Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Great Gig in the Sky

September 15th, 2008 the world lost another great.

I am a big fan of the band, Pink Floyd. I have yet to find a way to express how I feel about their music in words. Even most of the titles for my blog entries are lines from their songs. But their music will never be the same again. The bands keyboardist and one of the founding members, Richard Wright has gone to the Great Gig in the Sky. Rest in peace.

Changing subjects, I just want to update people on things for me here in France. Looks like I will be staying after all. I have secured an apartment, although I a taking a bit of a gamble since I won't see a contract until I am home. Part of the reason that I want to do the contract there is because I will have just a little bit more control. Some of the things will include paying for French lessons, having them commit to paying out my apartment lease if I get terminated, and a vehicle. I doubt that I will get a car, but I think that the others I won't have any problem with.

Even with me staying, there are some big changes. Gus, my friend and crew lead has decided not to stay. He has had enough and wants to go home. Actually, I think that he was thinking about his girlfriend, Mary. She has been here with Gus, but without a job for too long and needs something to do. I respect their decision, but they both will be missed.

We will be having another guy from home come to take his place. We have also hired 3 French mechanics, who will be in shock when they find out how this place runs completely differently from the way any other French outfit runs. It will be a complete cluster-fuck for the first 3 months, but hopefully after that it will settle a bit.

I will still be home on October 8th, for at least 2.5 weeks, but I am going to try and stay a wee bit longer since the boss here is being a dick and keeps cutting back my time. I would like to have 3 weeks, but I will have to see how that goes.

So, sometime after October 8th, I will want a lot of sushi! Book me some time!


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