It's a 55,000 square foot facility, with a lot of potential for growth and profitability.
We weren't certain at first that moving again after only a year and a half would be something we wanted to do, but NC is a place where his career really started in management and where Hayley was born and our family was started. We lived there for a few years, had Hayley and when she was about 6 months old we moved back to MD. We always loved living in NC and said one day we'd love to move back there. Beautiful area and the friendliest people. God works in mysterious ways sometimes as Ohio has not really felt like home to us. I feel it was a stepping stone to where we truly wanted to be.
We stopped at a rest area on the way down and met 2 of the nicest people who told us all about the area. So friendly and Kathleen is totally excited to move! Hayley had been planning on going to college in NC so she is 1/2 and 1/2, wants to move because she loves NC but sad she is leaving the friends she has made here.
I'm so proud of both my girls and how they learn to adapt to where they are. They are realizing they have had many experiences that other kids can only dream of and to meet many people and form life long bonds.
We jokingly took this picture of Jerry by this sign since he is so accident prone! Of course hoping nothing happens again!
We drove down last Friday night and arrived at our hotel about 1:00 AM. Saturday we spent some time at the plant and then drove around the area the rest of the day and Sunday to see how we liked it.
Monday he had a meeting with them and they wanted to know his decision. We were still torn at that point. We talked about it Monday into Tuesday and drove around the area some more, by Tuesday afternoon the gave us an offer we couldn't refuse. We knew in our hearts NC was right, but we thought of our girls. Hayley agreed that in the bigger picture of things NC was the right choice to make for us all. With the girl's blessing we let the company know.
Then our whirlwind house hunt began.... we saw some beautiful sunsets with all the driving we did.
We had lots of ordering out... which I was very happy to get back to home cooked meals! But I have to say this pizza we ate in the hotel lobby one night was pretty good! :-)
We drove around a lot of nice little towns and I love hummingbirds! So does my mom and when I saw this statue on the side of the road in front of a store I told Jerry I had to stop and get pictures! :-)
I just love older towns, the buildings, the way it makes you feel driving around. :-) The beautiful sky at dusk....
I felt all these beautiful sunsets were God's way of saying everything is going to be o.k.....
Once a southern girl always a southern girl, Hayley packer her shorts and t-shirts and everyone else in NC was all bundled up! LOL what they considered cold we considered a heat wave after living in Ohio ;-)
In the mornings we had a few minutes to just unwind.... then back in the car for our house hunt.
At one of the open houses we went to we found a really nice realtor named Edi who spent a lot of time with us showing us homes.
Of course we had to eat while we were driving around and we like to look for little restaurants, family owned etc. We found this awesome little place called Nick's Old Fashioned Hamburger House. I don't eat red meat but Jerry and Hayley love it! As you can see the burgers were amazing! The people that waited on us were so friendly too, it was a great experience. We actually drove back there before we left to get dinner. They stay very busy and I can see why! Kathleen and I tried the grilled cheese and equally amazing :-) Also we had to have our southern sweet tea! ;-)
We definitely give Nick's in Lexington, NC a thumbs up for great service and delicious food!
We even took a time out to visit the local library and read. I was still homeschooling Kathleen while we were there.
So our home is chosen and a contract was placed.... as we find out more with closing dates etc. I will update. I had a lot of review posts to catch up on as you noticed when I got back, but now I just want to update you all on the craziness that has turned our lives into a tail spin... again. Maybe we should just become professional movers??? :-)
We had a beautiful drive through the mountains on the way home, clear blue skies...
Then by evening we arrived in Ohio and of course the roads were horrendous. I was just happy to get us all home safely, Jerry was driving as I just hate driving in that stuff. I won't miss Ohio weather AT ALL!
Lovely icicles everywhere..... not in NC anymore.... lol!
Oh and did I mention.... we are leaving in about a month? So who's coming to help us pack, lol???
Be around to visit everyone soon, been so busy and stressed trying to juggle all we need to do in a short amount of time! 2016 brings us another adventure!