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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

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:  

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

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

It pays to visit the job site.

Ductwork

Today was a great reminder that random site visits can make or break a project. The HVAC guys have been working away installing duct work. They are mostly finished upstairs and have done a great job so far. When I happened upon them today they were about to start installing the duct work on the…Read more

Drill baby drill for alternative energy.

Geothermal Drilling

For the past two days the site has been humming with heavy equipment. Three trucks and two trailers arrived with tools, a couple thousand feet of pipe, hoses and a generator. It’s messy, noisy work but it’s going surprisingly fast. In case you are a novice like me and don’t know much about geothermal, here…Read more

Saving old doors.

Exterior Doors

About two years ago we made a trip to a local architectural salvage place. If you have not been to one of those, stop what you are doing right now and go! The treasures that you will find are unbelievable. We went in search of a few doors and fell in love with more than…Read more