Thursday, July 31, 2008

extreme home makeover day 1

well it's day 1 for me but not for the house. we got there about 9:30 and we were amazed by how much stuff and people were all over the place. luckily we had a parking pass so we just drove right up. this is what it looked like when we got there.

not much to see right? they had dug a basement and done the demo while we were in florida.

i got the great idea to get the portable swing and put it in the drive way. we had the most perfect view. and tons of shade which is good because it was durn hot out there!!
it was perfect. and you can tell from the first pix that there was a fence across the front of the yard. well that is where all the people were walking to get closer to the house. and almost everyone of them said what a great spot we had, perfect view, great idea, or something equally nice. we were sitting there watching and the local news camera crew stopped across the street and taped us! hope we make the 6:00!

the lady who's house they are doing runs a day-care from her home. but it's for single mom's who are trying to get on their feet and not rely on welfare. but it's so hard to work and pay for child care that this lady (alisha king) gives them a great discount. and she loves them all so much. and she runs a clothing swap/giveaway out of her home too. so it gets really crowded. probably about 1100 square feet of space. anyway the kids that she keeps were there today and were interviewed by one of the designers, Michael

do you recognize him? what a super nice guy. guess who was standing right next to the kids he was talking to? ME!! and my hubby and big c. unless they blur me out, i will be on the show!!!! i'll keep you posted as to the date and stuff.

this is what they had done as we were leaving about 2:00. amazing!
i can't wait to go back tomorrow!!

be on the lookout for more pix and hopefully some celebrity sightings!!


Melek said...

so that first pic is from your swing, right? do you get up and walk down there to get a closer look occasionally? i'm so jealous you're getting to see all this. how totally cool!! keep posting pics. i'm dying for you to meet TY!!!!

kay said...

yes from the swing. we did get up but it was sooo hot we just enjoyed where we were. :)

Jen said...

Hey, I missed you!! I love the pics! I know Michael sure wishes he could waytch the whole thing from start to finish! It'll be fun to see the house go up from your vantage point and then seethe show.

Melissa said...

OMG, I would have freaked out..your so going to have to tell us when this show is on so I can be sure to look for you!!

And I love your swing idea!!

SuperCoolMom said...

That is awesome! I will be excited to see the progress and hopefully YOU on TV!

Susie said...

Wow how cool is this? I soooo want to see a clip of the show--so please let us know when it's on!!!
Did you make the news?

Spammon said...

Let me tell you a little story about 'ole Pennington.

They did one of these here in Utah a few years ago and my friend was one of the contractors helping. There was a local guy that had hand carved a door. It was incredible. The detail he did on that thing was awesome. So Pennington comes over and grabs sawdust and throws it on himself and tells the guy to move out of the camera. Then he grabs a chisel and they start filming. He is hunched over as if he just finished the detail work. He takes all the credit as if he just slaved away making that door.

I lost all respect for him after that. He's a scam artist.

kay said...

what a butt head!! that really sucks. i have not seen him yet but i could ask him if he has carved any door lately!

Cecily R said...

You MUST tell us when this one airs so I can see my famous friend Kay on TV!!

kim said...

Oh I'll make my friend DVR it for me! Tell the date when you know.