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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

You Never Know Who Might Show Up Around Here

Yesterday, we found out that "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" is demolishing and building a new home in Geneva, NY. Today my husband happened to have the day off, so we hopped in the car and traveled the 17 miles to Geneva to check it out. We joined the crowd of onlookers behind the fences across the street. It was kind of fun and interesting. The white house in the back ground will be demolished tomorrow. The family has been sent to Cancun for the week. Today the crew was demolishing a barn on the premises.


Ty and the rest of the Design Team were not on sight. (Just all the people who actually do most of the work.) Today they were emptying the house. I'm sure that Ty will be here on sight tomorow with his bull horn and video camera.
Jamie got a chance to talk with one of the sight managers for the show who told him that quite often the show is working on 2 houses at the same time. Ty is actually on sight down in Arkansas today for another house and will fly in to upstate NY tonight. We also learned that Extreme Makeover does free cosmetic work on surrounding houses just so they all look nice on camera...and also to make it up to them for the inconvenience of crowds of people trampling their lawns, closing down their street, construction workers all night, etc. They will even put a new roof on the neighbor's house if they think it necessary.
From what I understand, this show will focus on a family that helps kids stay off the streets. (Geneva can be a rough town) The man is a guidance counselor at the high school, but also runs a school for boxing. The show is supposed to air some time in November.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

That's pretty neat! I read in the newspaper that they were going to be close by.

Allen said...

Yes it was quite fun!

Gudl said...

Yeah, I just read it in the paper. I think it is great that you went to see it.

Kim said...

It will be fun to watch it on TV. That show always make me cry. I'm such a sap.

Martha said...

It's fun to watch the show, but I wouldn't want them to do my house. I kinda like it just the way it is.

I don't think I'll be traveling to Geneva this week. Takes me about 45 minutes to an hour just to get there.

Priscilla said...

We won't be traveling anymore there. Too many people. Too much fuss for me.

Bethany said...

Hey, that's pretty neat! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for that episode in November.