I am also completely overwhelmed at all of the up front cost of everything...wow, it's alot, but I also keep reminding myself it will ALL be worth-it when we are done! :) As for the reading, I am also going to read as much as I can before we start...I need to get the books first and I am hoping to find a cheaper older edition. Any luck finding a cheaper edition?
As for uniforms, I got an email saying they aren't shipping out my stuff until the alterations are done...hm I m hoping they mean the embroidery etc that Aria requires. Anyone else get that email?
@ Simply--I know, I am upset I didn't get to meet you!! We will meet soon enough though! :)