I’m so ready for spring to get here. Yesterday it was snowing up a storm, so we may have to wait a little while before seeing some nice weather. With the arrival of spring, the countdown to summer gets shorter and shorter every day. I figured out that we only have about seven more full weeks of teaching left (not including holidays), and then we will quickly be getting our furniture ready to ship on the container. It’s supposed to take 3-8 weeks to arrive in Béziers. My last day of work is in May, but François has to work until June 18. I’ve been spending some time (when I can find it) looking at apartment websites, just to see what’s out there, how much the rent will be, what the conditions are, etc. Of course, that’s a bit frustrating because as soon as I find something I love, I remember that it’s a little to early to start signing papers! I really hope we will be able to find a spacious apartment in a nice area of town so that we can walk everywhere (bringing kids to school, grocery shopping, going to restaurants and cafés!). On the other hand, there are some really cute “villas” for rent, and they’re more spacious, newer, have private gardens…. But they’re not right in town. It sure would be nice to have an extra bedroom to have for when people come to visit. I’ve got a feeling we’ll have quite a few visitors now that we’re going to live in France!! It really is hard to stay focused on the tasks at hand though. I’m so excited and ready for this adventure. My husband is a bit antsy and nervous about the whole affair (especially about finding jobs), but I just know that it’s going to be great. I have a very good feeling about it all.