Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Etters **Update** Date to be aired

The renovations of the home in Etters, PA, chosen for Extreme Makeover Home Edition are just about done so it is time for an update!

Here is the house Before:

And here is the After (almost):

This picture was taken on Saturday before the house was completely finished. The big reveal was Sunday with “MOVE THAT BUS” but as of today (Monday) they are actually still working on the house and yard. So I’ll post another photo next Saturday when it is REALLY done! The family isn’t back in the house yet because the inside isn’t done yet. They will film the walk-through with the family on Tuesday.

Funny story–when Dave delivered the mail on Saturday there was a large crowd of people around the house. Someone shouted, “There’s the mailman” and the cast of thousands began cheering and clapping for Dave. I think they must have been in a silly/rowdy mood.

Then a security guard approached him and asked him if on Monday he could pick up some priority mail he had. So Dave returned today (he wasn’t scheduled to) and picked up the guard’s letters. In thanks the guard gave him a T-shirt that was reserved for the workers!

Some other random info (gossip?) 🙂

— So, you know the part where the limo pulls up with the family? Well they had to do retakes on that because the limo came zooming in too fast.

–The young man is actually a quadraplegic (I said para in my last post) and has no use of his hands. His wheelchair is voice-activated. So the new house is loaded with voice-activated technology, including the fridge.

–They built two structures. The main house isn’t too much larger than the original, but then they built a second “apartment” behind the house for the adult son to live. There are two pools– a therapy pool inside the back house and one in the backyard.

–The family loves to camp but cannot because of the son’s disability so they installed an Airstream permanently in the backyard to get that feeling of camping.

–The show will air Sunday, September 25. And will be a two-hour special. (UPDATE: The date has been changed to a later time.)

Final pics next week!

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8 Responses to Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Etters **Update** Date to be aired

  1. Debbie says:

    That is sooo cool! Sounds like this episode will be the Season Premiere – how exciting! Has Dave’s 15 minutes of fame gone to his head yet? LOL However, that was really nice that he went to collect those letters today. 🙂

    Can’t wait for the next update!

  2. Glory Lennon says:

    Wonder if Dave will be on TV? Nice that he got a t-shirt. Will we see a photo of him wearing it? 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    YAY Dave, our mail carrying hero (and first class spy)! That was nice of him to go back, and it’s great that they rewarded him with a tee shirt too.

    The newspaper is saying that his controls come from a laser light he wears on his head rather than voice. I guess we’ll find out. Either way, I hope it is really sturdy technology and will work for him all the time, and I hope he has someone to call if it gets funky on him.

    I’m so impressed with the crowd of volunteers that took part – there were even 3,500 extras that weren’t even used. Pretty good for an area accused of being into their God and guns!

    • Dan says:

      They just don’t understand being self-reliant. My sister-in-law watches all the reruns on CMT so I guess I’ll get to see the episode someday.

  4. Enjoy this video we put together of the Keefer home makeover.

  5. Debbie says:

    That video was amazing! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Janet M Fry says:

    Thank you Deer Creek! Wonderful video…. wonderful people. God Bless You!

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