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it is getting jam packed out there. this is where espn's "college game day" will broadcast in less than a half hour. moe braxton is talking to the fans this morning. i'm rosemary connors, just after 8:30 on this saturday. we'll get you to that scene down at independence mall and have your forecast in just a moment, but we want to update you on some new information that's coming out about the breaking news involving the russian airliner that crashed. we just learned that all 217 passengers and seven crew members were killed. the air bus crashed in egypt's central sinai peninsula, taking off from the red sea resort and it was on its way to the russian city of st. petersburg. we're finds out that egyptian officials say that the pilot of the airliner had reported technical difficulties andmented
to make an emergency landing before losing contact with air traffic controllers. this is the airline involved in the crash, an air bus plane similar to the one involved. the plane vapished from radar 23 minutes into the flight. this is new video of tearful -- of tearful friends and family members of passengers who arrived at the st. petersburg airport hoping for good news on loved ones, but as we told you, are learning that everyone on board that plane has died. be sure to stay with nbc news and nbc 10 for updates throughout the rest of the morning. all right, now let's get to michelle grossman tracking that weekend weather for us. michel michelle, there's been plenty of halloweens when it's been rainy outside. that's not today. >> good news, you can't incorporate the raincoat to the costume. today, you might need the jacket, but we're looking at chilly temperatures. not as cold sas last night, the
50s and hos tonig40s tonight, w cold, temperatures in the 30s. beautiful shot showing clear skies from the adventure aquarium camera. a lot of sun before we have cloud cover this evening. temperatures they are cold compared to yesterday. you feel that the second you step out the door, 14 degrees colder compared to 24 hours ago in mount holly, and it is 14 degrees colder in millville, putting us in the 30s. 29 in pottstown. at the freezing mark in redding and lancaster, 31 in allentown, and 33 in mount holly, and 35 in wilmingt wilmington. it is 37 in atlantic city and had 1 in wildwood, new jersey. throughout the rest of the day, sun and filling in more clouds throughout the late afternoon into the evening hours. by 11:00, 53, a mix of sun, clouds at 3:00, 356, and 56 at 6:00.
a chilly day, milder, though, sunday, more about that coming up. >> all right, michelle, thank you. today it is the biggest e game in the history of temple owls' football. the undefeated owls take on the notre dame fighting irish in prompt of a sell home crowd. here's a live look at lincoln financial field where the game kicks off at 8:00 this evening. to add to the excitement, temple is off to the best start in school history. nbc 10 ease monique braxton is live in independence mall where espn's "college game day" kicks off in a half hour, and students are out in full force. >> reporter: absolutely. also joined by folks supporting notre dame. let me show you the shoulderment the cro , the crowd so large, it's over on the north side of the stage as well. there's also an increased police presence here, and many of those students tell us they have been partying all night, and through this morning, sunrise, and you
can see the crowd continues to come. >> go temple! >> cheering on the crusade, that's the goal for the owls throughout the game. there's dozens of die hard notre dame fans. one guy came playing a bag pipe, brave in philadelphia, right? indpeps mall is the backdrop for the historic gridiron matchup between between the owls and irish. >> we didn't expect this at all, but here we are. >> exactly. unbelievele. >> you know you're outnumbered? >> oh, definitely, but this is our family, like, our whole family loves notre dame so we had to come like this. >> reporter: espn's game day
show begins in about 24 minutes, and it's the second trip to philadelphia on halloween. the second trip also to philadelphia since 2002. the owls are undefeated. they say they are ready to play to take on the irish, and they say they are ready for prime time. you see we have some friends that have just joined us now, cheering on the flyers as well as the owls, and we have notre dame fans here in the crowd, and check her pink sweater, i want to be a part of this, wave at me anyway. you're live on nbc 10. thanks for playing along. have a fun day everybody. let me show you the crowd one more time. look at that crowd. have you seen anything like it? not since the pope have we seen the large jumbotrons revving up the crowd for a spectacular day thanks to michelle and the fans' spirit here. it's been phenomenal. we're going to be here and have
as much of it as we can capsulize for you in the evening newscast. monique braxton, nbc 2010 news. >> that energy is contagious out there. you got it. this will cause traffic detours in the city as you saw there, market is closed between fifth and sixth until 7:00 this evening. that's because of the game day set. there's also going to be more traffic right around the lincoln financial field at 8:00 game time. keep that in mind as you head out the door today. in other news this morning, tracking extreme weather down south. two people are dead and two more missing after heavy rain caused flooding across central and south texas yesterday. part of austin saw 6 inches of rain in an hour, catching many off guard, drivers stranded yesterday and school was evacuated. storm system spawned three sused tornados. today, the national weather
service will be examining damage in those locations to determine if, in fact, they were tor nado. let's head to florida where two homes near tampa had to be evacuated overnight after a sink hole just opened up in the ground. take a look at that. the 30-foot wide hole sits in between two houses cleared at precaution. it's not an immediate threat to the rest of the neighborhood. this hole is near the place where a sink swallowed a man in 2013 while he slept, and it's also near where another sink hole opened up in the neighborhood back in august. still ahead, a few reminders and tips from the experts about trick or treating, what halloween hazards you should look out for on the big night of fun. also, making sure everyone is involved. one local school is making sure all students dress up and have fun on this hall weep.
tonight, when the kids trick or treat, you want them to be safe. we got tips and reminders for you. when it comes to the sweet treats, the american association of poison control says parents should inspect candy in the wrappers for holes or tears before your kids dig in. also, throw away any pieces that look like they may have been tampered with or could cause a choking hazard, and avoid home made treats from strangers that could contain unsafe ingredients. make sure you know who gives it
to you. if you or your kid is wearing face makeup this halloween, test it on some other out of the way part of your skin first. you want to make sure that you don't have an allergic reaction to the makeup. avoid applying to your eyes and wash off completely before you go to bed. if the makeoff has a bad smell, throw it away. it could be a sign of contaminati contamination. finally, a warning about glow sticks. they are good to carry around at night so the drivers see your kids, but children should never chew them or break them open. the liquid may cause skin irritation or nausea and burning if swallow. if you run into any problems during your halloween festivities, remember the first call should be to the local poison control center. you get to wear halloween costumes, right? >> that's at st. elizabeth's high school. they put your mind to paper to come up with costumes as part of spirit week. they came up with costume ideas
for kids in wheelchairs. one of the art teacher's best friends has a 5-year-old named natalie so the students drew up designs that might eventually help natalie and children like her enjoy halloween like every kid should. >> to have people like jen and her art students embrace kids like natalie and make their lives more normal, it's fantastic. >> st. elizabeth students do a lot of service projects this time of year. for example, the football team is working on projects that support people with neuromuscular disorders. a lot of good work happening there. tonight, the biggest game in temple football. a closer look at the owls' matchup against the notre dame fighting irish coming up in sports.
we know the game with temple tonight, we know trick or treating tonight, but runners hit the pavement for the rock n' roll half marathon. this is a live look where thousands of runners take off leaving from the oval, and they started at 7:30 comntinuing throughout the morning. it's normally on the third sunday of september, but delayed because of pope francis' visit to phillie. for more information and the road closures because it makes its way around the city, tap on the nbc 10 news app. now your nbc first alert
weather. all right. the warmup's a little longer because it is cold out there. temperatures in the 20s the 30s, 40s, and low 50 stz, not bad for a mare thop, but it is a cold start, temperatures below freezing in many spots, although philadelphia's the warmest spot near 40 degrees. weather headlines on saturday morning, off to the cold start, you feel the second you step out the door, feel the door, the cold air, following the halloween and temple forecast in a minute, and we're tracking the chance for stray showers sunday. isolated showers, not everyone will see a shower, but everyone has a chance to see one, showing you that too in a minute. 42 in philadelphia, mostly sunny skies, pretty out there, and looking at temperatures in the low 40z in philadelphia, but look to the north and west, a big difference, below freezing in many spots, 31 in allentown, 39 in pottstown, and freezing in westchester, cold south and east as well, 37 in atlantic city, 39 in dover, and there's the cold start. it's going to be a chilly finish
as we head towards afternoon right here, 59 the high this afternoon later on. we are looking at mostly sunny skies. that looks good. we bring in more cover later on this afternoon, to mostly cloudy skies overnight and waking up to clouds sunday. by this afternoon, you notice cloud cover, a view at 5:00, still chilly, in the 50s around 59 degrees at that point. overnight, we have the clouds in place, a few stray showers early on sunday, and then we start to clear things out later on sunday, meaning bringing more sunshine back, and it will be milder, too, with the southwesterly flow near 67 degrees. big difference in terms of temperatures tomorrow. we're going to bring back a little more warmth. today, mix of sun, clouds, little more cloud cover than in the morning. wind southwest at 5-10 miles per hour. halloween forecast, 356 by 8:00, 53 at 10:00. the jacket over the guys' costumes. notre dame versus pep. a big game, exciting, 8:00 at
53, and 11:00 is 51 you'll need a jacket, temperatures dropping to 49 degrees as you walk home. saturday, 59, sunday, milder, 67 after a stray shower and clouds in the morning. we're going to clear clouds out later on sunday, and monday, more clouds, mostly cloudy, a rain chance, especially south, 65, and then warmer on tuesday, mostly sunny, a nice day, and 72, 76 wednesday, thursday and friday nice as well sunny, and 75. good morning, i'm danny from comcast sports net. in the fall, football is front and center on the weekend, profootball at that, but this week it is all about the temple owls with the eagles on a by. dh cherry and white, no. 21 in the country, hosting notre dame under the lights. 7-0 for the first time in school history, but getting to 8-0 is none too easy. there's growing anticipation for
tonight's game. >> everyone talks about 7-0 right now, but two years ago, we were 1-6 in the spot. we've come a long way. myself, and all the seniors, i mean, there's really not -- we say it all the time, there's not much you can throw at autowe have not been through. >> the reason we come to notre dame, to play in big games like this. you look at the schedule before the season this year, and you don't necessarily circle temple, but the way things are set up and the way that notre dame plays football, somehow some way, something like this ends up happening. >> the basketball now, sixers took to the home court for the first time friday hoping for sweet music against the utah jazz. the number of tributes to honor moe tes, harold, and the former s status passing in the justify season. however, 12s in the field for 12 points, a debut, took the court
with a surprising ovation, paid 12 minutes. ugly game for the sixers, out of tune against the jazz. hayward up in the mug with the flush. jazz win 99-71. the ice, flyers entered buffalo, losers of two straight last night, dropping thursday's game against the devils and tuesday against the same sabers they battled friday. a difficult time with the sabers this week. last minute of the first period. look at that. nasty wrister beats michael. 1-0. second period, more buffalo, ryan o'reilly, a wicked slap shot wins it, ugly night for orange and black in buffalo, flyers lose 2-1, losing three straight. comcast sports net has cherry and white pregame live before the temple notre dame game, and tune in on comcast sports net. that's sports. i'm danny pommell.
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internet essentials from comcast. helping to bridge the digital divide. it's just a few minutes before 9:00 on this saturday. here's a live look down the shore of cape may. a few people out there on the beach taking a little bit of a morning stroll. deaf in thely cool. our meteorologist, michelle grossman, says temperatures in the area warm into the 50s. >> nbc 10 continues our commitment to clear the shelter, finding moment homes for adoptable pets. >> come here, may day. >> she's chilling on the ground. sniffing and chilling. >> come here, girl. >> oh, there we go. >> yeah, yeah.
joined this morning by ava, the west virginia spca. let's talk about mayday and the big halloween event you guys have going on. >> this is mayday. she's a sweet, sweet girl. she's a seven month old lab mix, and she would do best in a home with tweens or older. she needs to learn manners. >> she's stilt a little puppy. >> yes, only seven months. she has learning to do, but she's the sweetest thing in the world. >> something to keep in mind and make people aware of, she's going to get bigger? >> oh, yeah. she's got growing to do. she's got some loving to do also. she'll be good. >> this morning, later on today, you'll be making an appearance? >> yes. she'll be at the monster pets on black horse pike in new jersey
from 11:00 to 2:00. to adopt her, see her there, but we're actually even ag event at the eerie avenue shelter 12:00-3:00 today, our halloween event, we're really excited for. i'm in costume, and we're looking forward to a good time. >> families encouraged to bring kids dressed up, and if you are interested in adopting a pet, this is the place to be? >> yes, indeed. we'll also be running an adoption promotion, 10-50% off all dogs. >> nice. >> meet your new best friend and we'll be there. >> a reminder, mayday will be at monster pets. >> yes. she'll be at monster pets. >> she gets excited and calms down. >> exactly. >> you can give them a call at 2135-426-6300. a quick check of the weather with michelle grossman. >> a lot of sun, you need the
[theme music] the family we're surprising today is in desperate need of a rescue. mom works full-time, dad's a retired sheriff's officer. they have home issues, health issues, kid issues, dog issues, you name it, they're dealing with it, but those home issues, that's where i can help. i'm steven. i'm robin and i'm a senior executive assistant as well as a retail sales associate. and i'm a professional domestic engineer or house husband. --[laughs] we met at ruby tuesdays. i went for the burgers. yeah, and then i was your dessert. you can't say that on tv. why not?
steven: i've always said this particular area of warren county is the best part of new jersey. it's very quiet and peaceful. it's a great place to raise kids. robin: we have caitlyn. she's 14. we have brooke who's five. steven: my rambunctious son, steven jr. that's why i got to put on roller skates to keep up with him sometimes. come on, junior. go ahead, this way! brooke does have motor dyspraxia, which means is she's a little bit uncoordinated, but she has come a long way as far as her learning. steven: the important thing for me is my daughter knows that she's loved, and we support and we help her as much as we can. robin: even though she does have a disability, we don't treat her like she has a disability. where you going? look! brooke's crazy, carefree, annoying. you're cheating! we're sometimes fighting and on each other's backs and everything, but she's the best. i'm not giving you a head start. tag, you're it. i remember when i was growing up and having pets in the home
and how that felt to me, how special that was to me. less than a year ago, we adopted two beautiful dogs, ruby and marley from adoptapet.com. to me, i think any animal deserves a home. i love my dogs. brooke loves playing with ruby, especially at the park, because ruby-- goes down the slide. she goes down the slide. they're always there for you. they cheer me up, want to play with me, try to get me up and out of bed. robin: it's just so nice when i come in, not only are the kids running to give me hugs and kisses, but the dogs do too. as you can see, my sister has a lot of energy. [screams] yeah, we are in need of space. we lived here since october 2013. we really don't have any entertainment space. it would be awesome if we have had another room to play in.
steven: the outside sunporch, it's a dismal, dismal space. robin: my nickname for the sunroom is useless. steven: i describe it as a concrete floor with popsicle sticks for walls. [laughs] yeah, that's good. we're gonna need george to the rescue for brooke, more like, because-- steven: i would like to see the space fixed and utilized for our puppies and for our children. it is very difficult, because we have to make sure the bills are paid as well as having our kids and our dogs needs met first. steven: so it would be nice to have an open space, a warm space that they can relax and play, one that says home. all right, surprise time! you know, years from now we can look back and see how much joy that it will bring.
it really, really makes a tremendous difference to us. it would definitely take a lot of stress off their backs and my back. stop, what do you guys do in your bedroom, huh? george: uh-oh. here's somebody. maybe they know i'm here. morning, steve! oh, george, it's great to see you! -how's it going, man? -it's great to see you. you must be junior, what's up? yeah, no, my pleasure. and you must be robin. oh, hi, oh, wow! brooke, thanks for that kiss. and these are the puppies and you must be caitlyn! your hands are full is what you got. yeah, you got a little bit of everything, i know. you got toddlers, teenagers, puppies, and a house that needs some fixing up. yeah. i understand you guys obviously had to put some home improvement projects on the back burner, and i'm here to take those off the back burner and put them right in the oven and get them done, what do you say? we're here to rescue you. i was in shock. it's been a struggle here at the house since we've been here. this is the best thing that could happen. just to have an area for us and the kids and the dogs.
it's gonna be amazing. i would love to see what we're dealing with now that i met the family. i love the kids, the dogs. where are you? what? wait. hey brooke, where are you going? so it's chaos, but it was good chaos. well, it's going to be great to have my own space, and brooke's gonna have her own space in the sunroom. i can't wait. george: now that i met the family, i got to get my experts in here so i can figure out how to best help them. so welcome to what i guess could be considered a screened-in porch maybe at best. yeah. george: yeah. this one needs a little help, george. well, i'll be honest with you. it's a rough space. it's a mess. because the house has been added on to so many times, and because it hasn't been done that great in quality construction, you never know what you're gonna find. the bottom line here is that this structure is not conducive to living space. right. pull out this slab, get rid of these concrete steps, put proper footing in, a proper foundation and a proper frame. this is a take it down and do it over. george: what about design-wise? how are we gonna make this all flow?
i think that we should get rid of that door, give us more floor space in here, probably going that way. right, and we'll keep the outside door to give them access now, so they'll still be able to get access to the rear yard. and the dogs will need to be able to get out. we almost feel like we are below the ground level so. absolutely. i'm sure they're getting tons of water in here. when you look out the door, when the grass is higher than the floor you're standing on, that's a problem. the best way to determine what we need to do is to take a look outside. announcer: george to the rescue is sponsored in part by 3m. for more information about 3m products or to find a retailer near you, go to 3m.com.
we're on a hill. it's flowing right at the house. how are we gonna resolve that? well, the most important thing we need to do here is establish a proper foundation. once we raise the foundation up to where it should be, we can then make a nice swale to direct the water around the house. looking at the house structurally, if we tear off the existing porch dug, how is that going to affect the rooflines
and how well it comes back together? the main house has a gable. what we probably do is take from that existing right-hand side of the gable and just let the roof continue up to a ridge and then come back down. it's going to make it look like it has always been here. aha, so you can much more aesthetically pleasing. a dry, structurally sound home. i draw a beautiful room, that's the plan. that's what it's all about. we're going to hit the project hard and i've got everybody ready. all right, team, demolition, nothing makes me happier than taking something apart, but safety's always got to come first. so we got hard hats. we got glasses. we got ear protection, respirators. -do i get one too? -you got your glasses? -yes, sir. -here's your hard hat. so ken, what's the game plan, we're ripping this roof off, starting from scratch, right? we're gonna fold it up like a dixie cup and throw it in the truck. -i like the sound of that. all right. can i drive? sure, absolutely. all right! i like to say i know enough to be dangerous. so i'm gonna need you to talk me through this. so if you have, do you got insurance? what i even tell my kids when i taught them how to run the excavator, hands in will lift it up and pull things in, and hands out will put things
down and push things away. up. down. there we go. side to side. there's really nothing better than demo day, smashing things, taking things apart, jumping in heavy machinery and literally ripping down a sunporch. so i'm just gonna dig into the roof and pull it towards me. pull it down! all right. stay clear. just keep pulling? go ahead! put it all on the ground, george! [laughs] that's why you're wearing a hard hat when you're in the thing! so when we gave george the machine, he really gave it a challenge. he was riding it around like a bucking bull. it came down with a lot of force. boom! face first. thankfully i was wearing my 3m hard hat so i didn't knock myself out. there you go! that was awesome. that's perfect.
all right, yeah! think my work is done. no, you did perfect. and so this is my masterpiece. demo by george oliphant. dug structure has been cleared. it's time to tackle the pad and see what we're dealing with. let's hope that there's no more surprises. wow, look at the ant problem, george. george: oh, geez. wow, these are all carpenter ants. we didn't even need the back out. george: yeah, if we had a couple more months, then it would have been gone by itself. george, come on over here. as you can see, we got quite a bit of water damage. george: oh! what a mess. yeah, so we're gonna have to strip all this off. we're gonna have to keep chasing the rot until we see how far it goes. -yeah. might push back our time frame a little bit, but we'll make it right. all right. let's get this thing fixed. look at that. just give it a kick. don't kick too much, the whole house might come down well,
the easiest way to address this problem is to put the foundation in so we have a nice, flat surface from which to work. makes sense. then we'll cut it off, put it in some dry, solid wood, reshingle it the right way, problem solved. problem solved. walking the blank down into the pit where our old sunporch patio slab used to lie. patio had to go. george: so how are we rebuilding it the correct way? the most important thing is to get ourselves down below the frost line and put a proper footing in. we've got our forms in place. we got our rebar in place and we're ready to go. [laughs] george: i tell you, the girls really-- kevin: go, george, go! george: big biceps. kevin: go, george, go! next time, kevin, i want the job where i get to push the chute. never take the shovel first. always take the chute. kevin: we got a nice, strong frame now, george.
we're ready to put our addition on. george: that's all the block that we're going to need for our foundation? yeah, sure. watch out though. so what do i do? george is taking the controls. just a minute. don't worry about a thing, all right, kevin? i got this. --[laughs] he's actually doing okay. george: that where you want it? that's fine, perfect. george: sure? kevin: yes. george: because i'm gonna put it there. kevin: go ahead. that's the way! --[yells] oh, here comes the truck. well that, my friend, is a lot of lumber. look at all that! that's a good thing to see, isn't it? george: i'm super psyched to have blue ridge lumber on board. what can we do? how can we make your life easier? -can we help you at all? -nah, i'm good. kevin: let's just get the heck out of the way. yeah. now there's some machinery i like to try. i think i'm gonna leave this one to him though. that's right. no, i'm not driving that. yeah.
see, this is existing, this is demo. exactly. the next wall will be a foot higher. george: right. man: so when you put the rafters, this part will be vaulted. george: and then meet with the other roof. this has to stay. these are all trusses. you can't mess with trusses. -don't mess with trusses. -you can't. i'm gonna get that tattooed right here. you need headers and don't mess with trusses. don't mess with the trusses. so we'll be putting our new system on top of this and then new rafters across here. george: no, i'm feeling this room all coming together right here around me. okay? okay, don't forget to pull back. pull back. easy, easy. all right, kevin, you ready? i'm gonna shoot you in the foot. kevin: i got it. where we going with this? we going up? all right. get on your ladder. i'm getting on my ladder. this one is your header. that's the drop header because you drop it in. then you got your jack studs above. george: give you this, ready? kevin: ready.
slide it in. i just wanted to stand here and make sure you did it right. there you go. we got all our tarps ready to go. so as soon as we're done finishing this frame, we're going to flop those tarps right in place. george: we're finished. not now. almost. almost! it is almost time. batten down the hatches! [laughs] abc supply company coming in huge. siding, roofing. no reason to build this whole extension and not have a roof over it, right? kevin, it's no secret that when we arrived here, the yard was in pretty bad shape, but now that we've had everyone working here, we've had the excavators, the trucks, it's safe to say this thing is a mess. so what are we going to do about that? well, when we first got here, we had a grade issue for water penetrating the house. yeah, water issues, all kinds of things. we're gonna go ahead and put the grade back
where it needs to be, re-topsoil the yard, and it will be good as new. kevin's got everything under control here at the house, so i'm gonna have a little fun with robin and caitlyn at the ramapo-bergen animal refuge where we're gonna play with some cats and dogs. meow. [music playing] this is my friend wendy. -how are you? hi. wendy, this is robin and caitlyn. hi robin, hi caitlyn! good to see you. -great to see you. i'd love to take you through the kennel, and then i thought you could maybe take some dogs for a walk, and we'll see what it's like when they play out in the run. sound good? i told you we'd get a chance to play with cats and dogs. let's do it! we're the leading no-kill shelter in bergen county, meaning that once an animal comes here, they stay here until they find a forever home. george: do you ever wonder what they're all saying to each other? they're saying adopt me. you really do speak the language of dogs. i do. would you guys like to go walk some dogs? yes. hi!
you're so cute! george: pretty sure you're missing the point by carrying the dog, caitlyn. it's called walking the dog. caitlyn: i know but she's so adorable! robin: oh my god, it was the best day. we had so much fun. whoa! whoa! wendy: this is one of our more energetic dogs. his name is mac. george: yeah! yeah, mac! it's no secret that robin and caitlyn are big animal lovers. mac literally had robyn pinned on the turf and was licking her face. she was just loving it. who doesn't love dogs? i think we could call ourselves the dog whisperers, huh? you saw how good they-- -they really love me. -and me? mmhmm.
that floor up to make it marry up with the existing family room. what that allowed us to do was to be able to open up that room from one to the other. we trayed the ceiling up, gave us a little bit more of a celebration of height, and by surrounding that space with windows, it's now a very bright and airy space and it has volume to it. i love all the windows, and i love how this room just flows into that room as if they were always part of the same original structure. we created the flow and this organic feeling because we have the same carpet running into both rooms. george: right. we also extended the same paint color into both rooms, giving us this very, very beautiful, open feeling. i like this. this is true rescue style. the carpets are literally being laid as the furniture is coming in to be positioned. sara: and all the furniture is coming from michelangelo designs, a great italian company. i can't wait to uncrate it! this room should have seating in the middle
so that they can all sit together if they choose to do that. well, what's nice about this furniture and these fabrics that are on it is it's pet and kid-friendly. i'd love to have a game table and chairs over here, homework, paperwork, arts and crafts. ooh! look at these chairs! perfect. aren't they great? they're easy for the kids to pull in and out of the table. i call it elegant and edgy. and we need a place for our furry friends in the corner. yes, the dogs need a place too. live, love, bark. sara: and we'll leave the small one in the corner and the two bigger ones on the side. george: all right. that's gonna go right here? sara: yes. we'll put their treats there, too. so you put one on the wall, one on the picture, and then boom. if you need to pull it off, doesn't leave any marks. kevin: throw it up there, george.
do you remember what this space was when we started? kevin: it was rough. and then look around at what it is now. i do. now it's usable. it wasn't before. it's just a great, friendly, warm place now. and every time it's done, but they are gonna have a lot of fun in here. a lot of good times in here. -thanks, george. aw, bring it in. group hug. group hug. this house had a lot of issues. what made the experts so great on this rescue is they had to marry an old, existing structure with a new structure, make everything feel organic and seamless. that is the sign of true professionals and true experts. we've created a circular space for everybody to enjoy being with one another. it's just nice to walk into your house and smile and feel that you have a place to be. high five. high five. hugs. brooke's got the energy. i can tell you this. your house is in a lot better shape from when we started and to where we are right now. so it's all buttoned up. you wanna see what we did? -yes. brooke: mommy. george: follow me. caitlyn: come on, brooke. brooke: wow!
brooke: mommy. george: follow me. caitlyn: come on, brooke. go, go, go, go, go! brooke: wow! robin: oh my god, this is amazing! caitlyn: it's so beautiful! boy, the transformation's amazing. brooke, how do you like the new room? i love it. why do you love it? because i love my animals. this is for the dogs. george: that's for all the dogs. robin: oh, how great! oh, that's great! we actually have a real yard. i didn't envision this at all. this is the space that always should have been here. now it actually feels like a home. i think the kids are really gonna enjoy it a lot. [laughs] i think everyone's gonna be happy in here. dogs and people alike.
yes. steven: george, this is absolutely beautiful. well, welcome home. glad we were able to give you an area that flows with your original family room and just gives you more space, and it's dry, it's comfortable. obviously, you guys, i didn't do this all by myself. an amazing crew came together to make this all happen, but instead of telling you all about them, why don't we go outside and meet them? robin: yes. sound good? been a struggle the past couple years. it's been hard. financially, we were sweating it out because we really didn't know what to do, and i really think the sunroof probably would have collapsed on us. we know that there are great people out there. i can't say thank you enough. [inaudible]. i couldn't ask for anything more. follow me. this is the family and family, these are the amazing people that made this rescue possible. [all cheering] brooke here, she'd always be in my room, annoying me.
i think this room's gonna change that. she's not gonna bother me as much. i mean, i feel like she's gonna be in here playing. you know, it's good, it's a good thing. thank you, george. george: release the hounds! oh yeah, they're like oh my god, oh my, oh, oh boy, oh boy, who's is this a big play space for us? is this a big place we can run around? oh boy, oh boy. i'm so excited. i don't even know what's going on. you guys don't have to thank me. any time, any time, happy to do it. caitlyn: so excited!