Hi to everyone. I know that my communication has been really terrible. I promise that once things settle down I will be much easier to contact. A quick update on my life:I've spent the past week traveling to visit my new home to figure out what improvements need to be made, and get an idea of the work I will be doing. For the next two years I will be living in the village of Chiwali, in the Tycholo District, working at Malamulu Hospital and nursing school. My job will be whatever I want it to be. I'm thinking I will start with teaching Fundamentals of Nursing and Community Nursing. My hope is to teach nursing empowerent and community resposibility. My house is big by Malawian standards with two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and indoor shower room, and, of course, an outhouse. There is no electricity, and no running water. I've actually learned to live without these things, and I'm getting quite good at carrying water on my head and building a fire. I will be living in the middle of a 7th day Adventist community (not sure what this is, so I have some research to do). On the whole I feel very safe, especially since Peace Corps has insisted on hiring me two guards to watch my house! Once I'm settled in my village I will have internet at the college and should be able to email and maybe even update my blog. The internet is so slow in this country that I currently can't get the blog to load at all. In the meantime, I have a phone!! Please don't hesitate to call, although I can't recieve texts (I'm working on this). I THINK my number is +265992124528 (you have to use the + sign) if you are calling from a cell phone, and 001265992124528 from a landline. I sent this number out to several of you, but I suspect it may have been the wrong format since I didn't hear from anyone. You can also try calling from Skype for those of you that have accounts; the country code is 265. If you try and call and it doesn't work please make sure to email me and let me know so I can figure out the correct number to contact me. The mail system is terrible here, and I haven't received one single letter from anyone, but please keep trying! It is very hard to be so cut off from all the people I care about. I will keep sending letters, blog posts, and emails as I can. Everyone please be very safe and know that I am thinking of you, and would love to hear from you!