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Volunteers carry a support beam as construction continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

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Volunteers carry a support beam as construction continues on a new home that is being built for the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.

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  • Volunteers carry a support beam as construction continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Construction continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Construction continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Volunteer Michael Arwood, who is deaf, uses an interpreter to tell about his experience working on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Volunteers Megan Varner, left, and Sara Haque carry materials on the construction site as work continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Construction continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Volunteers carry a support beam as construction continues on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012.
  • Construction work continues Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show site. A new home is built for Daniel and Mandy Watson who run Restoration House, a nonprofit organization that helps low income single mothers find housing.(Rachel Wise/News Sentinel)
  • Construction work continues Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show site. A new home is built for Daniel and Mandy Watson who run Restoration House, a nonprofit organization that helps low income single mothers find housing.(Rachel Wise/News Sentinel)
  • Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, second from right, stopped by the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition site on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
  • Dempster Poured Concrete workers construct poured in place walls on a new home that is being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville Thursday, Jan. 13, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)(ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Volunteers work on a home being built for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' that will supply a new home for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville Thursday, Jan. 13, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show project manager Jimmy Hawkins, left, talks with Dempster Poured Foundations co-owner Ross Dempster Thursday at the home of Daniel and Mandy Watson in West Knoxville. Dempster's 18 crew members put in 630 hours on the project, pouring 345 cubic yards of concrete. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Trucks line Robinson Road in West Knoxville as volunteers for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' build a new home for Daniel and Mandy Watson Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Equipment and supplies sit at the intersection of Tori and Robinson Roads in West Knoxville as volunteers for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' build a new home for Daniel and Mandy Watson Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Trucks line Robinson Road in West Knoxville as volunteers for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' build a new home for Daniel and Mandy Watson Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Jill Johnson, left, and The Cup owner Meredith Layton carry cupcakes for volunteers Thursday at the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show site. A new home is under construction for Daniel and Mandy Watson who run Restoration House, a nonprofit organization that helps low income single mothers find housing. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • A Knoxville Police Department cruiser sits at a makeshift entryway on Robinson Road in West Knoxville as volunteers for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' build a new home for Daniel and Mandy Watson Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Construction is underway for day three of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' in West Knoxville on Jan. 12, 2012, despite delays from the rain and inconvenience from the mud caused by the rain.
  • A worker pours concrete on day three of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' in West Knoxville on Jan. 12, 2012.
  • Construction is underway for day three of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' in West Knoxville on Jan. 12, 2012, despite delays from the rain and inconvenience from the mud caused by the rain.
  • Ross Dempster, co-owner of Dempster Poured Foundations, grabs supplies from his truck while volunteering his services for 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show and the construction of a new home for Daniel and Mandy Watson on Robinson Road in West Knoxville Thursday, Jan. 13, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Robert Blevins, Josh King and Justin Cardwell, left to right, with Rutledge Pike Electric organize lighting fixtures that will be used in a new home being built for the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' reality show that will benefit Daniel and Mandy Watson who live on Robinson Road in West Knoxville Thursday, Jan. 13, 2012.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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