None - Find everything you want or need and do it all in free air conditioning. It's the 2011 Green Country Home and Garden Expo of Oklahoma and it's this weekend at the Quik Trip Center. With a chance to stay cool and pick up a few freebies, I headed to the Golden Driller and wandered around to see what was up.
One thing that might surprise you is PSO is there. I wondered why since they are pretty much a given, those of us who live in their area use them no matter what. But they have some pretty neat things at their booth including an offer to buy your old refrigerator. "Turn it in, you get $25.00, pick up is free, they're recycled, it's a great way to save money and energy" Dawn Casey told us.
I found the Master Gardener booth and they were already answering questions about the hot weather. "Water, water, water" Mike Blake said, "that's about all you can do right now."
Thermal Windows is there and attracting a lot of attention with their ability to save you some money with more efficient windows in this awful weather. "You can expect to save 35% on usage" Debra Goodson told us. She also said the reasons are very simple, just get rid of the leaks. "I would say a lot of it is just sealing those openings up."
And if all else fails, we have another way to battle the heat. "Make wine and not worry about the weather" is Karen Stobaughs advice. She owns the Whispering Meadows Vineyards and Winery in McAlester and their booth is near the entrance. The heat has been difficult on them as well but it also might have handed them some good news. "We're harvesting grapes right now, this weather has brought on early harvest for sure."
The show runs Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.