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Neon in the attic!

Neon In The Attic

The nice thing about buying an old, neglected building is that if you are lucky, hidden treasures come with it. In the case of 7400 Pershing we had double good luck! A long time ago, somehow, someway, someone managed to put two identical neon signs in the attic. How they got them through the small…Read more

Progress three ways!

Second Floor Opened Up

A few updates on Pershing to kick off the week…   The geothermal pipes are in! The wells will be drilled soon…more later on that! This photo was taken from what will soon be our new utility room looking west toward the kitchen and our back door.   The old stairs have been removed to…Read more

Prepping for geothermal!

Geothermal Prepping

We’ve been away for a couple of weeks and of course could hardly wait to get back to the building. So today, with an outside temperature of 100 degrees fahrenheit (why didn’t we stay in Colorado?!), I popped in to find two hard working, weary guys. They’ve spent their morning busting up concrete to make…Read more

Dreaming of a rain garden…

North Rain Garden Area

Today we met with the fabulous Two Sallys about 7400’s rain garden they are designing!  It will span the front width of the building and from the building face to the sidewalk. A fairly large piece of asphalt will soon be transformed into a bed that will capture channelled and diverted water from the surrounding…Read more

So what to do with all of that roof?!

Roof Option B

Yes, things are finally rolling along at 7400 Pershing and we’ve arrived at a big decision point: what to do with all of that roof? First, we know that we can’t repair the asbestos shingles that are up there now.  And second, we know that this is the most important design decision to be made…Read more

Ready. Set. Go!

I know I promised to write weekly (at a minimum) but I got ahead of myself. You see, there is this little step in the beginning called permitting and that takes a bit. A couple of days ago my dear friend Matthew Porter was checking in to see if I had posted anything lately. When…Read more