It was definitely more than just gabbing. I met Gabrielle for lunch today, a friend of Alan's old boss at the Greater Washington Board of Trade. She is the wife of a foreign service specialist and has lived at three different posts: Moscow, Dublin and Beijing.
She had a lot of great information to share. The best tidbits were to stay away from the negative people at post and to make contacts with the people at post before arriving. She had a very positive outlook on the FSO life and said that we were joining at a good time, when Sicily is young enough to not know what a move is. Gabrielle said it gets harder with middle school.
14 more days! The anticipation is getting to us!