Went to dinner last night with an old co-worker/friend, who I hadn’t seen in 5 years. After she retired, she and her husband moved clear across the country to North Carolina. (along with their one adult child, a daughter, and her family. They moved a few miles from each other.) We both thought at the time, we’d never see each other again. Well, her husband died suddenly late last year, and a few weeks ago she decided she needed something to look forward to, so she booked a trip out here to visit her old California friends. We had a lovely 2.5 hours together. It was hard to say goodbye, but either she faked me out good, or she promised to come visit us in AZ. It’s a tiny bit closer. I so miss her. I wish North Carolina was a little easier/cheaper to fly in/out of. Oh well, we got a bonus visit last night.