Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Day 3... Extreme Makeover Home Edition

It was late afternoon before I got to the site of the house.  Things have changed remarkably.  There are barricades all along the sidewalks keeping spectators in a more narrow viewing area.



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The forms are in for the foundation of the house and the the concrete was coming in next.
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Paulie came and lead some cheers for the crowd.  And then he started giving away some t-shirts and hats.  They kept sailing over my head and he laughed each time he did it and then... right at the end, he walked over and handed one to me!  I haven't dared tell the boys what I did while they were at school... insert more giggles here.
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Gotcha... this is Amanda, my hair stylist and friend.  She lives on the block of the makeover and texts me updates.
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The sun is going down so early, but then the big lights come on...

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Ty is in Ohio now shooting the beginning of another show.  The cast and crew do two shows a week, and then take one full week off.  Ty is one of the only cast members who has to split his time as host of the show he goes to both places.  But the rest of the crew stay on site.  

If you are around the site at all, the energy is so warm and energizing.  An almost magical thing is happening right before our very eyes.  I am convinced this project touches people and changes lives far beyond the 4 members of the family.  

I'm off for the day to see what adventure awaits today.

I took the kids for dinner last night before football practice.  Our fortunes were spot on...  Colton's was: "live for the moment, there is only one result in life."  Nolan's was "It is very possible you will achieve greatness in your lifetime."  Go Nolan..., and mine was "Make it a rule of life to never regret and never look back."  Amen



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But the cherry on top to my whole day?  Was meeting a bloggy friend in real life.  She lives here with her two adorable boys and we read each others blogs, but have never met, until last night.  Melissa, the pleasure was all mine...

8 comments:

  1. It was really great meeting you in person finally. I hope you and the boys had a fantastic night.

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  2. How cool!!!! I agree with everything you said - it's apparent it's changing many more lives than just those that will live in that house.

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  3. What an awesome experience, are you on cloud nine or what??!!

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  4. That is a pretty street all that is going on, love the trees. Well, now life go's on but it was all so exciting! How fun to meet a blog friend too! :D

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  5. what an amazingly beautiful autumn they have to do this ... thanks for the photo updates

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  6. This is just the coolest thing!

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  7. So thrilling! Great things are happening for the family and the community. How nice to meet a blogging buddy. I hope to meet you some time too :)

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