Here's the proposed plan and timeline so that people who are interested know what's going on in my life... and to give some advance warning that I might be a little discombobulated during all this!
Dec. 11th: start the drive from Rochester to Houston (so thankful that Eva and Chinwe are coming along!)
Dec. 12th: arrive in Houston
Dec. 16th-22nd: fly to Seattle to see both sides of my extended family
Dec. sometime after Christmas: drive to Nashville to see Marshall
Jan. 13th: fly to Rochester for Rachel's wedding (I'm singing in the wedding, too!)
Jan. 17th: fly back to Houston to spend one last week with family
Jan. 24th: fly to meet the Africa Mercy in Tenerife, spending one night in Paris on the way
Jan. 26th: back on the Africa Mercy!
Jan. 31st or so: begin to sail to Togo