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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

I visited the build site for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for the final time before the BIG reveal on Sunday afternoon. The light was beautiful and I had just 30 minutes to photograph. The Grommesh family is in for such a treat.

Here are two of my favorite images from tonight. Enjoy! Ann

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Here’s a look at a few scenes from the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build site in Moorhead, Minn., Friday morning.

Cast members Paul DiMeo [above] and Eduardo Xol [below] visited with spectators during breaks in filming. Special guest Aaron Bilven of Minot, N.D., was on hand to celebrate his 19th birthday. Aaron’s family experienced an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition four years ago. He’s the guy with the super big smile below.

Work continues at a steady clip and the number of spectators appears to be growing. Enjoy! Ann

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Photographing the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build site in Moorhead, Minn., comes with a unique set of challenges. Construction is going on around the clock. There are also lots of folks around the build site. People are always doing something. It could be working, watching, filming, relaxing or just catching up with the rest of the world via cell phone or Internet. All of these things are fantastic – especially when you want to document what’s going on with a camera.

That said, the site and surrounding areas are visually overwhelming. The house itself is constantly changing and it would be easy to just keep photographing the structure over and over again. But, that really isn’t necessary. There is a live feed of the construction site and lots of folk photographing [and filming] the house. When I visited the site earlier today I really tried to focus my energy on two things: people and details.

If I could share one word about the workers, volunteers and project managers involved in the project, it would be passion. Everyone I’ve spoken with or observed is passionate about creating this beautiful home for Bill, Adair, Peighton and Garrett Grommesh. The family will see their new home Sunday afternoon.

That’s all for now. Ann

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Wow. The folks at the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition build site in Moorhead, Minn., were very busy last night. Seriously. And, the unofficial word is things are right on schedule.

It’s a great project for a great family.

Spectating and cheering is encouraged. Details are online here. More photographs from today’s effort will be posted in the Photos section of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition [Fargo-Moorhead] facebook page the later this evening.

Enjoy. Ann

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

I made it back to the build site for a bit earlier today. Things are definitely getting done. The foundation is in place and workers are moving on to other tasks.

It really is exciting to see progress on the house, which is being built as part of an Extreme Makeover: Home Edition project. It’s also interesting to see how the neighborhood is adjusting to the influx of equipment, trailers and people. The best places to check for frequent project updates are via facebook and on the project’s website.

I need to run, but am hoping to get back to the build site after dark. This operation is running around the clock.

Best, Ann

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition