Filming for the TV show

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl
https://activerain.com/droplet/jsM

Hey everyone. It's been an exciting week.  Very busy and now it looks like we will be in 2 episodes for the TV where they fix up your home.  (I can't disclose the name).

It's been a whirlwind, and that's an understatement.  I have to say the cast and crew and homeowners have all been super super nice.  And, they all LOVED the work, so that was great to hear.

So last Tues, my guys did a sanding & refinishing job overnight...since that's how these shows work - everything in a snap and using fast drying water based poly.  They decided they wanted to add me to that episode, so got my hair done and rushed over on Weds.  As I arrived, the cameras were rolling and they greated me and just kept them rolling. they got me in and out in 5 minutes.  Incredible.

Today, was the main episode for me.  The plan was to re-enact what our discussion consultation from 2 weeks ago.  But, of course, nothing goes as planned when you are working with old homes.  We had plans to refinish those floors, too...but....of course, when they ripped up the vinyl, there was no hardwood to be anywhere...only plywood.  SNAG.

refinish hardwood floors - westchester NYSo, we literally had to improvise and you'll see it on the show.  It was 3:30pm and I had to find a way to get hardwood flooring there by tomorrow morning.  Check! Gotta love my good friend, Bob who came through me for me in a pinch. It will be there between 9-10am.  Then, and this was the trickier part...had to switch crews and find guys to help out for tomorrow night for over night work...which would normally not be a problem except that I've sold so many jobs that we have 2 crews booked solid for every day this week.  It wasn't looking good.  Initially, it was looking like I was going to have to bump one of my customers...and believe me, I wanted to avoid that like the plague....Thankfully, we got all resolved by 5:30 with none of my regular customers affected.

So, crossing my fingers that all is okay tomorrow, w/ 2 jobs, finishing up several others, an evening job and then 2 more for Weds.

I need a VACATION.

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Rainmaker
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Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula
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Debbie:  I am so happy for you this is going to bring you much well deserved notoriety!

Aug 08, 2011 04:05 PM #23
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DeeDee Riley
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You are amazing, Debbie!  I can't wait to see the show.  Please keep us posted on it's airing.

Aug 08, 2011 04:51 PM #24
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Tammy Lankford,
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I can't wait to see it.  You will let us all know exaclty when it will air won't you?

Aug 08, 2011 05:00 PM #25
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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You never cease to amaze me Debbie! How cool is that? Being on television for all to see. Please let us all know when it airs, or somehow get it to us. Looking forward to seeing Westchester Flooring on TV!

Aug 08, 2011 06:02 PM #26
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Jay Markanich
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How fun is this!?  You will of course let us know when they air.  And send us each a personal DVD with you on it.  Thanks.

Have fun!

Aug 08, 2011 10:43 PM #27
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Jane - Thank you so much. You have been such a huge support.

DeeDee - thx.  Yes, I definitely will.

Tammy - Thank you. Yes, I will.

Tom - Yes, it's very exciting and very lucky.

Jay - LOL, I'll let you now when it's on TV.

Aug 08, 2011 11:39 PM #28
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Debbie,

You will need a vacation after this. I think you better be lining up 2 more crews also as your business has no way to go but up! Sounds to me like your organizational skills and ability to think quickly on your feet makes a huge difference in your business:). I'm just saying......

Aug 09, 2011 12:25 AM #29
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Dorie - Thx.  You are slways so sweet.  Yes, we are in process of building up.  It's challenging to do though when you are so busy.  Ironic.

Aug 09, 2011 12:30 AM #30
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Christine Smith
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Debbie....I love those shows!  Will we waiting to find out when it is so I can watch & tell my family "I know her!"

Aug 09, 2011 06:39 AM #31
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Chris Smith
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South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Wow, Debbie, how exciting!  My wife and I watch HGTV all the time and will have to keep an eye out for you.  You must let us know the name of the show when it is airing, though in Canada, we often have a delay...

btw, I while back after I had reblogged a few of your posts, you sent me an e-mail with a number of links to posts you had written a while ago that you felt were more suited to re-blogging.  I seem to have saved it somewhere I cannot find it or accidently deleted it.  When you have time to come up for air, could you please re-send me that information please?

Thank You, and looking forward to telling Helen, "I know Debbie Gartner!!" =)

Aug 09, 2011 06:56 AM #32
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Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618
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Debbie - sounds like this could be a very rewarding adventure for you guys. Best of luck with it and hope it all goes well....

Aug 09, 2011 09:08 AM #33
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Christine - Thx. As soon as I know, I will announce it on here.

Chris - Thx.  I will definitely let you know, and hoping to include somehow on my website and blog, even though the dates may be different in Canada.  Oh, and here it is the link to my favorite flooring posts  I willl email to you ...and if you ever can't find it, just go to my profile page and you'll see a link to it.

Lisa & Robert - Thx.  Yes, I think it will be.

Aug 09, 2011 11:46 AM #34
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Debbie, just listening to the saga gets me tired.  Can see why you're in need of a vacation.  Hope the filming continues to go smoothly and keep us informed of when things will air.

Aug 09, 2011 01:56 PM #35
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Patricia Kennedy
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Debbie, wow!  That is too cool!  A star is born on Active Rain!

Aug 09, 2011 02:51 PM #36
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
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hi Debbie -- it all sounds GOOD Fantastic!  Who doesn't love being so busy you might have to add another crew?  Good for you, and I hope we get to see the "secret" TV show before long!!

Aug 09, 2011 07:17 PM #37
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Leah - LOL.  Yes, day 2 of 2nd one went smoother (except for the rain).  I will keep you posted.

Patricia - Thx.  Yes, this was very lucky.  It was due to my blog.

Maureen - Oh, yes, we do need to hire more people for sure.

Aug 09, 2011 11:30 PM #38
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Ginny Gorman
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The cats out of the bag Deb & I'm so glad it went well for you...you need to beef up your staff and I would think  that a sales person coming on board will be easier...congrats!!

Aug 10, 2011 12:19 AM #39
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Ginny - Oh, that's a great pt. I hadn't thought about that.

Aug 10, 2011 12:24 AM #40
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Janet Jones
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC - Kihei, HI
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii

Hi Debbie--that must be so exciting for you!  Okay, I know it's also a lot of extra work, but you so deserve this exposure, too.  Can't wait to see the episodes. 

Aug 10, 2011 12:27 AM #41
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Janet - Thx so much.  yes, I can't wait to see it. 

Aug 10, 2011 12:30 AM #42
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