Friday, May 13, 2011


Life is kind of funny. A few months ago we were very comfortable. Benji had a job in Brigham City, ten minutes away from our house, he was getting ready to purchase the practice next January, we were planning on living in Brigham City the rest of our lives and maybe buying a bigger home in the next 5 years. Then one day Benji came home from work with news that has changed our lives. The dentist Benji had been working for decided not to follow through with his end of their written contract and not sell Benji his practice. He gave Benji the choice to work until the end of the year, but Benji decided not to continue working in a practice that would not be his anyway.

Luckily for us, Benji had been working in Salt Lake for one day a week for awhile leading up to this surprise. Benji was basically making the same amount in Salt Lake working one day a week as he was working 16 days in Brigham City, so quitting in Brigham City was very easy since we were already used to living on that amount of money anyway. We are very blessed and grateful to have that Salt Lake job.

As soon as Benji found out the news from Brigham City he immediately went on the internet to search for practices for sell. It just so happens that there was a practice listed in Bountiful and Benji jumped on it. We made calls and visits and soon we were informed that the the selling dentist wanted to sell to Benji. The practice looks good, is in a great location and was being sold for a GREAT price. We were going to get a great deal on a great practice. But first we had to get funded so we could buy the practice.

So for the past few months Benji has been working on gathering any kind of paperwork known to man to fax or email to the banks. It has taken a LONG time. He would send a bunch of stuff thinking that would be the last of it and then they would email him the next day with another list. It was like buying a house, but WAY more paperwork.

But it finally paid off when he received the phone call today that informed him they would fund his purchase. WAHOO!! We are so excited.

So, now we have to sort out our housing situation. We think we will put our house up for sell soon, but we don't know.

Life is definitely funny though. What at first we thought was the end of the world ended up being a better opportunity for our family. The practice we are buying is a lot cheaper, a lot busier, a lot bigger and will probably end up being a better fit for us.

Now, for all of you on Facebook, you could help us out by becoming a fan of Benji's new practice by liking Bountiful Dental:!/pages/Bountiful-Dental/111914275560295

P.S. I will resume my normal blogging sometime soon. I'm starting to feel like a normal human again! I have my second appointment on Monday, so look forward to pictures of the ultrasound.


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Kristin said...

Lifer does like to give us curveballs! Good luck with all your housing situations. If you decide to rent it out I have a great property manager taking care of our place. Congrats on this new step.

Ali Seaman said...

So happy for you. I hope all works out with the housing situation. You've made some great improvements. It is a PAIN to purchase a practice, I'm sorry to say, but glad the initial pain is over! ;)

Doran & Jody said...

Uh....I forbid this transition!!!
We are losing too many faithful, active, wonderful people from the ward. You CAN NOT go!!!

Lizzy said...

That sounds scary and exciting. Good luck with all of it. We are living in Salt Lake, but I will gladly drive to Bountiful for a good dentist :)