Learning how to maintain my new website under my daughter Andrea’s tutelage is an exercise that will require much instruction over the five weeks before I leave Seattle for my assignment. It will be necessary for me to absorb all this new info in small chunks. All my resource persons will be here and I will be there so I must learn to be as self-reliant as possible. Today – writing posts and transferring all the info in my old computer onto my new Lenovo X60 ThinkPad. My next lesson will be learning how to post photos from my new digital camera. This Peace Corps assignment is definitely an enhanced learning curve in more ways than one. Just what the doctor ordered. Thanks Dr. Menzies, thanks Dr. Simpson, for helping me through the rigorous physical and dental examination processes. The Peace Corps’ qualification and selection process is demanding. Only about one in three applicants becomes a trainee; and 9 out of 10 trainees successfully complete pre-service training and are sworn-in as Volunteers.