Last Wednesday our house was filled with 4-5 guys sent by HGTV. A contractor, plumber, designer …. uhhhh … builder …. uhhhh … okay, I don’t know past the first 3. All I know is that I was all up in their business hanging out upstairs with them to the point my husband quietly scooted me downstairs.
Buuuut, they said it was okay if I stayed … goooolleeeey.
The contractor asked me what I knew and I told him and then tried to add a whole bunch of stuff to see if he would shake his head yes. Hardy Boys style, you know. He caught on and said that he didn’t want to let us in on anything we weren’t supposed to know. Such a fun-ruiner.
So, I just sat on our bed and “played with Charley” and sneakily looked over the foot-board on the floor where they had our new floor layout sketched out. I know, I know, I’m so Nancy Drew. I thought about sharing here and even went as far as starting to design my own elementary sketch in Photoshop, but then the good Angel smacked my hand and told me to stop it right now. So, I’ll just say this: it’s new and awesome and makes SO much more sense for our space. And, seriously I think you all are gonna freak your freaks when you see the before and after once the show is aired. I mean who am I kidding?! I am gonna freak my freak (kind of already am)! The only thing is that there were bits and pieces on the sketching that the plumber (or was it the designer…) was standing in front of so I couldn’t make all of it out. Plus, I had to keep Charley laughing so that they didn’t notice the Sherlock Holmes’ing I had going on.
They were there for close to two-hours and at one point went down to the basement to check out the wiring and plumbing and such. And, then they just stayed down there and continued to meet and brainstorm. Ummmm, hello? Am I NOT invited? So, of course you know what I did. I straight Jacques Clouseau’ed it (c’mon people, you know him! straight from the Pink Panther and no, I did not have to Google his name or the spelling of it. I’m smart like that) and hung my head around the stairwell to try and pick-up anything I could. But, dang that furnace! It should be punished to work for eternity and never go meet it’s maker.
And, that’s the latest and greatest.
We know that they will certainly be in and out of our house the weeks leading up to the official taping of the show (May 9-11 in case you haven’t already marked it on your calendar). The plumber wants to make sure he has all his ducks in a row since “Home Depot won’t be open at 2 a.m. when we’re re-working the pipes.” And, also initial builds can be started, like making plans for new drywall, etc.
In my true type-A ways, I was really hoping we could go ahead and sell our carpet and get our furniture to Knoxville where my brother and sister-in-law will be inheriting it. Unfortunately, the reply email from the producer said nothing moves until taping starts. Boo for me and boo for the contractor who was really hoping they could start with an empty room that morning. Seriously, for real, how are they gonna finish everything in less than 3 days (the “big reveal” has to take place before the sun goes down on the 3rd day for lighting purposes). It’s gonna be a zoo in these parts!
But, you know what? Whether I’m a Hardy Boy, Nancy Drew, Sherlock or Jackqe Clusaeu (don’t feel like copying & pasting again) I’m real real real excited. Let’s do this thing!
More deets to be shared as we get them!
p.s. If you’re just now joining the party the rest of our HGTV posts can be found here (read from bottom up).
p.p.s. The designer did say that our votes have been counted and he knew what all we were getting. I thought about snatching his briefcase or at least his Blackberry and making a run for it, but I didn’t wanna freak anyone out more than I already had. I’m gonna save that for when the videos are rolling ….. (enter evil laugh here).