It seems like such a flurry of activity getting packed up and ready to go. Doing work in Africa is different than doing work here in the USA. Things are not generally available in Zambia, so I have to try and remember everything I might possibly need. I need to bring supplies to filter my own water, supplies for research, and supplies for every day living (tent, sleeping bag, stove, pots and pans, etc.). I am really excited to go because Zambia is a wonderful place, but I am also a little apprehensive as it means so much time away from my friends and family. I will be leaving the Colorado winter for the Zambian summer. I just hope that I am remembering everything I might need. Wish me luck!