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

09/06/12 10:32 AM

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 thoseΒ 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

Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 54 Comments »

54 Comments 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. Thank you! We look forward to seeing more of yours! This has been a great journey and we hope to share the best part soon! We are just getting eager to get this really started!

  3. coville123 Says:

    The best of luck too you!Hurley is so cute!

  4. Thank you! Hurley says “Thank you” too!

  5. Good luck!

  6. Thank you! We hope you will stop back by again when we reveal it!

  7. Eat-O-Live Says:

    Good Luck!

  8. Thank you! Please check back next week for the updates! Hopefully we can reveal it soon!

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Laurie Says:

    Good luck : )

  14. Thank you! I have never wanted a weekend to hurry up before, but this one is dragging along! haha

  15. 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*

  16. 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!

  17. 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. πŸ™‚

  18. Don’t get me wrong, we like attorneys. Our daughter is dating an attorney. Just wish this one would get the lead out! haha I agree, those are so much more fun! Is there a photo of Bayard on your blog? I didn’t see it.

  19. Hey, I don’t like most attorneys!! I just was one for a really long time! πŸ™‚
    Bayard is in a few posts. It’s time for him to make another appearance!

  20. I found him! He does look like Hurley! I don’t know about you, but we get comments on his color all the time. It’s such a beautiful color on a golden.

  21. I think so too! People ask me if he’s an Irish Setter. He’s also an angel. πŸ™‚

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

  23. 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!

  24. Thanks for all of the likes!–Joe

  25. No problem! We look forward to seeing more of your blog! Thanks for stopping by ours!

  26. Victoria Says:

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

  27. Thank you for the encouragement! We know it will happen wait its suppose to. Its just hard to be patient at this point.

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

  29. foxress Says:

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

  30. Thank you so much! We really appreciate the nomination!

  31. Who’s more disappointed? You or your readers?

  32. I have to say it is about equal. We hate that we can’t share it this weekend. But maybe this week. If not, I think we are going explode!

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. chrisstov Says:

    Await with interest for the eventual outcome.

  36. Thank you for being so patient! I am afraid we aren’t being that patient. haha

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

  38. I am glad he is relaxed, because we aren’t. But we will wait. We have waited since last July so a few more days won’t hurt.

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  40. Thank you for the award! We appreciate it! We hope that you will enjoy coming along on this adventure!

  41. Fabulous title for the post. πŸ™‚ Hang in there!!

  42. Thank you! We are. We have waited since last July so a few more days won’t hurt us.

  43. 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!

  44. Thank you and he was. He just loves the pool. We have to watch him during the summer when he goes out. He will jump in before we know it.

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

  46. Thank you so much! We really appreciate that!

  47. 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.

  48. 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!

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

  50. Thank you! It did help. Fingers crossed that this will be the week!

  51. Can’t wait to find out where your B&B is and to see ‘proper’ pics – great blog πŸ™‚

  52. Thank you! We hope we can reveal it this week if the attorney will get off his bottom and finish this contract!

  53. Awww Hurley! What a cutie! x

  54. Hurley says he knows… πŸ˜‰