Okay friends, this post is my attempt to wrap up the end of our Fix It & Finish It updates. No doubt I will mention it again in the future, but I think it’s probably time to move on to all the other things that have been happening with us lately. 🙂 But first! My final (for now) Fix It & Finish It post! For those of you who didn’t get to see the episode, I wanted to share some of my favorite moments. 🙂
“Meeting” Dave, the builder for our project. Except that we had previously met Dave a couple of weeks before when he came to get measurements for the project. Here he is explaining the game plan to us (which is essentially: smash wall).
Christopher still working hard on the wall. They didn’t air it in the episode, but I spent a good chunk of time tearing down drywall. I promise I wasn’t totally useless, haha! (also, you can totally see Christopher’s mic here!)
Sharing a laugh with Antonio (telling him how glad I am to see this wall come down!). Also, excuse my crazy hair. That’s what I get for constantly removing my mask to talk on camera to having to put it back on to tear out dry wall. 😉
And then the emotional part… the BIG REVEAL! Where we get to see the room for the first time. This was the only thing all day long that they only filmed once. So these are our genuine reactions to seeing everything for the first time. 🙂
We were so overwhelmed by everything they had done for us that it was hard to believe that this moment was actually happening. It felt so surreal. Just before we had come home for the big reveal we were talking about how amazing all of this was. That Fix It & Finish It chose us. That a local Memphis builder (Dave Moore) was willing to donate his time, crew, labor, and supplies to renovate this room. That a local Memphis designer (Ashley Toney) was willing to donate her time, expertise, and furniture to complete the space. You guys, they were not paid to do this. It was a gift to us. So with that in mind, you can see why we were so overwhelmed. All of this… was a gift to us.
Christopher: “There’s a patio…” You guys, if you haven’t seen the Big Reveal clip… watch it just for this moment. I love how he says it. It’s not the words, but the depth of emotion behind them. And just how excited we both are. 🙂
In case you missed any of these posts, here there are from the beginning: