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 14, 2006

HGTV - Day 3 - Tragedy!

Okay, not really... But it sounded awfully dramatic, didn't it?

Even the most blessed of houses run out of luck at some point, and that's what happened today. Matt James, our host and designer from The City Gardener in the UK, suffered heat exhaustion yesterday and so he was out of the mix . While the work continues, he won't be here to oversee it. Likewise, it will push our "reveal" day a bit because that's the day Steve and I will carry in the plants, help put them in the ground, and then do our wrap up. No idea yet as to when that will happen.

But it will create built-in drama for the episode... though Steve and I aren't that worried. I can't wait to see how "dramatic" this all becomes once the episode airs.

See the green dot where the freeways merge in this satellite photo? That's our house, and that's the rain storm from Northern California that is currently crashing onto our house.

Mind you, today was the day that we were supposed to paint the walls and have the tiles put in. Fortunately, there is a production taking place so the workers put up a blue tarp.

Here I am painting our pink, purple, and green walls a lovely shade of Mediterranean cream. (Though it did end up streaking in certain areas when the rain really poured.)
And here is Luis, our tile man, working through the rain to get half of our tiles laid out.
Steve worked at the office today, then when he came home they interviewed us on our thoughts regarding the progress. All good.

Tomorrow they will shoot me "working" from home. And us painting again. And the wood slats go up on the walls as well as the completion of the tile floors.

But the big exciting news??? We get to sleep until 7am tomorrow morning! And there ain't nothing tragic about that!


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