Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Everyone's abuzz

Our area is all abuzz with excitement.

Word came out last week that ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition is coming to town!

This is huge news for a small mid-western town!
My husband and I are volunteering as well as our son and daughter-in-law. Just about anyone else you talk with are either volunteering or wishing they would have signed up before all the slots were filled. Over 1500 time slots were filled in under 6 hours! It'll be so much fun to be a part of the project and interesting to see how these houses get built in only 106 hours.

Only a few chosen people know who the lucky family is but my, oh my, are the rumors flying. I swear, each day the rumor mill has it happening in a different area of NW Illinois.
Door knock happens on September 9th, the mystery will be solved and everyone will hit the ground running. I hope it's as fun as I'm imagining it to be.

I'll keep you posted as best as I can or you can follow along with the project at this website.

We're excited here in Northwest Illinois, that's for sure!


  1. Oh wow! You gotta let us know when the air shows! You must be getting chills from the excitement. That is just AWESOME!!! You will definately need some sleep when the project is completed.

    You and Dan are such a blessing, as well as your son and DIL.
    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  2. You guys are too cool! I tried to talk Jim into it, but his ambulance hours are crazy....oh well! (I'll look for all my church fam on the tv!)

  3. Wow! What a wonderful event not only for the family that was chosen but for the community. Congrats!

  4. How exciting for you and everyone else in the area... those kind of things don't happen if ever for most of us.

    Snappy DI

  5. Hope to see you there, my time slot is from 10:00 p.m. Sunday nite till 6:00 a.m.. I have 21 contratactors to lead on cabinet install in 8 hours. Can we say stress !!!!!
    Dave Meyer