Thursday, October 7, 2010

Day 5: Extreme Makeover Home Edition

Its obvious to me today that the changes are now more rapidly occurring on the inside, rather than the outside.  While there were a lot of volunteers working on the site, it was rather a "quiet" day.  The updates were nonexistent.  Other than a glimpse of Paige walking by the site, no "celebrities"  were present.  "The show" aspect of the project, is going a bit more under wraps.




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So what do you do when there isn't an emcee on hand?  Well you create your own bit of entertainment.  Like drywall stilt walking races. This guy was so smooth he smoked all the others in the race.

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These Cobbers created a cheer.  They divided into two groups and they went like this "hardhats, hammers, hardhats, hammers, can we build it?  Ya you betcha!"  They said the last part with such thick Scandinavian accents they had us all rolling.  


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And these two are the Poparazzi.  Their energy and enthusiasm match their promotion of the new radio station popster fm.

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How cute are their shirts?

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Hi Paige!
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My sweet new friend Coco, whose house is hiding behind the food tents and food trucks, took me on a tour of this stretch of the neighborhood.  I told her as a spectator I wasn't really allowed back there, but then, I underestimated the influence of Coco.  She not only lets them keep the coffee on all night long, but she lets them in through her garage to get it at all hours of the night.  She also lets them do laundry out of her house, but she draws the line at folding it.  And while Coco was giving me the tour?  She totally made me forget to actually take her photo.  But these are the food trucks that the VIP's use.  The chefs prepare meals for the cast and celebrities and travel along with the show.
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These are the food tents in front of Coco's house.
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And this is Adrian.  Adrian is security.  By day 2 he learned my name.  He goes out of his way to greet as many people as he can as they pass by his post.  He always asks if there is something you need, or something he can help you with.  His enthusiasm is a little catching I have to admit.  He would only agree to a picture if I was in it with him.  How could I refuse?

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Day 6 promises to be a big day... Ty returns in time for an attempt at a new Guinness book of World records ... sigh... stay tuned... 

6 comments:

  1. vicky...this is so exciting to be RIGHT THERE while everything is happening....i love this show !!!

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  2. Thanks for keeping us updated, Vicky! I am enjoying reading all about it and seeing all your pictures.It's amazing how fast they get a house built! Wow!

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  3. I'm so thrilled for you. It's wonderful to see all those good people working so hard to help a family. The positivity and love in the air must be overwhelming and intoxicating. Adrian does look like a nice man. What great pictures.

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  4. Oh, my ...I must go back and read all your posts for this week!!! I've been outta the loop...so busy...but it looks like you've been having an amazing time!!!!! So excited for you!!! How fun is this?? Can't wait to hear about today!! Love you, Janine XO

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  5. Ok, as cute as you are with the security dude, all I can see are the AMAZING LEAVES ON THE TREES!!! Is there anything prettier than autumn????

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  6. You're so cute. I finally took the boys over there last night during Hali's soccer practice as I just had to experience the atmosphere for myself. Wow! Its amazing isn't it?!

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