Good Things Come to Those Who Don’t Kill The Attorney

We were to have an appointment with our attorney on Thursday this week to discuss our LLC stuff and to hopefully review the draft of the contract from the plantation owner’s attorney. Our meeting on Thursday got changed to Friday, which was fine, but the owner’s attorney didn’t come through! We were told that he needed just a couple more days to finish up the contract. OMG… it has been almost 30 days to get this written. Oh, take a breath… I’m okay. But because we haven’t gotten the contract yet, we can’t reveal the plantation this weekend. We are so bummed! So now we have to wait until Monday or Tuesday this week to see this contract. Once we get it, we have to review it, then let our attorney review it and then hopefully sign it! Then the big reveal! I know it is taking a long time, but I am told over and over “Good things come to those who wait.” If that is true, then this place is going to be off the charts!

We want to thank everyone for being so patient about the reveal. Believe us, we want to tell. Please keep checking back next week for an update! In the meantime, to take my mind off this disappointment, I’m going shopping for more antiques. It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it.

By the way… we didn’t kill the attorney.

Hurley, our Plantation Dog, relaxing by the pool at our house in Chesapeake


54 thoughts on “Good Things Come to Those Who Don’t Kill The Attorney

  1. Marie Rogers says:

    You liked my web log, so I had to reciprocate. I find your journey interesting and hope to visit one day. One of my sisters also dreams of having a B&B someday and she, too, collects antique china. By the way, many of us sympathize with your urge to kill the attorney.

  2. loren24250 says:

    One thing I don’t understand is your repeated mention of a contract. Not that I want to know the details (I don’t), but I’m a bit puzzled. Are you buying this place outright? If so, isn’t that a fairly normal purchase of a property? Or will you be acting as a manager for someone else’s property? Is it because the property is historic?

    • Sorry for the confusion. We are going to be leasing the property from the owner. The process started last July with us having to go through several approvals from property manager to the owner then his family. The owner is not here in the States so it made it even harder for us to get that first meeting done. But we have been patient and have been approved of from everyone. About 30 days ago, this last process started for the attorney to draw up the long term lease agreement. We are just getting eager to start because we want to open by September 1st. So time is running out on us to get the things completed that we need to before then.

  3. garybuie01 says:

    I really do feel that these legal people are put on this earth just to raise an ordinary person’s blood pressure! They say that house buying is up there with stress levels equal to bereavement and divorce. Well, we know who to blame!

    • Haha Well we aren’t buying this plantation, we are leasing it. It has been without a residence since 1981. With all the approvals that the owners required of us, it has taken about a year to complete. But I can understand. This is a very important and historic plantation and they wanted us to prove ourselves. That job is complete. Now we just have to wait for the lease agreement to be completed. We are just getting eager.

  4. Lillie says:

    Hurley is a great example of how to relax when things around us are not going the way we want them to. Good job, Hurley! (Take a swim for me too!) I am going to be whooping it up with you next week when this whole thing comes out into the open! Meanwhile, here’s to hoping you find some great antique china this weekend… *grin*

    • Hurley says he apprecitates the comment. Now he wants to go back out to go swimming again! haha. I think when we finally get to tell there is going to be a scream that will be heard around the world! Then a collective sigh… I have found a few today and hope to find a few more tomorrow. Post to follow soon! Thank you for cheering for us!

  5. As a recovering attorney, I understand your frustration! Beekeeping, gardening, writing and cooking are so much more fun!
    By the way, your Hurley looks just like my Bayard. 🙂

  6. Your frustrations will be rewarded when it all happens!

    • Yes, we know. Just getting eager. It will happen when it suppose to. We have learned that over the last year of work and waiting for this to come together! Thank you for the encouragement!

  7. Victoria says:

    I hope Monday brings all that you hope it will! Hang in there!

  8. I know it’s probably tough, but take a page out of Hurley’s book. Relax and we’ll be here waiting.

  9. foxress says:

    I wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for Kreativ-Blogger Award on my blog. 🙂

  10. Teresa Cleveland Wendel says:

    Who’s more disappointed? You or your readers?

  11. tennesseee3 says:

    Apparently the sellers’ attorney doesn’t work for the Virginia law firm that I used to work for. The firm would have killed him by now for missing the deadline. Good Luck! Can hardly wait to hear more from you. Shakespeare is probably right about lawyers. And I am one.

    • Well, we aren’t buying the plantation, we are leasing it. We are just getting eager to get this thing rolling. We have a deadline to get it open by September 1st. Hopefully we will have it by Monday. And by the way, we don’t hate attorneys. Our daughter is dating one. Just those that time their time. haha

  12. chrisstov says:

    Await with interest for the eventual outcome.

  13. As another ‘recovering attorney’, I sympathise with your frustration. The wait can seem endless. Hurley is a sweetie and looks pretty relaxed.

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  15. Fabulous title for the post. 🙂 Hang in there!!

  16. bentneedle says:

    What a sweet dog! He looks like he’s having a blast. Goldens are the best!

    Good luck with your reveal and the attorney!

  17. Very nice!
    I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: one-lovely-blog-award/

  18. John says:

    It appears you have run into the old billable hours meter……I wish you luck and a speedy resolution to your contract soap opera.

    • Haha that is what it is becoming isn’t it! A true soap opera! Well I guess that is what is going to make this blog so good. True to life drama of opening a B&B. No hiding all the fun!

  19. I hope shopping helped you getting over the urge to pinch your attorney. Hopefully good news for you this coming week

  20. Can’t wait to find out where your B&B is and to see ‘proper’ pics – great blog 🙂

  21. Awww Hurley! What a cutie! x

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