Several things have happened:
1. We told my parents.
2. I got my typhoid and yellow fever shots (have to go to county health to get rabies)
3. We listed all our things on Craigslist, and sold several.
4. One of the couples in our small group graciously agreed to borrow some of our furniture until we return (just a few pieces that are very special and/or expensive to replace).
5. My parents offered to let us live with them for November, 3 weeks in December, and next summer. This will allow us to save SO much money- I am incredibly grateful.