Some of you might have come yesterday to find several of the same posts over and over again. Sorry about that. There was some problem in that the posts were not updated, and they said that they were not being published. Apparently they were published, though a little later than I thought.
As for today, I am getting pretty excited about my flight this weekend (or next Monday, to be exact) to DC. I can hardly wait to be back in the states. I called the University Travel Service to see if I could move up the ticket to this Thursday or Friday, and they said that it wasn't possible because there isn't availability. Woe is me.