Thursday, July 16, 2009

Extreme Home Makeover, Missouri Version


The 3770 square foot home the Extreme Home Makeover crew is building this week near Springfield

The Hamptons and their two children lived in an 880 square foot house with one bedroom and one bathroom. When they adopted four more kids, the cozy home became cramped although organized and tidy. Early this week, the Hampton family was sent off to Disney World and the Extreme Home Makeover team came in and literally blew up the house and tumbledown barn. Today, the replacement house is enclosed and roofed. The Hamptons will move back in next week. This amazing effort takes incredible coordination and lots of community support. Large numbers of volunteers from many local agencies are participating: Convey of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, and many others. It touched our hearts; Ben and Logan each dug deep into their personal money and gave generous donations. Although, the Hamptons are getting a big new house for free, they still will have a $300,000 gift to declare on their taxes and much higher property taxes to pay.
Ben, Logan, and next-door neighbor Cameron wish the Hamptons happiness in their new home.



This was my construction project last week. Not noble like the Home Makeover, but it kept me out of trouble while the boys were out of town. I took a break from making quilts to try my hand at something different. This purse is the result. I prefer making quilts!

7 comments:

  1. The purse is cute though. ;)

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  2. Colleen said...
    Will this be aired on the Extreme Makeover show?
    How cool you guys got to be a part of that!

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  3. Yes, it will be aired, but I don't know when.

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  4. I also like the purse. It is also cool about the house too.

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  5. Oh that was me by the way...Rachel

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  6. What a fabulous way for Ben and Logan to learn about neighborly love. Very heartwarming!

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  7. I"m not going to show the "old" Cameron a photo of the "new" Cameron! Cute purse...

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