It looks as if my wife's new restaurant is going to have to close its doors at the end of the month. Some funding that she was supposed to get to carry us through the first year of business did not materialize for reasons known only to the broker and his conscience. So after more than four years of almost nonstop planning as well as countless hours of hard work, this beautiful restaurant will shut down before it even had a chance to to get off the ground.
The fact that such occurrences happen quite frequently in this day and age can't even put a dent in the devastation she must be feeling now.
There are quite a few regulars here, as well as at a couple of the other forums to which I belong, who have sort of followed the progress of the restaurant through periodic reports from me (not too many here, but at Dell, SWI and earlier at TC's). Thanks to everyone who has offered encouragement and moral support.
There will very likely be some major changes going on including a possible move back to Minnesota. I will keep everyone posted.
Thanks again everyone who has offered support and encouragement along the way.