Everyone in the local Fargo-Moorhead community knew Extreme Home Makeover was coming to town to build a house for one local family. My stylist's secret was that she knew the family down the block from her was one of five finalists for the show. The Grommesh's participate in Cully's Kids and we have gotten to know Garrett over the past couple of summers. I was also excited to know the home was relatively close to our neighborhood, if they were in fact chosen.
Well yesterday, by noon it was announced that same family, the Grommesh family was chosen to be on Extreme Home Makeover! We were driving right past the block as the barricades were going in and decided to stop to see what the set up was. Surprisingly, the first security guard we encountered was from the show and waved us right in. We learned a few minutes later they stopped allowing people access. So once we got in, we weren't leaving anytime soon.
The Grommesh's house is this one on the corner of the street.
The bus had just pulled in before we got there. The family had been surprised at their sons adaptive hockey game.
They would walk from the bus to the house talking about the same things each time. (hmm, yes and how would I know what they talk about? Just wait...)
This time we yelled Ty's name and he waved to us... shiver, giggle.
I'll do my best to bring more updates as I figure out how to navigate over to the site.