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#1 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:58 pm

My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
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#2 Post by Bob Juch » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:07 pm

TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
Have you been to Casper in the winter? Even in the summer the weather's bad; windy like it is here today but every day. That'd be the biggest change. Nevertheless, I hope you're soon rolling in dough!
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#3 Post by Beebs52 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:13 pm

I think this sounds cooler than all get out.
Well, then

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#4 Post by MarleysGh0st » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Wow, that really is a major life change!

Best of luck, Cal!

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#5 Post by silvercamaro » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:27 pm

Casper is where I grew up, and it was a great place to spend a childhood.

I'll be going back there for a short visit next summer. Keep me posted if and when a move is in the works.
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#6 Post by kayrharris » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:46 pm

I wish you both all the success ever. Good luck!


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#7 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:09 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
Have you been to Casper in the winter? Even in the summer the weather's bad; windy like it is here today but every day. That'd be the biggest change. Nevertheless, I hope you're soon rolling in dough!
I've been there for Christmas twice. The prospect of blizzards doesn't bother me, but you are right about the wind.
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#8 Post by silvercamaro » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:19 pm

TheCalvinator24 wrote:
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TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
Have you been to Casper in the winter? Even in the summer the weather's bad; windy like it is here today but every day. That'd be the biggest change. Nevertheless, I hope you're soon rolling in dough!
I've been there for Christmas twice. The prospect of blizzards doesn't bother me, but you are right about the wind.
Casper wind is frequently the result of chinooks blowing down from Canada. So, when the wind is most uncomfortable, it means that it will be warmer soon. That's good news in the winter.

Winter does last a long time. For example, when the groundhog (or a prairie dog) saw its shadow on Feb. 2, predicting six more weeks of winter, I thought -- as a Wyoming child -- that meant early spring!
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#9 Post by jaybee » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:21 pm

Best of luck to you.

When I was 11, my dad left his job with ITT in North Jersey, sold almost everything we had and the whole family moved to the 'wilds' of Tennessee. We built a campground and marina, the whole family worked pretty much 24/7. The best thing we ever did.
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#10 Post by mrkelley23 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:36 pm

Sounds exciting. Best of luck to you and yours.
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#11 Post by Catfish » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:30 pm

Awesome. Good luck! If they don't have a theatre company already, will you start one?
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#12 Post by SportsFan68 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:49 pm

Congratulations!

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#13 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:14 pm

Catfish wrote:Awesome. Good luck! If they don't have a theatre company already, will you start one?
There are two or three already. Not sure I'll have the time for the stage anytime soon.
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#14 Post by Ritterskoop » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:12 pm

Best wishes for however it turns out. Upheaval can be good for us.
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#15 Post by Bob78164 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:42 pm

TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
Congratulations. Do the Texas and Wyoming Bars have reciprocity arrangements? Or do you plan to pack your shingle away for the foreseeable future? --Bob
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#16 Post by littlebeast13 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:12 am

Best of luck, Cal....

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#17 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:12 am

TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.
Are there enough customers in Casper, WY to support a bakery right now? The fact that the sellers were so willing to bail out might be a red flag.
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#18 Post by jaybee » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:13 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.
Are there enough customers in Casper, WY to support a bakery right now? The fact that the sellers were so willing to bail out might be a red flag.
On that same note: Is this set up as a 'traditional' small-town bakery or are there ways to make it better? I know that when I was growing up in N.J. that there were many fantastic bakeries selling items that are not available in East Tennessee - even after 40 years of Southern bakery progress. I for one would be thrilled to work with a bakery in say.....Casper WY, if I could go on-line and order a Jersey-style crumb coffee cake that could be shipped out to my door.
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#19 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:30 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.
Are there enough customers in Casper, WY to support a bakery right now? The fact that the sellers were so willing to bail out might be a red flag.
Casper has 55,000 people. The owners are older and the husband has health issues that make it difficult for him to help.

We'll see if things change in the near future, but right now, the area is pretty booming because of the oil industry.
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#20 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:34 am

Bob78164 wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
Congratulations. Do the Texas and Wyoming Bars have reciprocity arrangements? Or do you plan to pack your shingle away for the foreseeable future? --Bob
I would have to take the WY Bar Exam. Wyoming offers admission by motion if the other state offers the same without requiring anything additional. Texas would require someone coming from Wyoming to retake the MPRE. Because of that, Wyoming requires the full Bar Exam.

I may decide to take the Wyoming Exam down the road, but I have no plan ever to be in private practice again.
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. —Albus Dumbledore

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#21 Post by Bob78164 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:56 am

TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:My wife and I made an offer on a bakery in Casper, Wyoming. The offer was $90,000 below the asking price, and I expected some back and forth. The sellers accepted our first offer.

If financing comes through, I am about to become a Baker's Assistant.

Casper is where Mrs. Cal's mom, stepdad, and one of her sister's lives.
Congratulations. Do the Texas and Wyoming Bars have reciprocity arrangements? Or do you plan to pack your shingle away for the foreseeable future? --Bob
I would have to take the WY Bar Exam. Wyoming offers admission by motion if the other state offers the same without requiring anything additional. Texas would require someone coming from Wyoming to retake the MPRE. Because of that, Wyoming requires the full Bar Exam.

I may decide to take the Wyoming Exam down the road, but I have no plan ever to be in private practice again.
It may be useful for no other reason than to represent your own bakery.

Best of luck. And I'll have an onion bagel with cream cheese, please. --Bob
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#22 Post by clem21 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:00 am

Bob78164 wrote:
TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:Congratulations. Do the Texas and Wyoming Bars have reciprocity arrangements? Or do you plan to pack your shingle away for the foreseeable future? --Bob
I would have to take the WY Bar Exam. Wyoming offers admission by motion if the other state offers the same without requiring anything additional. Texas would require someone coming from Wyoming to retake the MPRE. Because of that, Wyoming requires the full Bar Exam.

I may decide to take the Wyoming Exam down the road, but I have no plan ever to be in private practice again.
It may be useful for no other reason than to represent your own bakery.

Best of luck. And I'll have an onion bagel with cream cheese, please. --Bob
Isn't there some rule that says you can represent a singular organization in another state if that organization is based in said other state?

Regardless, best of luck Cal! I love the idea of picking up, heading to a new place and starting something new. I feel like all great inspiring movies start that way. Let us know when you get to the "getting the hang of the bakery" montage part. I love montages.
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#23 Post by SportsFan68 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:12 pm

littlebeast13 wrote:Best of luck, Cal....

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#24 Post by geoffil » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:27 pm

but I have no plan ever to be in private practice again.
Why don't you want to practice in private practice again? In order to get your license do you just have to take Wyoming state law or the whole bar exam again?
Geoffil hubby's grandparents are from Mule Creek.

For your supply of winter wardrobe essentials, Lands End is a great source. The temperature rating for each coat is very useful.

Is your bakery also a restaurant? This would make a great reality series.

What is Casper like?

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#25 Post by SportsFan68 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:32 pm

geoffil wrote:
but I have no plan ever to be in private practice again.
Why don't you want to practice in private practice again? In order to get your license do you just have to take Wyoming state law or the whole bar exam again?
Geoffil hubby's grandparents are from Mule Creek.

For your supply of winter wardrobe essentials, Lands End is a great source. The temperature rating for each coat is very useful.

Is your bakery also a restaurant? This would make a great reality series.

What is Casper like?
I don't speak for Cal, but with regard to taking the full bar exam, he did say:

I would have to take the WY Bar Exam. Wyoming offers admission by motion if the other state offers the same without requiring anything additional. Texas would require someone coming from Wyoming to retake the MPRE. Because of that, Wyoming requires the full Bar Exam.
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