10.05.2008

MORE Home Makeover Show Pictures...

Boy, have we seen a lot, learned a lot and can't wait until the real show airs. It is to air about 10 weeks from now. That would put us into Dec. I have heard all the re-do things that people have to do, for the show. Like, if you see this show, when it airs...you will see a bunch of buses coming down their driveway and all the volunteers come running off, screaming...

That took a WHOPPING 5 hours to shoot. Just imagine, the buses kept having to back up, and start all over again, the volunteers, loading back onto the bus again and again. I am sure it will only be a couple second "take" on the show. Isn't that CRAZY! Almost everything is "re-SHOT", not what it seems on the show. Most of the captured "reactions", re-takes and re-takes again and again. Sorry, don't mean to spoil this for you, but I thought they were all REAL, RAW emotions on the show...

These are pictures from Sat. Oct. 4th. Now remember, this is only 49 hours, after the house was knocked down. It was knocked down and removed Thursday, Oct. 2 at about 1 p.m. Simply Amazing. They used steele roofing, many are switiching over to that. It last longer and in the long run, cheaper...
Our local area did the siding. ABC Seamless Siding. They did a wonderful job on it and I love that color. The view you are seeing here, is the master bedroom...yes, with a fireplace. Love those stones as well and the windows...

This is the other side of the house. No cement for a side walk here, they have/are putting down some beautiful blocks. I can't wait to see this when it is all done.

This is the main entry way, BEAUTIFUL! Love the stones on here too. They knocked out all the sheetrock inside in just a couple of hours. They had about 50 men hanging all the sheetrock and they also have large machines, that take out all the humidity, from the "mud" that you use to tape and join the sheetrock. I know if you dry the mud too quickly, it will crack...so I am sure they use a very high quality, expensive solution for that too.

Here is the bird that Sydney and I made for the "Duct Tape" challenge. We worked on it for about 3 hours. And no we did not win, but had fun making it. The judging was suppose to be at 3 pm, well we had to walk about a 1/2 mile to get there, in the middle of a picked cornfield and we waited and we waited and at about 5:30, it finally started.

Here is Courtney's flower she made for the challenge. She made it all by herself and I thought she did a great job. Jordan made a wallet, but by the time it came around to judging, he had had it. He had Dad take him home. He said it wasn't worth all the waiting. Well, it was windy and cold. All the little tractors and carts driving all over, they kept kicking up the dirt as well, it was not a very pleasant time...

This is when the designer was on the stage and taking to each contestant about their piece. He was also in a duct tape suit. He said it was about 180 degrees in there. There is Courts and Ninny on stage...

The hamburgler was out there, passing out cookies, as was Dairy Queen (in a cone) and had a helper, passing out dilly bars. Lots and lots of people were out there and most go out everyday for several hours. Needless to say, we were out there from about 1 pm, until about 6:45 pm. Darrel ran Jordan home, it became so cold and I had to wait for the judging. We were so ready to go, by the time he was back.

This is the "Six Mile Grove" band. A band that has been around since 97, from this area and they were asked to play for the "Extreme Home Show". Well, we feel we were kind of "roped" into watching them...this is when we were suppose to have the judging done. They told us to "crowd" in around the stage and NOT to pay attention to the cameras. They did the filming and then onto more waiting. They tore down from this band and then set up for the judging. More waiting. It was a good band, but most, by this time were growing impatient. You would not believe what goes into the "behind the scenes", very interesting to say the least.

Then they said, "our time here", was a little faster then the west coast time (California) and kept joking...trying to buy some time. They came and past out some water, from Culligain. Any who, they did the judging, 10 contestants at a time and by clapping and hollaring, it how they determained who won, in that group of 10. Before they did this, they said they were going to film during judging. No flashes, no looking all around, no waving, pretend like they were NOT there. If you did, you and about 20 feet around you, would be voided in the shoot. We left before it was done. Our faces and noses, just all of us was covered in dirt, from the fields and wind. We looked liked little piggy's.

And by this picture (compare it to the other day) you can see all the cars. Lots of cars. Dirk Devries brother was there,working on the house...he said, he seen more people here, then at our county fair. This is quite an event for our small community. We have learned a lot, seen a community come together and are watching something truly Amazing that has touched out hearts!

We gave one of our wooden signs. I am kind of excited to see it they use it. When hubby dropped it off in the tent, their eyes lit up and said, oh yes. We love this. The sign is one of our hand made signs. It is one our primitive/rustic signs, so we didn't know if it would "mesh" with the designers look? It says "HOME is Where your Story Begins", and it has a little scroll on each side. Black in color and we felt is was so "fitting".

So, today we are staying put and we might run out there on Monday. From the outside, we would not see much today anyways. Have a great day and I must get some things done around here. Thanks for listening to me ramble today, a bit long I know. Have a good one. ~Tonya

4 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Thanks so much...Im so enjoying it:)
Rondell

Pam said...

Tonya i love reading this. The house is really coming along fast.. I love it. It is soooo pretty. And the bird and the flower were so cute. Sorry you didn't win. I hope they hang up your sign. When will it all be done and the family comes home:: Keep it up.

hugs pam

Shay said...

Wow! I've really enjoyed the "behind the scenes" view you are giving us! This is so neat! I love this show and it is so nice they can help others out! Oh how fun they used your sign! I can't wait to see it!

Oh Courts & Sydney made some adorable things out of tape! I love Sydney's bird! It looks like you all had such a fun time! Can't wait to hear more! Have a wonderful day!
Many hugs my friend!
Shay

Pea said...

That is neat the girls got on stage but sad that they didn't win with those wonderful items. WOW learn something new everyday. Looks cool but didn't know all of that.
Well my friend I hope you had some fun and this the kids will remember forever. two seconds of fame.
Blessings,Pea