Rain garden install: phase 2

flowers

Today was a great day. The landscape crew showed up early this morning to finish up what they started. Trenches were dug to make room for more piping and filtration. The gutter downspouts on both the front and back of the building have now been tied into the garden. Plants were placed under the direction…Read more

Rain garden install: phase 1

Wow! If only our building project moved as quickly as our rain garden. Last Thursday the asphalt pavement was cut and excavated to make room for piping and the right soil and rock mix. Fortunately the rain held off until that part was complete. Today on this gorgeous early fall day in St. Louis a…Read more

Home sweet home!

New KLI

It’s been more than a month since our last post and I’m delighted to be sharing this update with you from my desk at 7400 Pershing.  To say that it is peaceful here is an understatement.  Our geothermal cooling is soooooo quiet (and cool!).  Our solar panels are doing their job, too. We received our…Read more

OK, so we haven’t moved yet…

Stairwell Up

The last post should never have happened. It’s that kind of wishful thinking that is sure to derail any well thought out plan. The good news is that we are definitely moving into Pershing one week from tomorrow (oh, I shouldn’t have said that!). Things are getting really close. Take a look:  

Move in date has been set!

Second Floor

I’ve been a bad blogger. Sorry for the delay in sharing progress updates on 7400 Pershing. We’ve been busy pushing the project to the finish line. Move-in is set for June 1 and we have a lot to do to hit that date. Since the last post the drywall been hung and finished, the second floor…Read more

7400’s rain garden is approved!

Rain Garden

The plans to install a rain garden across the front of 7400 are moving along well. We recently were notified that our application to the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance has been approved. This is great for two reasons:  it’s confirmation that the brilliant Two Sallys are indeed brilliant and that the Alliance will help to…Read more

Progress inside and out…

Solar

We’ve been waiting on some good visual progress to share new news and finally, it’s here. We arrived home from spring break to find the kind of forward motion we’ve been looking for. On the outside, we are excited to share some shots of our 24 new solar panels perfectly situated on our south facing…Read more

Honk if you love zinc!

The Roof

Seriously, if you happen to be driving by, honk if you love zinc! By far the biggest and most difficult decision that we have had to make on this project has been deciding what to do with the roof, and especially the roofing material (see “We bought a roof”). It enjoys the dual distinction of…Read more

History showed up on our doorstep today

Historic 7400

Though I am in New York on business, I received the most exciting bit of news from Matt, our building renovation project manager. It came in the form of an email with an attached photo. Here is what we know: “Someone stopped by the project.  He was 82 and his father-in-law owned it in the…Read more

At Long Last…

The wait is over and the most visible change to the building has begun. Last week the roofers started the process of laying the underlayment and then hanging the zinc shingles. So far so good! The back side of the roof is nearly complete and the front begins tomorrow. Once the shingles are on, the…Read more