The majority of our friendships are actually cyber... we have yet to make any "let's grab a pizza and have the kids play this weekend" friends here. Sigh. As it's been discussed in the FS circle many times, the domestic moves don't have the support systems that overseas moves. There is no welcome party, sponsor family or "tea" waiting for you when arriving stateside. Overseas, the camaraderie feels so much deeper, as you all sink or swim together. Yes, it's a fishbowl, but it's also great to have others feeling your pain or joy.
While we'll keep trying to enjoy the days at hand, the bid season and hopeful possibility to head "out" again is the light at the end of our tunnel :)