I guess I can now tell everyone what's been going on this year.
Our company has been sold, and the final closing was today. It was all so bittersweet, but I know this will be good for everyone involved. The buyers have gotten themselves a heck of a wonderful company. All of the employees have been retained. I think we're just going to be bigger and better before it's all said and done.
As CFO (a promotion earlier this year), it was my job to handle all of the due diligence and to actually work with the buyers, their legal team, our legal team, CPAs, butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers to get the deal done. It's been a long and arduous task. I'm worn to a frazzle. Frankly, I feel as though I've aged ten years in the last six months.
I know the next couple of months will be tough as we're going to implement some new software to make things run more smoothly. There will be new procedures written, and I'm sure a huge learning curve is involved. That part has me a bit nervous, but, frankly, I've done things in the last few months that I didn't think I knew how to do, so it'll be fine.
Over 17 years with the company now. I hope I will be there for at least another five or six to get me to retirement.
Hopefully, I can get back in a more relaxed routine very soon. I'd like to take some time off to visit my brother in Louisiana. I'm very, very homesick. It's been a year since I've seen them. And I'd sure like to get back to quilt-making. I think I still know how! :)
This fabric is sort of talking to me now and I'm feeling the need to dive in again. I have some projects around the house that need to be done before I do that, but I'm sure by the end of the year I'll be back at it.
To everyone who has been so supportive during this time, thank you so much.
And I'd like to ask a favor.
Someone whom I love very much just yesterday was diagnosed with breast cancer. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she navigates her way through this new chapter in her life.