Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My journey with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

I can't go into too much detail, because I signed waivers and release forms and the such. But let me say, it was soooooooo much fun! I signed in a little before 10pm and worked straight until 6am. My job was to clean up for the contractors. We carried wood for the deck that took 3 people to carry...insane! I also cleaned up the catering area after the meals (meals are served every 4 hours). It was also 28 degrees last night! I cannot believe how much they got done in 8 hours. Everyone just kept moving. Trucks came in, trucks went out, and the next set of trucks came in. It was quite fascinating.
This was the before pic of the house.

My Creative Memories consultant, Kathy came along.

Us in front of the house with our Extreme Makeover t-shirts.

The house when we left at 6am.

I am hoping to go up today as a spectator. As I was leaving the trucks came in with the stone for the front and siding for the back, so I'm sure it looks even better now. It was such a neat experience. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.


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Julie said...

That is amazing!!! I'm glad you didn't freeze with that cold weather!

Julie said...

That is amazing!!! I'm glad you didn't freeze with that cold weather!

Julie said...

so, you wanna figure out how to delete the extra comment?! I had a "helper" pushing the button!!

Julie said...

I don't see a trash can, oh well. It annoys me when people submit their comments twice...I'll just have to deal with the fact that I've done it! Sorry about that.

Growin' with it! said...

found you thru rachel. and wow, what a day to find your blog...when you're famous! ;o)

what an exciting opportunity! if i see this house on an episode, i'll sure look for your face.

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

How exciting! You are a real trooper, that's for sure!