@chrisburton thanks for the link and I will keep that in mind as another option. Once the plugin is final I had plans on condensing all the files (css and js), but thanks for the tip and much appreciated.
@chriscoyier transients might be the way to go. I spent a few minutes actually testing it in my code and looks like it might work. I just need to test the speed and other factors. Love it when someone finds me a new toy to play with!