I have officially finished my application and submitted it. Finally.
I have two reference providers who need to finish their Letter of Recommendation and hand them to me so I can mail them, but I think the application is still officially submitted, and can begin without them, so I'm less stressed about that than I was about finding three people (really, it was that my manager--one of the people I wanted-- went on vacation right when I finished the main application and realized I needed references and that I needed to submit their names and some information about them, etc. That stressed me out about it.), so that's fine.
The medical survey dealie was kind of annoying, too. Simply because they seemed to assume that you had recently been to a doctor who had thoroughly investigated everything that's wrong with you (unless I'm mistaken, though, that will happen sometime in the next nine months), because there was no way to answer I Don't Know to any of the questions, and there was no kind of comment box into which I could type, so I have chronic pain, and hypothyroid symptoms, but since I haven't been to a doctor, I don't know what's wrong with me.
Meh. Like I said, I'm pretty sure I will have to go to a doctor as part of the application process, and hopefully they'll figure out what's up with me. And hopefully it won't interfere with me going to Africa.
Anyway, just a quick note to update you all about Africa. Love you all!