The Notebook has arrived in Abu Dhabi! Took its sweet time getting there, but its there and is now taking a vacation with the next person to Switzerland! I just wanted to update you guys that its there, and after considering everyone's comments, I have decided to stick with just the one notebook - even if it likes to leisurely take its time going international.
I will have another update once it gets mailed off to the next person. Thank you everyone for your patience!