My agency called to tell me that Claudia's passport was issued and I can travel in two weeks! That is about 3 to 4 weeks earlier than I had anticipated! So, my head is spinning with all of the things that MUST get done before I leave. I'm also thrilled that my university is giving me 12 weeks off if I choose to use it all....that's 12 weeks PAID. I am blessed. I will post pictures as soon as I am home!