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Visit to the current Engine House 27

We’ve been plugging away. Cleaning. Taking down old stuff. Thinking about new stuff. And learning more about the past. Martin’s mom A while ago Buck, a current firefighter from 27 and a former firefighter from our 27, stopped by on his way back to the current 27 from picking up groceries for chow. Martin was… Read more »

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A 30 yd dumpster, 26 mattresses and 3 walls

Martin ordered another 30 yard dumpster a week ago. This time we got what we ordered the first time. I had been sick for about 2 days, weak, shaky, pounding headache and I can’t breathe. So he was at the firehouse working while I was at home working my normal job in between naps. I… Read more »

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Since November

Ok, so we had one really busy day in November. But what’s happened since then, you ask? Well, a ton, and not much. Martin has been there working a lot. I have been there very seldom. In December we took some time off for holidays and spending time with families. In January we went to… Read more »

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One busy day back in November

So a lot has happened in and around the firehouse. And we have been pretty bad at actually updating the site. So this one day, back in November, I had a very jam packed day. And I would like to try and remember what happened. I got to the firehouse at 8am to clean up… Read more »

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Kitchen updates

Here are some before and after photos of the work we’ve done in the kitchen so far.   This is in the kitchen before we had actually purchased the building. Here is a Martin doing a little mid-kitchen clean up. Here’s after the rain stopped and I cleaned a little more. Here is when Martin… Read more »

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2 weeks in…

Ok, so Friday is our two week anniversary. We’ve been at the firehouse a lot, though you wouldn’t really be able to tell. Well, maybe you would.  I spent some time cleaning up the inside on the first floor, so we can have some space to work. Martin has been working really hard to make the… Read more »

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Single Residence.

The other day an article came out in the Detroit News – Detroit’s former firehouses get new life. And there you have it, our little firehouse. Photos 19-22.   We hope to close sometime in the next week. But that’s what we’ve been told every week for the past 7 weeks… so we’re still waiting. and… Read more »