Well, it has been one week since the meeting in DC and what an eventful time. I enjoyed getting to meet the IIE Staff members that I have been communicating with via email, but I especially enjoyed meeting the other Fulbright teachers that are going abroad this coming school year. I talked quite a bit with KC and Nikki, both of whom are also going to Scotland, Glasgow and Aberdeen respectively. The orientation was beneficial, particularly the times when we were able to ask questions of Fulbright Alumni. There were five Alumni total and two of those exchanged to the United Kingdom, so that was very helpful. I was hoping for more information from the IIE (company who run the Fulbright Program for the US State Department), but apparently we are waiting on a final approval by some congressionally approved committee before we get our final confirmation. When that happens, I believe we get another big packet of information on all sorts of things such as how to make the plane flight arrangements and how to apply for a visa. I would assume we get a mini novel of information.
The other eventful thing that happened this weekend was that I managed to pick up some type of corneal abrasion which has managed to be a bother this week. Stacy had to drive home from DC and I missed several days of school. I seem to be on the mend.
One last piece of news is that we got Carter and Cara's new passports in the mail yesterday. They had passports but they would expire while we were in the UK so we had to get them new ones.