I did work experience with the class. The teacher, Mrs Decock, was a very nice woman. She had daughter's and she lent me a grad dress then bought me earrings and necklace. I went to grad feeling like a princess. Thank you!
9. Good people.
When my husband was sick and going through chemo our air conditioner died just at the start of summer. Aside from the mounting medical bills, we had just put in a new furnace a few months before which we were paying off and the company would not give us more financing for a new unit. Unbeknownst to me, my coworkers did a collection and bought us a new air conditioning unit. To top it off, one of my coworker's husbands installed the whole unit and got it working so that my husband never had to endure a hot sticky day while he was sick.
10. Living abroad.
I wanted to live abroad for a year. The most wonderful family took me in, gave me a place to sleep and eat, they took me on trips everywhere around the country. They gave me a home away from home. And the only reason they did this was because they wanted to get to know me and my culture. They weren't given any compensation for it. I am so thankful to have met such wonderful people.
11. Comic-Con goodness.
At a recent comic convention I was dressed as Robin and wanting to get a photo op with Nathan Fillion in my costume, when my mask broke in half coming out of my bag. I went to this "cosplay repair" booth at the convention and everything they tried was not working from super to hot glue. They told me to take a walk and come back. To my surprise one of the guys from the booth actually found me as I was walking. We went back and they had fixed my mask with Worbla which is a material they use in movie costumes. I can't imagine how expensive that must have been and all they asked for was some change in their tip jar. I obliged and also gave each of them a hug.
12. The ultimate gift.
I had only been back in the States a few months, just got my kids back, having left my two very young daughters because I had to spend a year in Korea, and I was going through a very nasty divorce.
My unit was told that we had to deploy a small contingent overseas, and my name was put on the list. I wasn't too happy about it, but didn't complain because that was part of the job being in the Army (story continued on the next page...).
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