Various times in 2008
AbFab: "Someday I hope to be able to use mine and Mr. Geek's engineering knowledge to help the world."
AbFab: "I really wish I could do something more, I feel like I am in a rut."
AbFab receives email from a student group: "We are looking for a Professional Lisensed engineer (PE) to travel with our group to Haiti to help the organization- Meds and Foods for Kids."
It wasn't really sent to me, but had been passed around and forwarded around the department finally landing in my in box.
AbFab thinks: "That seems like a really, really cool project. I would really like to help with that. I am not a PE, but I have a good friend who is and Mr. Geek is a PE. Yes, I think I can help."
Reply from Student Group in December: "Great, let's meet in January when the semster begins."
Time passes, emails are exchanged and a few meetings occur, blah, blah, blah....Email from Student Group Last Friday: "Professor AbFab , we have purchased your ticket to Haiti."