Well now, I have some access to the internet... via dialup at 26 kbps... I've been spoiled by adsl!!!
I won't have good access again for another 10 days. But, even something as slow as 26kbps is better than nothing at all ;)
I've had a good trip so far and things have gone well with everything. One big treat has been to get a new computer, a Vaio TX 770P. It is really quite lovely. I'm thrilled with the lightness of it -- 2.76 lbs -- and the battery life -- ~7 hrs. GREAT!!! More later.
Have a good week!