Thursday, January 03, 2008

Winds. Of Change.

Thank God it is January. 2008. A new year. Big changes on the horizon.

November and December were just NUTS.

Joe and I were offered the opportunity to buy The Best Cellar. At a stellar price. A place we helped to open. We were stoked. It is our dream. It is what we aspire to do. WE. WANT. IT. So begins meetings with the owners and the bank. The SBA. Potential investors. Thoughts and ideas zip in and out of our heads at lightning speed. Can we afford it? Can we make a life for ourselves this way? It is all we think about, talk about. Then BLAM! Another offer.

The Mountain Tavern and Grille is a local restaurant where Joe worked for five years. He was their Chef de Cuisine. He was running the line when they won their first DiRoNa award. He quit three days before our wedding, so you KNOW the reasons for his leaving were strong.

They want him back. And they will pay much more than what he makes now. And we may be able to buy that restaurant when the lease is up in three years.

So. Leave Best Cellar he must. And put The Dream on hold we must. And I am relieved and disappointed. Relieved because the time I want to put into a restaurant? Impossible right now. Not until Jackson is in school. Disappointed because DAMN a restaurant just fell into our laps, and I just can't do it right now. DAMN. DAMN. DAMN.

So throw that whole mess into a slew of birthdays, doctor's appointments, holidays, and Christmas parties at the Cellar, and Heather has been a very busy girl.

But January is finally here. And I sigh a sigh of relief. And try to begin writing here again.


Nadine said...

I think this is a good outcome despite the disappointment it brings. You guys will have a little more cash for right now and a little more time for the dream. How much sweeter it will be when it comes true! Besides a toddler and a new restaurant could just land you on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares! I only tease!

Heather said...

Gawd. Gordon Ramsay. Now there is a strong reason to wait on The Dream...LOL

Amber said...

Holy CRIMINI - I was thinking of Kitchen Nightmares just the other day and was joking about it too...but not in reference to you all. I agree with Dine. It will be sweeter when it will comes again. And it will come again.

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Heather said...

That's weird...I never deleted a comment...WTH?