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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Couch surfing

I signed up for this group called CouchSurfing.com. It hooks up people all around the world who are willing to share a room or a couch in their homes and people who need a place to stay for a night or two.

I got a request today from a woman who's just returning from a 4,000-mile hitchhiking trip around the US. From what I can tell, she doesn't currently have a home. She's from Nederland (a little town near Boulder), but she needs a place for a few nights and is looking for a room to rent for the month of October.

I'm looking forward to talking to her. She's 62, and it sounds like she's just living her adventures. That's exactly what I'd like to be able to do. I read the recommendations people posted about her, and she sounds like a fun person.

So we may have some company for a few days. I'm bored as hell since I'm not working right now, so this could be a lot of fun.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2008, 11:19 PM
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That could be fun for you. You'll have to let us all know what happens with that.
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huh, that's interesting.




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is she getting my room?

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is that the room with the backwards door striker ???




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is she getting my room?
Nah. I think I'll keep her upstairs, away from the spiders.
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so,

is there any kind of background check on those who choose to use this service? I mean, how do you know your not opening your home up to a burgler or worse?

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You are a trusting and kind person, Julie, but as with Spok, how do you know you aren't bringing another Lizzy Borden into your home?

Please be careful, Julie.
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Lock up your valuables. Travelling expenses can run high...

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Last time I tried that, we had 13 bikers show up at our house.....
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