I'm having labor pains


Well, I guess I have a little bit of news to share. We talked to our broker yesterday, and it looks like things are moving along very well. Previously, when we asked about the status of our liquor license transfer, here’s the answer we got: “Well, it’s sitting in Harrisburg on somebody’s desk in a pile. We’re just waiting for your file to make it to the top of the pile.” Yesterday, however, we learned that our file DID make it to the top of the pile. We should know sometime today if we need to supply them with more info, if we didn’t fill something out right etc. So, um, HOLY CRAP! Joi from Specialty Group said that we should close by our deadline, which is May 1. I really, honestly, feel like I’m pregnant with a restaurant. Not sure of what’s to come once the ‘birth’ happens, trying to prepare as much as I can, etc.

So, I’ve gotten some applications, and I’m going to start to schedule interviews. We’ll be holding interviews on April 27 and 28. So, if you’re interested in working, get your damn application in. (you can get it at www.downeyshouse.com). I get to play grown up today, and I’m meeting with an insurance guy (for our personal health insurance) and Mike from Micros (our POS system that we’re buying). I constantly feel like I’m going to throw up, but it’s all good :)

Shifting gears a bit, I’ve decided that the girls CANNOT sleep in bed with us anymore. I decided this at 3:30 in the morning. There was no more room for me in the king size bed. So, I got up and went to Becca’s room to sleep. Then, they both got up looking for me. That was it. I pulled a Super Nanny moment, and just put them in their rooms, and tucked them in with a kiss. Then I kept putting them in their rooms. Over and over again. Just with a kiss. No discussion. It finally worked. At 4:45 am. We’ll see how it goes tonight. But at least I’ll try the ‘Super Nanny Bedtime Routine’ at 8:00 instead of 3:30. I’m dog tired right now, and I just can’t get enough coffee.

I meant to mention this previously, but I think I have a school girl crush on John Krasinski. Or maybe it’s Jim Halpert I have the crush on. This shall pass, but he just seems like such a nice, good looking, Polish guy. And I’m sure it’s mostly the fact that he’s on my favorite tv show (The Office, if you didn’t know). I went through the same thing with Jason London many years back. And that was because he’s in my favorite movie of all time, Dazed and Confused. Oh well.

Happy Day! I’ll let you know more about the whole restaurant thing when I know more!

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