Well after many preparations, D-Day (Departure Day) has arrived! I still have some details to work through today but I should be flying out of Dulles at around 6:30pm this evening on KLM to Entebbe via Amsterdam. I should arrive around 8:15pm local time on Feb 17th there. Once there it is an 8-hour time difference between Uganda (which is ahead) and US Eastern Standard Time.
It may be a few days before I post again due to getting everything settled in. Will write then!