December 6, 2012
On days when This Old House is filming, it’s a whole different story from a regular construction day. The house is teeming with people—a couple of producers and guys who move heavy equipment and lighting; Dino, the cameraman; and Thom Draught, the director. Those people are all in addition to host Kevin O'Connor and the other folks who star on the show. We are grateful that they're all incredibly accommodating of our family.
On one filming day, I brought my kids to the house to watch the show film a scene where Tom and Kevin cut a hole in the roof to put the skylight in the master bedroom. My girls love being around the crew and all the excitement of filming! They were hanging around with Deb Hood, the show's producer, and Thom, the director, peeking over their shoulders at the monitors they watch to see what was happening up on the roof.
My kids are too young to realize what “being famous” means. They talk about Tom, Norm, Kevin, Roger, and Richard like they are old friends. And I think part of that is because the guys are such genuine, real people that John and I feel like they are old friends too.
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I wanted to say thanks for posting and to let you know that, despite TOH.com's best efforts to hide these blogs, at least one person can still find them and checks every day to see if you have any insightful tidbits to offer. You must be getting really close to the finish line now. Hope things wrap in time for Christmas and you have the happiest of holidays in your new old house.
Wow, Pete, you are so right about TOH "hiding these blogs" and it really affects the interactivity that a project like this could benefit from. We're watching this on the Internet on our large screen TV up here in British Columbia. I'd love to find a forum for this project where contractors can make comments and/or suggestions about some of the materials and techniques used on the show. Maybe TOH is afraid the forums would go out of control. Anyway, this has been a fun gut-and-redo to watch. Love the wood-burning fireplace - just watch for the bugs in the wood getting into the house (experience speaking).