Something a bit on the positive side to start the weekend. From the NY Times:
THE Turner family, who left town on a much-needed vacation a week ago, is about to get a look at its new three-story elevator-equipped and wheelchair-accessible home.
The television cameras for the ABC reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will be rolling Sunday morning for the full ritual hoopla, moving aside an enormous trailer parked in front of the house for “the reveal,” the moment when 54-year-old Beverly Turner and her nine adopted special-needs children get to see a place scrupulously planned to be perfect for them in every detail.
The Turners’ old house, at 79 Harrison Place, a boarded-up two-story wood-frame structure that caught fire last fall, was still standing when they left, on the very same 50-by-124-foot lot where the new house, with its stone foundation, expansive bay windows and custom features was built — in four days.
Then, the “Extreme” people told the builders they had something “extra-special” in mind, Mr. Morris recounted. “They said they wanted us to do the biggest and highest house ever built for the show, and they wanted an elevator so the children can go all over the house,” he said.
A special two-hour episode of “Extreme Makeover” featuring the Irvington project is tentatively scheduled to appear on Sunday, May 21, at 8 p.m., as the season finale.