This is an update from Debbi. Marie's mission president has asked that the missionaries' emails not be posted verbatim onto their blogs. Since I find it highly unlikely that I will rewrite her email each week, I am suggesting that, if you wish you receive her emails, you send me your email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then forward her emails to you for the next two months (!) until she gets home. We are allowed to forward on her emails, just not post them to a public blog.
Thanks! Here's looking forward to November 11th!