Things here have been going wonderfully. Work has been the same since I last reported; we are still working on the houses on Gilman. I've finally finished my ISP (Independent Service Project) hours, though I intend to continue to volunteer. And my free time has been filled with fun activities! On Monday most of my teammates and I went canoeing at Lake Fausse Pointe, where we previously did an ISP. The only detriment is that it has been getting really hot and extremely humid here in Lafayette. Thankfully my team and I now have gym memberships since we gave blood. Actually, everyone donated blood except me. Apparently I lived in Europe too long to donate blood in the US, but I was able to get a membership anyway. The gym allows us to exercise in an air conditioned room and/or swim. A few of my teammates wanted to learn how to swim, so I've been regularly instructing them on basic strokes. It's nice teaching others a very useful skill; it's like sharing a hobby.
I'm looking forward to this weekend! Festival International starts today. I'm excited to hear the music. I'm not usually much of a concert goer, but I do like to listen. I will volunteer with the local AmeriCorps program on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday to help recycle. In addition on Friday afternoon a few friends that I've made here and I will go down to New Orleans to attend a DeadMau5 concert.
I apologize for this entry being so short, but I've been very busy and am extremely tired. I write this at 2:13 a.m. Eeeek! I promise my next entry will be more detailed and with pictures.