Thrive Yoga sent me an e-mail message reminding me that May 17 marks another anniversary of my first visit to the studio back in 2005, at least as far as their database knows. It was actually February 27 when I went to my first class shortly after the studio opened. A few months later, I started hosting their website, which locked me in as a frequent user since I got classes in exchange for my geek skills. Last month, Susan Bowen and I ended the hosting arrangement because the site was switching to WordPress and hosting plans as a commodity now. You can get a monthly hosting plan for the price of one class.
Susan and I will shift our exchange relationship in another direction since I will continue to take photographs of classes, workshops and other events. However, exchanges only work when I can get to classes. I have yet to get to an evening class in the past couple of months.