Season 6 blessedly started with me spending quite a bit of time at home editing episodes and prepping specials, after a whirwind two years traveling, I was ready to settle in a bit. In fact Season 6 has brought me more time at home then ever before. But a gal has to travel every once in a while.
-Being so nervous to work with the military for our "Trading Spaces: Operation Home Base" special on McGuire AFB. It was quite the challenge, but if it wasn't for that I never would have been able to travel to the middle east:
-Heading to Boston early and seeing North Mississippi Allstars the weekend before our shoot started. Playing that shows' recording over and over till my travel mates got quite annoyed.
-Being in Austin, TX during SXSW. Whoa. So many scenesters...so little time. Some of my favorite Homeowners lived here. That is one town I could really live in, now if only it was 104 in the summer most days.
-Going to the Austin rodeo with Todd and Chris, eating fall off the bone ribs, bull riding, and watching Lynryd Skynryd whip that stadium into a frenzy.
Seeing 7 different acts perform in one days:
2 shows in the parking lot of the eco friendly hardware store.
3 bands at the main stage in the park downtown
Watching Willie Nelson from backstage at the Backyard. ((Standing in line for the bathroom in Paula Nelson's(what a peach she is) dressing room waiting for Norah Jones to get out of the can so I can take a leak already!))
Going to the Willie afterparty at Poodies (out in the boonies) and hearing this chick RIP out some blues.
- Going to Santa Cruz, CA. Shot a special and still had time to hike in the woods and go surfing.
-Shooting in Philly and having little visitors.
This is Addie...she turned one the day after this pic was taken.
-Being a homeowner on the show. What an experience. It certainly was interesting to see how the other half lives...
I just love my new room...especially my sewing table (which you can iron on!!)
-Going to Providence and being pleasantly surprised....and loving Castle Hill, water fire, and the Madeline. Fun stuff.
That's the boat we sailed on, shot from the lawn at the Castle Hill Inn.
-Going to Asheville and staying an extra night to play with our Homeowners. It was a blast!!!
-Shooting in Charlotte...watching my last "live" reveal, watching our trailer pull away from, finishing the earliest we have ever finished! Not a bad way to leave the road at all.
Since that episode I have been home, spending time with Otis, logging and editing episodes. It was special for me to do that so I could travel and see friends and family.
Gotta love him.
Tonight is our wrap party. It's time to say goodbye to the show as we know it.