I accepted a new job. I am having, by virtue of that acceptance and the fact that there is NO available housing in the town to which I am moving, to accept the kindness of strangers.
I met Nancy when I interviewed for my new job. She is one of the supervisors at my new job. She very kindly offered to let me stay with her while I was house-hunting. Since it is a 308 mile round trip from my current house to my new job, I gratefully accepted.
I do not like living with other people.
There, I said it.
Having said it, I am nothing but grateful for her kindness. She has made me welcome, given me space (both figuratively and literally) and we are getting to know each other. I am still looking, every day, for a place to rent. It is beyond nice, though, to not have to spend my money and time on a long commute.
I just have always been better at giving - anything - than at receiving.