Friday, August 5, 2011
Our first day working for Extreme Makeover Home Edition in Columbus, Ohio was amazing.
Yes, it was hot, sweaty, dirty & exhausting. But, it was an amazing experience.
The home sits at 1507 Dewey Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. It was actually a charming little medium-blue house, but at just 941 square feet, was entirely too small for the family of seven that lived there.
From the Columbus Dispatch (click to view the entire story, including pictures & a slideshow):
“Claustrophobic” doesn’t begin to describe the conditions at 1507 Dewey Ave., near a small foundry.
The furnace is in the living room. The washer and dryer are in the small kitchen. The hot-water tank is in the only bathroom.
From there we boarded a shuttle to be taken to the site.
Throughout the afternoon, volunteers on golf carts would deliver water & snacks to those working on the sites. It was much appreciated!
Our next scheduled work day is Sunday from 8pm to 11pm. We'll be priming the interior of the house.