Hello, friends! I am a big happy face tonight for a couple of different reasons. First of all, I got to meet this lovely lady on Sunday! Okay, it seems weird to say I just "met" someone I talk to pretty much every day. If anything ever happens to me, I'm almost positive that Lucy Marie will be the first person to worry. One day, I had a meeting in the morning and didn't get to my office until around 11 - I had a concerned email from her, wondering where I was and making sure I was okay. Probably one of my favorite moments of our friendship so far!
Anyway, we met up at the Cheesecake Factory in Indianapolis for some brunch with her husband, the FD. He really is fabulous, by the way - they were both sooooo much fun and we spent a few hours chatting and laughing and getting along like the old friends we think we are. :)
We are already planning our next visit - I am hoping to get up to Canada to visit sometime this summer ... i.e. when it's warm there!
Moving on to the next reason for my happy face ... Matt got his orders yesterday and is already at Redstone in Alabama! Whew, relief. Of course, it was not without a hitch - he got to the Columbus airport and his flight was cancelled, so they had to put him on a bus to Atlanta. Then, when he arrived in Huntsville, nobody came to pick him up and he didn't have any phone numbers of anyone to call. Thankfully, a nice woman whose BIL had recently retired from the Army at Redstone offered to give him a ride, and didn't end up being a serial killer. They had a nice chat (she turned out to be from Michigan!), and she gave him her business card in case he needs anything. I am so thankful she was there and gave him a ride!
He met up with the right person today who scheduled all of his courses and said he should be out of there in around 3 weeks. Whew. It seems like things are finally going like they should ... PLUS he has internet in his room and we got to video Skype today! It was so nice to see his face and his smile. Yep, he even smiled. He knows a bunch of guys at Redstone, some from his old unit in DC and others from EOD school, so it seems like he's happy to reconnect a little bit.
So! Happy face, my friend. Happy face! What's making you happy this week?