Last weekend, Mike and I spent all of Saturday running errands for the house. We picked out a few lights, paint, and moldings. Then we met Mike's parents (sitting behind Mike) and Ray and Marie Sipe (sitting behind me) out at the new house. Ray Sipe is one of the founding owners of Sipe Lumber Company. Mike's mom has worked there for over 50 years!! Mike worked there during high school and college. Ray is over 80 now and he still goes to work every day!! We have purchased all of our building material for the house from Sipe. Everyone at Sipe is super nice and have been very helpful during the whole process.
Well, Ray had called Mike's parents and said he wanted to go to see the house. So, we met them there and showed them around. Ray and Marie are very sweet people. We then went to a fish camp in Statesville for dinner. Mike always speaks very highly of the Sipe family and he has fond memories of his time at the lumber company. We really enjoyed spending time with everyone on Saturday and we really appreciated Ray and Marie showing interest in our house!!