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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

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

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

We bought a roof.

Interior Roof

It turns out that we didn’t really buy a building, we bought a roof! We bought a roof with a whole lot of unused space beneath it. Remarkably, the distance from the second floor ceiling to the roof’s peak is 28 feet! At present all of that space is unusable. This week was spent removing…Read more

Good things come to those who wait!

KLI 7400 Pershing Pre-Rehab

This photo was taken 11 August 2007 when we closed on the property. A diamond in the rough. We’ve been talking a lot (and for a while) about writing an office blog but the timing never seemed quite right. We are perpetually busy with work and life and a blog just wasn’t happening. But then,…Read more