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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Move That Bus!

The G family now belongs to the exclusive club of people who have watch two Extreme Makeover Home Edition homes being built!!!

The first time was two years ago, when they remade the home of our very deserving neighbors, the Vardons. That was literally down the street from us, and the boys were big into Bob the Builder those days, so they wanted to ride their bikes there to watch the progress every day.

Today, we traveled to Armada, MI (about 50 minutes away) to watch the rebuilding of the Gilliam family home. The original house was so toxic with mold that not only did they have to tear it down, but I was told they built the new house on the other side of the property. The old house was torn down yesterday. We got there at about 3:00pm today and the new (very large) house was already standing, and workers were inside already. How is it that if I want a decent sized addition, it will take at least a year and a half from the original blueprints, but these guys can get all of this done in 1 day???

I didn't tell the boys where we were going, only gave them clues (It's something you haven't seen in 2 years, and most people never see it once, and you might be EXTREMEly T(Y)ired after this trip). They were jumping out of their pants trying to get it out of me. The truth was revealed once we reached the area and everyone was walking around in Extreme Makeover t-shirts. B was excited, Y not so much (he would have rather watched Spongebob or something).

They had us park at a local school, and provided school busses to shuttle the spectators to the site. M especially enjoyed the ride, and sang "The Wheels on the Bus," with a giant smile on her face the whole time. 5/3 bank was a sponsor or something, and was giving out free Good Humor ice cream and bottled water. The building site was buzzing and cool, as usual. I think in the end even Y had a good time (the free spongebob ice cream probably sealed that one.)



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