All the posts on the message board may seem overwhelming but you have a very long time to get settled in. I would read the reviews for CTI and CN in particular. There an I wish I would have thought of that thread where people have posted packing ideas. You might want to look it up. Use the search function to find it if it isn't still on the first couple of pages. When you are reading the message board either have a notebook next to your computer or start a document where you can make notes of ideas you like and things you want to remember. You are just getting started and you have plenty of time to find out all you need to know so take a deep breath.
There is an AN thread, you might want to check that out too.
In the meantime, enjoy the wait. The trip itself will go very quickly so the waiting needs to be part of the fun.