project? Call in at 800 737-2474 to quiz “The Bros”…and Rebecca
October 16
Is your home “winter safe”? What do you need to know to get your home ready for cold weather? Call in live for your answer.
October 23
It’s my birthday…… Call in, wish me a happy day and tell us what’s you biggest DIY success, nightmare or a joke, you may win a birthday prize!
October 30
Halloween… Ghosts of home problems getting you down? Call in and let us help you bust those ghosts loose from your house.


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Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

For the right garden, plant the right plants, GO NATIVE — Remember to go native. Native plants are the ones that have been growing naturally in your neck of the woods for centuries.

One Hour Home Makeover — Dream the impossible in one hour, to quickly makeover your home with little fuss and minimal time involved.

How to Pet Proof Your Garden — I love my plants and we all know that our animals do also. Here are some tips to keep your pets out of your plants and garden.

Designing a Home Office — Whether you’re an aspiring novelist, the family bookkeeper or a stay at home CEO, designing a home office isn’t just a matter of turning your extra bedroom into a work area


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Get ready to roast peppers — Roasted peppers…delicious in salads, omelets, pizzas, sandwiches and more and they’re so easy to make!

Got a new tool! — So you asked…What’s a Chef’s favorite Kitchen Tool?

Taste everything! — Have you considered the Tasting Menu lately?


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IF YOU CAN’T TAKE THE HEAT, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN — Saving energy in the kitchen is easy as pie.

REUSEABLE FILTERS IN / DISPOSABLE FILTERS OUT — Air-conditioners and furnaces use filters which must be disposed of or cleaned.

HEATING DUCTS ALL IN A ROW — Are your ducts up to par? Well make sure they don't leak energy.

ENGINE OIL IN DEMAND — Engine oil needs to be disposed and recycled properly.


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