“I’ve just been told we need Gatorade,” HHN Homes manager Linda Stewart emails Swamplot from the site of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build on Goodhope St. in South Union. “Water is not doing the trick as far as electrolytes are concerned. If you can spread the word and people can just drop off 3-4 6 packs would be great.”
Wait a sec . . . wasn’t the weeklong building project’s grand finale this past weekend? Didn’t the Johnson family come back from Paris and wait patiently to see their new home? Didn’t thousands of well-wishers shout “Move that bus!”?
Yeah, that all happened Sunday night — only a little more than a day later than originally scheduled, despite all of last week’s rain. But don’t imagine the Johnsons are gonna get to move in too soon . . . not with these kinds of requests still going out:
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“We still need lots of trim carpenters interior and exterior cornice. We need professional painters both interior and exterior,” writes Stewart. A note on the HHN Homes website for the project indicates work is still continuing, 24 hours a day. And there’s a broader request listed, for general volunteers, electricians, stagers, and — for Tuesday — siding installers. Siding???
Oh yeah, and “patio furniture.” Will all the work get done before . . . the episode airs?
- Laughs and tears for Extreme Makeover’s down-to-the-last-minute finish [Culturemap]
- Extreme Makeover: Move that bus! [abc13]
- The Build Blog [HHN Homes]
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition coverage [Swamplot]