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.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

HGTV - Day 4 - Back In Action

Matt James from City Gardener (or as the US version will be called Urban Outsiders) is still out of action but the contractors and crew were hard at work as the rain cleared up and we began work on Day 4.

Steve and I woke up again at 6am so that we could finish painting the walls cream; we'd painted yesterday, but the rain created streaks on those surfaces so we had to patch everything up. Here's Steve observing work from our bedroom window.
Here's our carpenter, Paul, putting in the cedar slats on the wall. Notice how he's balancing on one board to do the job because the tiles below him (laid out by Henry, the guy on the left) are still wet. But at least you can get an idea of how that wall is going to look now.

Here's Ian, the camera man, after he stepped on one of those wet tiles and and it squished out of place. He was kind enough to fix it.

With Matt away, our very busy crew hung out quite a bit. Here's Phil (sound), Bernie (director) and Ian the notorious cameraman.

For an interesting visual twist, Ian and Bernie got up on the roof. Here they are about to shoot us. They discovered this when the contractor, Bernie, and myself had to lower something from the front of the house into the backyard via the roof. I'll keep you in suspense as to what that was for the actual show.

More interviews with Steve and I also happened today. Tomorrow everyone is taking off. It was supposed to be our "reveal" day but with Matt out that's not going to happen. We think Wednesday will be the day now, but I'll keep you posted.

Happy Easter y'all. Jesus loves you and so do I.


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