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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled Broadcasting....Reno Show!

Sorry Readers. Today will not be a report on how I struck out at the thrift store or--oh joy!--found some milk reduced for quick sale on the very day we needed to make yogurt. Such are my usual simple pleasures.

No. I am here to say that the make-over show that picked the house Frugal Son lives in finished work yesterday. The make-over took one week. The show will air in December. I have never seen the show (it is fairly new and it features Amish people). In fact, we've never seen a DIY or HGTV show.

This opportunity fell on us out of the sky when one of Frugal Son's roommates was working as a gofer on a tv production in Mississippi. The producer asked if he knew of a neat house in New Orleans that needed a makeover. He said, "How about mine?" Thank you, Colin!

I haven't seen the finished results yet, but Frugal Son likes them and is rather reeling over the whole experience.  I don't think we can post pics till after the episode airs in any case. The only hint I've had of the treasures within is on the Facebook page of one of the companies involved.

I had a nice chat with the Amish fellow on the right (if you click on the Facebook page above). He overheard my saying that I was hungry and he offered to share his po-boy with me. I accepted.


Janice said...

That sounds so neat! I've seen other shows featuring the same group so I expect this will be fabulous and fun to watch.

tess said...

wonderful! it would be a dream come true to have a team of skilled carpenters come over

Anonymous said...

I am so surprised you've never watched home shows on TV. About 10 years ago I was so addicted to Trading Spaces and Clean Sweep on TLC! I hope the show featuring your son's home can be watched online.

Gam Kau said...

So exciting! Please share details as you are able, what a nice adventure to fall in your lap. :)

The Frugal Shrink said...


Frugal Scholar said...

@Janice--The house looks great!
@tess--It is! I still can't believe it.
@exacting--We don't have cable. I am somewhat addicted to Architectural Digest--same function in life.
@GK--It should air in December. Fast!
@FS--Yes. As above, I still can't believe it.