Thursday, May 5, 2016

Thankful Thursday 5/5/16: Sun, shelter, and service exchanges

Thankful Thursday is a weekly segment that I began 1/10/13—read why here
I invite you to join me in practicing gratitude!

So much to be thankful for today. First things first: I found a place to live, and I moved in today! (Details and house tour to come.) Damien helped me make the move quick and painless with the use of his car.

Before that though, in the morning I got myself involved in a services exchange: This weekend I'm going to help an AirBnb host who I met via a Couchsurfing conversation event (and who is also a French teacher!). He's out of town for the weekend but has two AirBnb guests coming on different days, so I'll go there to change sheets, let the guests in, hand over the keys, etc. In exchange I get an hour-long French class next week!

It was a gorgeous day, and I got to play ultimate on the beach with friendly Couchsurfing members, plus a quick dip the sea (because hello, I cannot take the Mediterranean for granted! Only one other was brave enough to go in but it really wasn't too cold—especially after having been running).

My new roommate/landlord invited Damien and I to a barbecue in the backyard when we got back from frisbee. I think this will be a really good place to live, and am thankful I got to live three weeks at Elodie's house (AirBnb—excellent) before I found this one.

And another news item, because why not share now: My sister just bought a plane ticket to come visit during the second half of June!
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