Friday, October 17, 2008

The Kindness of Strangers

Last month at the SpouseBUZZ Live Event at Hampton Roads, someone (I think it may have been AirForce Wife) introduced me to a woman who was manning a booth who just happens to live close to our new duty station. What a cowinkydink! We exchanged contact information and went our separate ways.

Honestly, in the chaos of the move, I completely forgot it.

But she didn't.

We exchanged a few e-mails and said we'd hook up once I got to town.

She brought us dinner our second night in the house. Home-cooked food that I didn't have to cook has never tastyed so good. Baked chicken breast, pierogies, salad, fresh rosemary and dill bread were all perfection. A lovely plant (that she promises is brown-thumb tolerant) and a ginger-pumpkin loaf for breakfast topped off this incredible gift of generosity.

While I woofed down all the pierogies, there was enough chicken left over to make chicken quesadillas for lunch the next couple of days.

Must remember to pay this one forward. It was an incredible welcome to the area.