Third Time's The Charm
I want you all to be the first to know...we're moving! Again. Goodbye MO...hello North Carolina...which makes the third time to NC for us. The first time was in 1988...from TN to Kernersville. The second time was from OH to High Point in 1994. And, we are looking at HP again in early 2009. Looks like we'll arrive in time to help celebrate 150 years.
Happy, happy, happy!!! Oh yeah...:)
We have so much to do to get ready for a move, and (again) we'll be doing it in stages. N/M/E and the Drool Gang will probably head to Missy M's for a little bit, where they won't be bothered by all the de-cluttering and painting, etc. (Have you ever tried to keep a house you are showing to prospective buyers CLEAN with 3 dogs in residence? Two words: Night. Mare.) Mr. T will probably have to head East for work (where he's taking over a territory for Fuso with SC, NC, VA, MD, DC, and a portion of PA) before we sell the house here, so I may end up being the family member with the longest tenure in MO. Oh well. Whatever we have to do is definitely worth it. Definitely.
Did anyone catch that reference to Fuso for Mr. T? What's that line from the song..."everything that's old is new again"? Yep. Fuso. I'll try to make this brief, but it's easy to get lost following the bouncing ball: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck's majority interest was purchased by (then) Daimler-Chrysler 5-6 years ago; Fuso (where Mr. T has worked since 1997) was "folded" into another Daimler line called Sterling Truck earlier this year (February), when Mr. T became an employee of Daimler/Freightliner/Sterling (take your pick...); announcement was made in October that Daimler was discontinuing the Sterling Brand (YIKES!), with all employees receiving severance packages (Double YIKES!!); announcement was made in November that the Fuso brand WILL be continuing; Mr. T was asked to work for the revived Fuso organization that is being re-tooled and offered the opportunity to take over a new territory in the East; Mr. T said YES! He even gets to keep his seniority, which means that his 10+ years' service count...hip, hip, hooray!
I'll try to keep all posted on our progress, but if I slack off...I'm sure you will understand.