Extreme Makeover Update: Still On the Job in South Union

Move that trailer! Into the second week after the originally announced deadline, construction and interior crews are still hard at work on the brand-new home being prepared for the 7-member family of Eric and Elaine Johnson in South Union. Since Swamplot’s last tour of the scene on Goodhope St. — where a team from HHN Homes has been coordinating the work of several thousand volunteers — a missing turret window has been installed, some debris left on neighboring properties has been cleaned up, and precast concrete culvert sections have been delivered. But there appear to be plenty of tasks remaining to complete. A story in last week’s Chronicle mentioned that the Johnsons would be sent away on a second family-vacation tour — this one of the East Coast — in the meantime. But the homebuilders are no longer broadcasting official progress updates — the company’s website and email servers have been down all week, and phone calls haven’t been returned. The Johnsons’ story is scheduled to appear in the season premiere of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition series on September 26th.

Photos: Candace Garcia

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