just a quick little update to prove that the plane across the world did not in fact fall into the atlantic ocean, and i was not rescued by a mermaid, and i am not now living in a castle under the sea. (though there was some major turbulence during a lot of the flight, so much so that the drinks were all jumping out of their cups looking for safety and the seat belt sign was more on than off.) i reached jeddah, and after a couple of days there we came to dhahran (where my husband's family lives). the internet situation is equally bad in both places (i might as well be in a castle under the sea. at least then i'd have a singing crab to amuse me). there is no internet in our rooms in either place and the second i leave the room to seek internet i get waylaid by someone or something or my computer is commandeered by my brothers who should be hooked up to technology drips, or it's time to leave somewhere, or i'm ready to sleep. anyway, we got a semi-connection thing here for our room yesterday, but it's agonizingly slow. it took me forty-five minutes just to open blogger and since writing this little paragraph i've been told twice that there is a problem with the connection and the post won't publish. so yeah, blogging will probably be infrequent until i get back to the states. hope you are all having great summers!