Sunday, November 14, 2010

Extreme Home Makeover

Hey everyone! I realize that I haven't put anything up here in a month - I'm sorry! By the time I get home and dinner's done I usually like to just relax and read. This past weekend was our MVC retreat, so I couldn't write then. I have been very busy, as well. Still, not writing anything for a month isn't cool and I'll try to be better about it!

So, the title of my post is extreme home makeover. If you're not familiar with the TV show, a team picks a family who is in need of a new house, sends the family on vacation for a week and by the time they get back, their new house is ready. It's a pretty neat show and makes you feel good watching people help other people in need. Anyway, the show is here in Savannah this week. More specifically the show is on our block this week! It's crazy. Our street is closed and there are trailers and construction equipment, generators and everything else you need to build a house in less than 7 days. They are working literally around the clock but have been surprisingly quiet so far. They didn't wake me up last night. But there are a ton of people running around and they are making progress, they started on friday night and the old house is now gone, the new foundation is poured and they are putting up the new walls! Tonight they are hosting a block party for all of the neighbors - because we have to put up with them all week. To be honest though, it hasn't been too much of an inconvenience and it's for a great cause so I don't mind at all. I saw Ty Pennington today, the host of the show, like right next to our house.

It's something pretty cool and exciting for the week. We've been strolling down to the end of the street to see the progress on the new house from time to time, and we are going to volunteer ourselves to help out during the week.

In other news, GO IRISH!!!! That was so much fun to watch us put a whooping on Utah! I was not expecting that in my wildest dreams. We played well, and Kelly made some great adjustments from past games. We controlled the line of scrimmage and actually ran the ball. Our defense was stellar and our special teams fantastic. Very encouraging. I am so happy for the current students at ND, they have been through a lot, especially the seniors. At least my class had 2006 to enjoy. The current seniors deserved this game and rightly celebrated on the field afterwards. From here, if we can have a better showing against the option the second time around and beat Army, we become bowl eligible. After Army is the trip to USC, and a win against those bums is long overdue. Hopefully we can finish strong and make it to a bowl, we need the extra practice!

Until next time (which hopefully will not be a month from now), best wishes from Savannah!

1 comment:

  1. talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience! that's so cool you were able to be part of something so extreme :) miss you!