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11.09.2005

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Last month the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition people were in Wells, Maine (the town right next door to mine). This Sunday, November 13, the episode will air on ABC. The "makeover" was done for a lobsterman who lost his arm in a boating accident. He was out on a stormy day and got his arm caught in some machinery, he ended up having to cut off his own arm to get out of it. I know, what episode doesn't give you the warm fuzzies? At any rate, there has been a lot of talk since the episode was taped (I'm sure it's the same in most places...someone gets something someone else didn't...jealousy ensues) that basically word on the street was it was questionable whether the episode would air after some things were discovered about the lobsterman (ie-a criminal act committed over 20 years ago where he allegedly robbed a fast food restaurant, drunk driving, etc). From the article linked above it seems as though a few Mainers (including his ex-wife) all question the selection process and whether he and his family deserved the home and attention. I had heard before the article was published that he wasn't a very kind man...but I have obviously never met him and most likely never will. He's under contractual obligation not to speak on anything until after the show airs this weekend...so we'll see what happens after that.

I saw the reveal on the local ABC affiliate the day it occurred and the house is pretty amazing. It's a beautiful log cabin with a wrap around porch. He got some other things that happen on the reveal this weekend, so I won't spoil it for the die hards.

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