Friday, June 22, 2012

It's here!

My Visa has arrived so I am ready to go! Many thanks to Visahq for helping make this a very smooth and easy process!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Visa has been sent!

My Visa has been completed and picked up! According to FedEx, it is scheduled to be delivered by Friday! In less than 2 weeks, I will be in Liberia!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Almost time!

I have packed the first of my two suitcases and am getting ready to start filling the second! I have so many things that I am carrying over for friends and family that I am beginning to wonder if anything for me will fit in the suitcase! I am so excited! My Visa has been processed and should arrive by the end of this week. My shots are up to date and my electronics have all been labeled. I fly to JFK on Tuesday, July 3 and after a 90 minute layover depart for Accra. My flight leaves at 8:50pm and I arrive in Accra at 11:30 am on July 4. I am not sure exactly how long the flight will take but I am sure that sitting for so long will be VERY difficult for me! I have downloaded several books for my Kindle app onto my tablet and just purchased a new package of mechanical pencils and variety puzzle book. Let's hope it is enough to keep this ADD girl busy! I have many visits scheduled to collect folk tales and will post pictures as frequently as I can! Check back in as the time gets closer!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Titer test results

Well, I just received a call from my doctor's office with my titer test results. My vaccination for mumps is not up to date so I will need to go in and get a new Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine this coming week! Oh the fun never ends!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

What's left to do

It's been awhile since I posted an update and I apologize for that! With the end of the school year, things have been hectic to say the least! Here's an update of what has been accomplished and what is still on the to-do list: Completed: All the electronics have been purchased and I have taken some time to get used to how they work and the best ways to share my trip with everyone! All of my shots are completed and up-to-date. That is a big relief as I was worrying about taking care of everything! I have gotten photos taken and sent off my Visa application. My school nurse had me get a titer test. This will check to be sure that all of my American vaccinations (the ones you get when you start elementary school) are still working. The results should be in later this week. I have even had time to ship over some supplies over ahead of my arrival! I still need to do some prep work before I collect stories so that I will be ready to find the common themes when I return to the states. I am anxiously watching the counter and am getting very excited!