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Crap day

March 12, 2010
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I got a call from the big dog attorney.  He has a client in need and the money for the fee is in escrow held by the attorney. The bond hearing is in a few hours. I go out to the jail and catch not the big dog attorney, but one that is there in his place. The bond hearing just ended and the potential client was given a $35,000 bond.  Cash, Surety, or 10%.  Great. So much for that. The big dog attorney and I both agree there is no point in using a bondsman if they can post 10% of the bond with the county and in theory get that money back at the end of the case.

So then I drove 100 miles to a small town to serve a single paper. Got to the house without problem, but it was half abandoned. Waited for 3 hours and was told by a neighbor that they moved a bunch of stuff this morning and told him they would be back tomorrow for the last of it and to say good bye. I got on the road right at dinner time and fought some really bad thunderstorms to get home. Took 3 hours to drive 100 miles back!

I get to drop the kid at the parents tomorrow morning and do the drive all over again.



More bitching…

January 19, 2010
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So in the complaint department…the Yellow Pages screwed up the name of my company.  Needless to say, I am not amused and my listing is stuck deep in the bowels of the alphabet in a very ineffectual manner.

In other news, I’m trying to arrange a meeting with arguably the most famous attorney from our state.  If things go well, I might get a referral out of him.  If they go spectacularly, I’ll get some business from him.

Still contemplating going expanding into Federal bonds and Process Serving. Doing Federal bonds will require me to sign on with another Surety company. Not the end of the world, but more $$$ for a build-up fund. Haven’t heard any comments from y’all, but I guess no one really reads this anyway.

FML?  Nah, just get me through this drought.


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