Got word from my contact in Kampala. The laptops have arrived safe and sound and are awaiting my arrival.
More good news!
I was able to successfully get the SOAS to work! Took me a couple (well, more than a couple of tries) but finally, it is AOK! Then I attacked the VNC server/client idea so that I could project from the XO through my laptop. Again, I am sooo happy to report it worked! Instant! Yippee! Things are moving along. Started the typhoid pills....planning my lessons....packing my bags...