Hello loved one,
If you were sent a link to this blog it is because you are interested in my life. Thanks for caring.
I will be leaving on January 11th, and will land in Kolkata (Calcutta) on January 13th. Another student from SU, Loren Smith, will be interning with Fr. Puthumai as well. He's a great person, and we'll likely be roommates. We have a lay over in Dubai for almost 7 hours, so we hope to get at least the slightest window into the Arab world.
So far, nearly all of the logistical concerns are taken care of. I have received all my shots (Hep B, Common Flu, H1N1, can't remember the last one) and have obtained my prescriptions. The VISA came through and plane tickets have been purchased. My family has showered me with money and travel items like a money belt and collapsable laundry bin. The only things left to get my hands on are sun screen, bug spray, and Rupees (Rs) - all of which are on the way.
That's it for now! I love you all and appreciate your enthusiasm and support for me during all the preparations and planning.