So I received a whole lot of information all at once that I am attempting to wade through. My country desk manager sent out a bunch of emails with updated packing information, discounts, and facebook info.
There is a facebook site for my group, so I am now connected with people who will be training with me.
I have been reading the posts and the packing list to reevaluate my packing. There are a lot of people with differing opinions, but mostly they say not to stress, people can send you things.
THE BEST NEWS, however, is that people in the group have posted blogs from current volunteers that answers questions. This includes packing and electronic information.
THEREFORE, I have learned that I can take vacation days that I have not yet accrued.
MEANING, I WILL BE BACK IN MICHIGAN TO SEE MY BEST FRIEND CHRISTINA BERTRAND GET MARRIED SEPTEMBER 9, 2012.
So happy, in case you can't tell.
Also, I learned that most people take computers now, and there is increasing internet access. Also, they recommend you buy a cell phone in country, rather than bringing an unlocked phone and buying a sim card. Therefore, my number will change, so keep looking for that update.