My employer (and really, who am I still kidding at this point) has a long-term contract in Southwest Asia. I have been sent to fulfill the terms of that contract for the next 4 1/2 months, give or take.
I had a week's notice.
I have two weeks of training before heading off to the mountains. Steve says it’ll be like Colorado.
No promises about internet access. My employer blocks my blog, but not blogger.com, so I may be able to post but not respond to comments. (My employer blocks most of your blogs as well, but not Google Reader, so hopefully I’ll be able to keep up with your posts even if I can't comment.)
Mrs. Φ bought me a digital camera for my trip, so if I can post I’ll try to post pictures. But posting will probably be light.
The odds are pretty good that I will come back safely, but in the event, I’ll try to write a farewell post set to publish a year from now or so.