Keeping the blogosphere posted on the goings on of the world of submarines since late 2004... and mocking and belittling general foolishness wherever it may be found. Idaho's first and foremost submarine blog. (If you don't like something on this blog, please E-mail me; don't call me at home.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Extreme Home Building In Idaho

The big news here in southwestern Idaho over the last week has been that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition showed up in Middleton (just NW of Boise) to build a new home for a deserving family. Today was the "Move That Bus!" portion of the filming, where the family got to see their new home for the first time. It was a long hot day for those who got to see the unveiling of the house, but for those who had to work and arrived late, it wasn't as exciting.

My daughter and I went out to Middleton after she got off work (I had the day off, since I'm on a new work schedule). When we got there about 2:15pm, there were over 1,000 people waiting to get on the buses that took you out to the home site -- the whole road was blocked off, so that was the only way to get there. We waited for about 30 minutes until they announced that they wouldn't be taking anyone else out. Here's a picture of part of the disappointed crowd:

While we didn't get to see the actual ceremony, it was still nice to see the town come together for the needy family in their midst. After the fire at their high school earlier this year, Middleton deserved to have something good happen to one of their own. We can't wait until October to see the episode when it finally airs.


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