got a phone call...
From someone I met at the local poly meeting... She, husband and gf were in town on family business. They invited me to dinner... and I had a wonderful time... great conversation.. and I got the friendship connection I've needed.
Two years ago I moved to Florida. Because I traveled with my job, I didn't establish solid friendships, just acquaintances. This conversation was like talking to old friends. I know that's an illusion, we don't know each other that well. But we've got common interests, and can laugh about things, and enjoy subjects that bore or shock most people. (sci-fi, medical conditions, past loves, etc. )
And I'll be able to help them next Saturday, moving some stuff... which makes me feel useful... and I get another dose of friendly banter.