Extreme Home Makeover TV Show: I worked on it!
I just wanted to drop everyone a quick note and let them know that this coming sunday at 8pm central time, 9pm west coast time the ABC TV show extreme home makeover is going to broadcast the season premier of a home that was remodeled in Encinitas, California (about 4 miles from my house).
I worked on this house for 2 days almost non-stop (till 2 am) and met and worked with all the celebs on the show.
Here is my quick review of the celebs:
Tye: The host, does not do any real "heaving lifting" as he is the "star" of the show. He tends to oversee projects, not the actual construction of the projects. Hey, we even ran a table saw together.
Paul: The carpenter, the nicest guy in the world, very down to earth and skilled! I worked with him on these 2 projects. He told me to come back any time and work on any house on the show. I guess he thought I did OK.
Michael: The interior designer, funny as can be, very talented, full of energy and nice. His mom was at this episode taping. You could tell she was so proud of her son.
Tracey: She seemed nice enough, but I really did not work with her at all
Constance: The project designer. This woman is way better looking in person. Very smart and quite talented in her designs. I watched her do some quick design sketches and she is very talented, organized, and positive.
Preston: The high architect design snob. Nice guy, but a bit flakey. Has good design eye but is so disheveled it is kind of amusing. I worked on 1 project with him and we ended up scraping the project because it did not work out the way he thought it would. But first, I had to get about 3 giant splinters in my hand from the canned project. Ouch!
It was a really cool experience. I actually built(with 1 other person) the living room table(which is a table that looks like a minature basketball court, the kids in the family are all into sports) and this really cool wood and glass craftman style Trophy Case(to hold all the kids trophy's). Hopefully, at least the furniture will make it into the show(even tho in all likelyhood you might not see my smiling face). They give the dad a "Best Dad" trophy, so it should make the show. You never really know, it may end up on the cutting room floor.
It was very moving & rewarding to see the family and the reaction when they got home to see the house. The family's name is Wofford, a dad who has 8 kids and his wife died a few years back from complications from the flu. They were living in the typical 1970's single level california ranch that was about 1200 sq. feet. I think 3 of the boys were living in the garage (which you can do in southern california as the weather is almost always 70 degrees.) I believe the rebuilt house turned out to be close to 4000 sq feet. It was unbelievable when it was finished, heck I wanted to live there. I am sure this newly rebuilt house is worth somewhere in the range of $900k-1 million now.
Anyway, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up about this show, you just might see me on it. Pass this on to anyone that knows me, they might get a kick out of this. I believe in giving back to the community and helping people that could really use a hand. I know I felt great having worked my tail off for a few days. Like everyone on this show, I shed a tear or 2. That's one of the nice things that the internet has given me; total freedom to live my life as I choose.
Here is a link to the show: