As a thank you for our realtor, we invited him and his wife to join us for dinner. They picked a lovely restaurant in our neighborhood and we all met up last night.
During the afternoon before, while on the phone, I'd mentioned to a friend that we were having dinner with our realtor and she exclaimed, "You always find the best realtors!" It's true. Our Baltimore realtor became a friend and we're still in touch. Last night our realtor, Nice Guy promised to invite us to the tailgate he hosts for the first home game at SMU. (He and his wife are alumni and boosters of the football team--which seems to involve traveling to EVERY game! Yikes.)
They are a very dynamic couple. Nice Guy is an older gentleman with a quiet, calm demeanor and his wife is a high-intensity whirlwind. She's also a realtor as well as a wedding coord1nator for one of the big Presbyterian (social club?) churches in Dallas. Then in her copious free time she does fundraising benefit events for local children's charities.
Here's a sample of her conversation, "Oh, Jrex, we are so excited you chose Dallas! We're very supportive of our medical community here. And you chose the BEST house! Oh my God, I just love that house. When we saw that darling kitchen nook and that amazing master suite, I fell in love. You're going to love it. And you're having a baby! That's fantastic. You'll be amazing parents. OTRgirl, you're just adorable. You're obviously going to be a wonderful mother."
Being with her was a little bit like plunging my finger into a wall socket, I think I'm still recovering!
As we said farewell at the end of the evening, Nice Guy repeated, "While Jrex is out of town, call us for anything you need, OTRgirl. Recommendations, help in the house. Don't let yourself feel alone, ok?"
I'd heard from a few people that we'd have no trouble making friends here since people are so friendly. So far, it's seemed to be true.