Everything seems to be piling up now. What's funny is that I feel more comfortable about leaving now than I did the past few weeks. I spoke with my home-stay family today. To my surprise, I will be lodging with a French woman, Signora Menin. Actually, it will be her friend and myself for the first ten days. She's not even going to be there! Now I just need to make sure I get everything in order before I leave, and more importantly that I spend every minute I can with my friends.