So I thought, if I only have a problem with the first move, (rapid traverse from XYZ "0" to the first cut).
Then why cant I just change the first line of the code to a Z of 1" (instead of the .25")
So I recalculated the everything at .25 safe Z.
I then went into the roughing program and changed the first rapid traverse line to a Z of 1"
The rest of the programs remained at .25 safe Z
I make quite a few of these signs, so this will definitely save machine time.
I've learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more.