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Racing to the finish line: 285 Martin Drive pop-top

285 Martin Drive On The Home Stretch It has been a month since I last posted about 285 Martin Drive. Why?  WAY too busy! At the end of July I began the unenviable task of packing up the current digs in Longmont. There was 2000 square feet of Mark’s and my stuff, 18 months of …

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Boulder Home 285 Martin Drive: Week 21 and where has the time gone?

Time flies at 285 Martin Drive pop-top! It has been busy, no lie. Between the constant progress at our Boulder Home 285 Martin Drive project, the busy real estate selling season and the “change over week” madness that comes with property management at the end of every July, I’ve dropped the ball on updating you. …

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Week 19: Martin Acres Pop-Top

Martin Acres Pop-Top focus moves to the inner self Like all good improvement plans, at some point its time to take a good look inside and focus energy there. With a solid foundation, secure walls and protective roof, we are now starting to beautify the inner self.  It’s time to smooth the imperfections on the …

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Martin Acres Pop-Top – Ahead of schedule!

Our Martin Acres pop-top is zooming along! We have just ended week 16 of our Martin Acres pop-top project (if you also count the couple of weeks in early March spent preparing to start.) You can only imagine my surprise when Ken told me that we are presently a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, …

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285 Martin Drive – City of Boulder rough inspection

285 Martin Drive passed Rough Inspection  It has been a busy week, but on the outside looking in, not a lot of apparent progress. Yeah, it’s hard to take pictures of another 20 feet of wiring and post about it! Hard at work have been the HVAC teams, electricians and plumbers though. Every wall of …

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285 Martin Drive pop-top – Full steam ahead!

Our 285 Martin Drive pop-top made great strides this week: What do you call it when the 285 Martin Drive pop-top gets a roof, windows and front porch all in one week? Exhilarating. Wonderful. Heartwarming! Yes, a busy week indeed at the job site. The house started out Monday looking like this: Plywood. No roof. Window …

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Boulder New Construction and Spring Weather

Boulder New Construction gets Waterproof Hat! Well poo! The weather guessers are calling for copious quantities of rain, a wee bit of snow and general crappiness for the rest of the week. Sure, we might get a little reprise over the weekend but sandwiching it, we are expecting clouds and grayness for the next 5 …

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Martin Acres Remodel – Week 11 brings sub-roof!

The Martin Acres Remodel turns another corner This week the roof trusses were installed and the plywood roof decking went on top of that. We were not without drama of course… As weather dampened spirits and threatened to strike down the guys with bolts of lightning while they toiled between spells of torrential rain.  How awesome …

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Martin Acres pop-top : Second Story

Martin Acres Pop-Top with View  – That’s the goal! It was a dripping, snowy, cold and miserable weekend. Tarps did their thing but inevitably, water got into the house. I arrived Monday morning to find Joe in charge of carrying water. Just when he thought transporting water by the bucket was a third world country …

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Martin Acres Construction – Photos galore!

The Martin Acres Construction project update: This Martin Acres construction is the project I just can’t look away from! Every other day I can find an excuse to “swing by” on my way to or from a work appointment, whip out my cell phone and record some snapshots in time. Most days there is something …

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