Thursday, August 27, 2009

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Way back at the beginning of summer.... way back when my computer was down ......when I couldn't post pictures.... my girls and I heard that one of their favorite shows was going to be close by. Extreme Makeover Home Edition was coming to our area!! Talk about excited-I knew right away I was going to take them to check it out.
We didn't know exactly where at first, just that they had picked a building company and were looking for volunteers.
We kept checking the day they were announcing the exact location and decided to visit that week. It was really amazing-so different from what you see on TV. We were lucky, we went on a beautiful day in a week of rain and were able to get real close-there weren't too many people. Everything was very organized from letting you know where to park and busing you to the site to where you could watch everything.
My girls were able to meet Didi and were thrilled. My older daughter saw her walking down the street and called out "We love your show". Didi came right over to talk to them which was so nice-you could tell she was hot and tired.

This is the view walking up the street after the bus dropped us off. You can only walk on the side of the road and there are trucks and workers everywhere. This house was in a development and I felt a little bad for the neighbors. Everyone had to pass by security and had signs in their cars that said resident. One thing you never think about is the houses around the house being built. Their yards are pretty much taken over and used for the tents where work is done, viewing spots and places to cook/serve food.

This is the house being built. While we were there, they did a lot of electrical work, put in the front door and started the siding. We talked to some of the workers who had been there all night and they had put in all the duct work. You can't really see in this picture but on the left hand side of the front door, there is a huge window made up of smaller windows-that was my favorite part of the house.

As I mentioned before, at the start of the summer we had rain almost everyday so the site was a mud bath. I took a picture of my daugher's feet and this was in the beginning. Our feet were filthy when we left and our clothes were all splattered in the back. There was a cow field close by too so there was a bit of a lovely smell in the air :)

My girls were interviewed by the local news and were on TV too-talk about double excitement. Celebrities for a day!!
Can't wait until this is on in the fall-it'll be so cool to see the show after having actually seen the house and the work being done.
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Mammatalk said...

How fun!!

Heidi Boos said...

Oh, wow! What a fun experience. I bet they will always remember this. It is funny how what we see on TV is oftentimes far from what it really is behind the scenes. How cool to experience that.

Funny comment about the "smell in the air"...I bet that was fun to work in all week! ;)

Unknown said...

What fun!!! Stopping in from SITS

ItsKelly said...

Wow! What a great opportunity for your girls! I love that show.

Jen said...

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! I just dropped by to say hello! I love how excited and involved your family got in the Extreme Home Makeover that was filmed in your town! How awesome! I have 3 girls (9, 6, and 3) and a son (22 mo). I think I will subscribe to you! Come visit me if you get a minute!

Ashley said...

That is so cool! I don't think they would come here....especially in the summer. It was 118 yesterday!

Kris said...

What a cool experience that your girls will never forget! You'll have to let us know when it airs. I just LOVE that show!

Together We Save said...

Wow - that is awesome!!

Meg said...

I love that show. Such a fun experience for you & your girls! My sister would be jealous.

Stopping by from SITS!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

WOAH!!!!!!!!! That is sooooooo exciting!! What a cool post! :)

Baby Sweetness said...

Stopping by from SITs (thanks for stopping by my blog!). Sounds like a lot of fun!