Urban Outsiders At Our Home

HGTV came out and redid our backyard in Los Angeles for their new show Urban Outsiders. This blog follows the entire journey and will be updated as the show airs. Entries are listed from recent to oldest-- just like with most blogs-- so if you want the whole story from the beginning, start in the archives.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Backyard Weather Watch - Day 5 & supply run

This is the five-day forecast leading up to our taping on HGTV's new show Urban Outsiders (I guess they didn't think The City Gardener would resonate with US Audiences or something. Or maybe there was a legal issue... who can say? But the press link tells about the show.)
So look at today's weather. While it says partly cloudy, it's actually very sunny right now. Crisp and clear with a wonderful view of the Craftsman homes in the hills and downtown skyline in the distance. So maybe they're not entirely accurate. But...

Here's the 6-10-day forecast:
THIS IS CALIFORNIA! Could someone please tell God to stop the rain! Lord!

At least it looks to be sunny for the final "reveal" day, which is also Easter. Hallelulia!

Steve came home Wednesday and there was a note saying a lumber company tried delivering the wood for our backyard remodel. The plastic tarp used to cover the wood had been left, as had some packing wood and the invoice, but nothing else. Steve panicked.

Now Steve will freely admit that he doesn't do well in a crisis-- that's my territory-- though I have no doubt he can rise to the occasion like when I got dehydrated in Las Vegas from too much drinking. But what if the mountains of wood had been stolen? What if they just ditched it when they saw our house was pink. WHAT WAS GOING ON????

He called the lumber company and the guy had no idea who he was or what was going on. It was like Steve was speaking Greek; which wouldn't have been helpful because the man was Hispanic.

I e-mailed the producers from work and by the time I came home the crisis was answered: the delivery came a week early and the workers called the producers when no one was here to pay for the wood. They had to take it back to wherever they came from. Probably Anaheim. By Disneyland.

Let's pray that this is the only crisis we have to deal with.


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