Extreme Makeover: Home Edition lends a helping hand to the Wagstaff family, a Gainesville, Fla. family of six receiving an extreme home makeover, Monday, December 7, 2009.
So many things these days are not all they are cracked up to be, but this seems to be the real deal. The way I understand it, there were five families who knew they were the finalists and had a chance, but no one knew this particular family was chosen until it happened, including them. (Anyone involved who may have known were required to sign confidentiality agreements to keep the secret.) So it was a genuine surprise to them.
They sent the family off for a vacation to return on Sunday when the home is to be finished. I couldn’t believe they would be able to demolish and rebuild a house in a week, but we’ll see.
All the food for the volunteers is provided around the clock by volunteers. They will work in shifts and work will never stop until the house is complete.
Update: December 1oth. Home taking shape.
Posted: 12.09.09 Updated: 12.11.09