Excuse my “language”, but seriously, holy shit.
I have never seen so many “sign here” stickers in my life! The stack of papers was hundreds and hundreds of pages deep. Luckily we went through them one by one because I found a $180 mistake that was NOT in our favor!
We spent nearly two hours with the lawyer and left with our heads spinning. In case you are in the dark, let’s play catch up.
2007: Tate is in Chiropractic school, I am dancing professionally and teaching gym classes. We begin dreaming of a day when we open a wellness center fusing movement arts and Chiropractic.
2009: October, while living in Lima, Peru, we decide to move to Charlottesville, VA instead of back to Portland, OR when we return to the States.
2009: Christmas in the Andes. Tate receives an e-mail from a classmate about a building/Chiro practice for sale in Charlottesville. And it has space for a studio!
2010: February, Tate starts calling the realtor (the man doesn’t do e-mail! Not cool when you are trying to do business while backpacking around the world).
2010: July, we return to the U.S and start getting serious about making an offer on the building.
2010: August-September, we shop for loans.
2010: October-December 21st, we jump through ten thousand hoops. Here, this one’s on fire!
2010: December 21st, which brings us back to HOLY SHIT. One crazy process comes to a close and anther begins. This next stage is going to be more rewarding though. Much more rewarding.
Happy Birthday CORE INTEGRATED HEALTH AND CHIROPRACTIC!
Yesterday was a scheduled rest day from exercise for me just because I wasn’t sure if I could fit any in. Luckily, Tate suggested we walk to the lawyers. And post signing the next 30 years away to the bank we had to walk to the clinic to GET THE KEYS! We walked at least 3.5 miles so we’ll call it an active rest day.
We returned home around dark, drank a bottle of champagne, ate delivery sushi, and got in bed at 7:50 pm.
I’ve decided to go back to West Virginia today, my brother-in-law is driving over so I’ll catch a ride with him. Before “they” decided we were closing yesterday I had big plans to see my sister and niece in a Christmas play tonight (in WV) and spend until Friday with my family. Although there is A TON of work to be done here I’ve decided in the long run it is more important to spend these next few days with family (and you should have seen the heart break on my nieces face when I told her I might not make it back for her play!).
Time to get moving! Today I will do 40 minutes of strength and cardio with an Exercise TV workout and 20 minutes of yoga. Also, I will take a walk this afternoon in WV. What’s your workout plan? Is it getting more challenging to stick to your plan the closer it gets to Christmas?
Here’s a thought to keep in mind through the holiday hubbub…
“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.” -Anna Quindlen
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Have a safe trip! Today I’m going to go for a walk with my boys and do a yoga/strength workout.
I am just too excited for you — wow — & I would love to hear about your backpacking adventures! [Sorry if you’ve already posted about that; I’m fairly new to your blog.]
I’m going to go do weight training & a short yoga session before our long drive to Utah. Enjoy your workout — & ENJOY your time back with your fam!! [Good call on that btw. You’ll have to tell us about her play — take photos!]
You can read some about our trip on The Trip page and on the May and June posts. I started the blog in the end of May while in Nepal.
Where are you going in Utah? If it’s SLC than say “hello” to it for me! I went to the U!
Workout & stretching: done. Feels good. 🙂
I lived in SLC for about 5 years [& went to the U for part of that]! My husband’s dad still lives near there, but we aren’t making it quite that far north this trip [we’ll be closer to Moab-ish area]…but I will smile at Utah for you. 🙂
Thanks for letting me know where I can find those posts. Can’t wait to check them out.
Congratulations on signing on the new office!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
What? An entire post with no photos? I can’t believe you didn’t sneak your camera out and shoot that stack of papers you had to sign. Heh.
Congratulations, and hope your family holiday is a merry one.
I thought about it for a split second but it just didn’t seem appropriate in the thick of it all!