Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Paid and done with !

Judy at the Water Authority help me see how the city works in Orange Beach. For the city to tell me they had no idea about these fees , well is just an out and out lie. And for our Landlord to not tell me about these fees was also deceitful. Maybe he forgot about these fees or maybe he didn't realize how they worked. But in his defense , he gave us a great deal on our rent for the next 3 years. This great rate will make up the difference. So now it's done and construction starts tomorrow. Hope to get pictures, so check back. We're off to Mobile for the day to spend more money ! Oh boy ! Get to buy insurance too ! Oh I'm so excited .....

Monday, May 21, 2012

It's a new week

I've moved on. I'll go talk to Judy at the Orange Beach Water Authority tomorrow and give her all my money, then continue on with this dream. As therapy , I tell everyone I do business with, how unfair it is that no one tells you about the astronomical in-pact fees they have here in Orange Beach until you go to have your water turned on. At this point is is very hard to back out of your plans even if you have no idea where the money will come from . I think it's bad business for the city to treat it's tax payers this way. I worked hard today, Cleaning used equipment,moving money around, paying bills and making plans to spend more money. The more I get done , the more I think to do. I really feel I need to develop a filling system before we open the doors. Keeping things on the computer is hard for me. I tend to forget where I put them. This is going to have to be Scott's job. I feel good about today. I feel good about the Dancing Cup Cafe. Soon we will be up and running !

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Orange Beach is a mercenary municipality, and we go to an auction

$12,000.00 Water Impact Fee! are you f@#%^&g kidding! Rhonda is crying, curled up into a fetal position on the couch, I'm counting out what is left of my savings (I'll have $1600.00 left for the next 4 months trailer rent) and this start up is costing us $60,000, about $10,000 more than than we have. F#!k!

Monday, May 14, 2012

We got our permit to start construction !

It's been a long hard road but now we move forward ! Today we got our permit from the city of Orange Beach , Al. To start the construction of Dancing Cup Cafe ! There were so many times I never thought this day would come. There were days when I wasn't sure I wanted this day to come ! But now that it's here , I am so excited. I can not wait to be putting pictures up the concrete being hammered up, the walls going up and cabinets being built. Scott and I went to Thomasville for Mother's day this weekend. While there, we stopped by General Sheetmetal Of Thomasville and were invited to watch Virgel cut out our Dancing Cup Cafe sign. It's the most beautiful sign ever ! It feels so good to be having fun with the creation of our coffee shop. Like I said too many times , this has been a long hard road. I know there is still so much work to be done but for today , all is good !