Preface: we lost our electricity about an hour and a half ago as I was working on uploading these photos to my blog! Through modern technology…a cell phone and laptop, I am able to post this entry…..Isn’t modern technology fun?
After completing my wood cutting task, we decided to take a little ride to Geneva. I had been wanting to see the Extreme Home Makeover house.
We drove to Geneva, and as we got closer and closer to the home, the traffic increased like crazy. This little college town that is usually pretty quiet was hopping with people and there really was a sense of anticipation in the air.
We followed behind a cement truck and when I commented I have never seen a cement truck on Sunday before, it was no surprise that the truck was unloading in front of the new home!
I reflected that on Wednesday, I watched as an excavator loaded the last bits of wood from the house onto a waiting dumptruck. I was anxious and curious to see the new house that was now standing on that same spot. What I saw was nothing short of amazing!
This street is lined with homes that are old. Many are apartments, some are homes that are in nice shape and some look in need of repair. I had not seen the Hill home previously, but this house that is standing in its stead looks very much like a “vintage” home in many respects. The house does not dwarf neighboring homes, nor does it appear as a “modern” contrast. Kudos to the designers. The house actually fits rather comfortably into the neighborhood.
Excuse the lack of clarity in some of these photos, but all the tall people were once again standing in front of me and I held my camera in the air and just snapped the photos.
We were there at about four in the afternoon, and the workers were placing cement in forms for new sidewalks at the house. There were moving style trucks everywhere….I am thinking they must have been loaded with furnishings for the new home.
Amazing….simply amazing! As Michelle and I walked back to the truck, I said how nice it would be to have something like this at our home. Mark is unable to use his wheelchair to move around our house because it is so small. Michelle looked at me and said, Mom, we get by just fine. Everything always works out!
How did I ever end up with such a wise little fifteen-year-old…..She is amazing!