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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

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

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

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

The new windows are here! The new windows are here!

Exterior Window

When I stopped by the building this evening to find that more than half of the windows at 7400 had been installed I could hear Steve Martin in my head yelling “The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!”  Of course my excitement was our new windows! Somehow the windows getting…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