As a heads up to all you all, though, about this trip: I'll be offline pretty much the whole time. If you need to reach me, my cell phone will be the way to go. I expect to keep it turned off most of the time, but I'll check TXT and voice messages daily (assuming I have signal, which I expect to do), during which time I'll also plan to return calls and messages, so I won't be totally out of contact. If you need desperately to reach me and it can't wait, get in touch with trom for the emergency contact information at the institute.
Also, just so you know, since I use my cell for work and for fun, my outgoing message will make it sound like I'm not checking messages at all. This is so any worky people who call me won't get the idea that their leaving a message with me will be at all useful.