Sorry for the sparse updates, folks, but wow. Recovery from the trip I just took hitting straight back into not only hard work, but hard work that's a week behind, is tricky business, if fulfilling.
I did manage to register RIGHT before it shut down, which was also tricky business, since my registration voucher didn't get issued due to all sorts of loan problems which I'd been trying unsuccessfully to solve earlier, so while it's straightened out to the tune of letting me register, I have no idea when I'm going to see money, leaving me living off credit cards for groceries, so that's a complete pain. Turns out that again thanks to that little hyphen in my name, my loan check hasn't even been sent from the company yet. Not good.
But, believe it or not, being on the Rock is still pretty sweet. I'm running into a ton of people I really like, everything's been running efficiently island-side (all my problems with loans and registration stemmed from the US), and I actually attended classes! I did my hospital visit on Monday, which was really cool and involved going into several minor maxillofacial surgeries, so not bad. Hard to get back into the swing of things though.