Guido: A crazy wonderful story of renewal on the radio . . .
There was this lady flooded into her house in New Orleans. Her (Sterns & Foster) mattress kept her afloat in her house.
For eight days.
During which time she kept it together, and contemplated redecorating! She was a big fan of HGTV. She never liked those formica counters, thought about putting in marble. And hardwood floors.
You gotta hear it - it'll be up on the site pretty soon, or on WNYC-FM Sunday evening, 6p if memory serves. "This Is Not My Beautiful House" is the name of the episode.
"This American Life" last week was even more remarkable, called "After The Flood". It has nothing to do with home decorating, and everything to do with everything else that is important in life. Also streaming on the site.