Imminence dictates that I at least start thinking about the following:
I fly to Charlotte NC on October 5th, then to Managua Nicaragua on October 10th. I won't be back in the USA until like June 2011 or so.
Remember how I accidentally acquired an extra suitcase in Australia (namely by buying too much crap that I felt I must have)? Well this time I have a new attitude. NO NEW SUITCASES.
And furthermore, I'm buying a SMALLER backpack so as to avoid trying to fill it up too much. So there.