April 21, 2009
Here we are six months after the first sledgehammer hit and also our first time being filmed as a family for a national television show. As you can imagine, the last two months were insanely hectic as everyone involved in our renovation worked to finish the house for the final filming, the wrap party episode. Now that the adrenaline rush has mostly dissipated, we are slowly reclaiming our house into our family's home.
The kids are having a blast--they adore the yard, their spacious room and the spiral staircase! They miss both whole crews--MRS and TOH--and love to pretend they are Michael Streaman with their toy tools and have memorized all of the dialogue in many of the episodes, including the ads! It's really funny because the parts of the house that were featured on the show seem larger than life to them.
Kevin and I have been focused on the hard work of unpacking, organizing our lives over three floors and finishing up various things in the house (installing door/cabinet locks, retouching paint after the big wrap party bash, staining windows/doors).