When I talked with Todd from Holmes Homes on Thursday, he told me a little bit about the family they are building this home for. It is for a single mom with a couple of kids who currently live with her parents. Her seven year old little boy, Jonah, has sickle cell anemia. Todd said that they won't have a mortgage but to help the family out even further, they are building a little guest house next to the main house. She could either rent that out, or live in it and rent out the main house to help with her expenses.
My daughter McCall was watching the Gold Cup Soccer game (from the Rose Bowl) last Saturday and said that Jonah was there as the honorary ball boy ... I am guessing Extreme Home Makeover just might have had something to do with that. ;)
Sunday afternoon, my girls and I decided to take another drive out to Daybreak to check on the progress. We picked up Wendi again and headed on down to the building site. It was amazing how different that whole scene was since Thursday. Tons more barricades had been set up, security guards all around, trailers all over the place, the big Sears tent was up, the Kraft food service trailer was parked (gotta love that) and there were tons more spectators.
Wendi and I were standing watching the workers at the main house and noticed this guy:
Hmmm. Looks like a construction calendar boy to me ...
Then Wendi said, "Don't you remember that commercial where the construction worker took off his shirt for the diet coke?" Where's a diet coke when you need one.
Then we weren't sure if maybe he actually started posing ... what do you think?
(We were busting up.) And then we headed back to the car.
As we were loading up though, Wendi ran into a neighbor who was one of the volunteer heads. She told us that they were filming for the show under the Sears tent and that if we walked through the church parking lot (where all of the TV show trailers were) we would probably be able to get close enough to see what's going on.
Sooooo, we may or may not have noticed the sign that said Production Crew Only ... but we went ahead and tried to act like we belonged there. I walked up to a group of really attractive people standing beside the tent and asked if it would be okay to take a few pictures. They looked at each other, looked at me, looked at each other again - I guess waiting for someone else to say something. And then one cute, tiny gal said, "I guess you can since you have that zoom lens."
Sweet. I walked right up to where I knew darn well that I wasn't supposed to be and snapped a few pics. And when we were leaving and the security guard noticed that we seemed a little out of place, he approached us and asked if we had permission to be there. Wendi said that we did, because her friend (remember, one of the head volunteers) had told us we could ... and then she gave the security guard her friend's name and told him that I needed pictures for "the blog". He thought for about a nano second and said, "They are pretty strict about who is back here, you should probably leave since your contact didn't call and let me know."
We left, but not before snapping this shot ... which we thought was pretty hilarious ... only in Utah!