Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hurrying Up and Waiting

"The way-yay-ting is the hardest part." - Tom Petty

Our purchase contract says we have to close by July 15. That sounds like a long, long way away.

While the past month has been a whirlwind of activity, very little visible progress has been made thus far in the process of turning our building into Lafayette Flats. We've developed building plans and had a few contractors come out to give us estimates on some of the early work we'll need to do, but little evidence exists that anything is happening.

The wheels of finance and real estate move slowly. Currently we are waiting on the appraiser to do his work. That is not going fast enough for the tastes anyone involved, but we trust that it is moving forward. Legal work is also moving steadily along, but that too is out of our hands.

So we wait.

We are not patient people. We're both Type A personalities and by nature we want what we want when we want it. Waiting is not what we want.

Amy is using this waiting time to plan the decorating schemes for the four apartments (some of which we'll be sharing here in the coming days) and she has kept busy been collecting decor pieces and cataloging ideas incessantly since we started this process. Our basement in Charleston is becoming a staging ground for the work that will be done in Fayetteville later this summer.

Shawn had a flurry of activity in the beginning with developing the building and business plans, but now he has nothing to do with his excess energy, so he obsesses over details and waits.

And waits.

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