Up until very recently, we had become acquainted with one of our neighbors. ONE. In almost 3 months. I was starting to wonder if we had moved into another un-neighborly neighborhood like we had for our brief stint in South Carolina. We had such an idyllic experience with our neighborhood in Illinois, that it was a shock to be basically ignored in South Carolina. And we tried! We did! We waved, took neighborhood walks, practically accosted people at their mail boxes, but it was NOT a neighborly neighborhood. So I was kind of afraid the same thing would happen here. But the one neighbor we met has been so so wonderful to us. He brings us fish that he catches, produce from his garden, and most recently, honey from his his honey bees.
And just a couple days ago, we met another neighbor! She brought over a cake for us that said "welcome." So sweet!
It's always hard finding new friends and finding your niche when you have to move every couple of years. We are 40 minutes away from base, so it's just a little far to get together with the other Army wives. It's another painful truth of being a military family. Just when you get settled and find friends to enjoy, it's time to pack up and move on. But who knows? Maybe by the time Brian retires we'll have friends all over the world. And THAT would be a definite perk of this life.