Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bear with me....

...while I make some design changes to my blog.  It might get a little messy over the next few days! :)

Kirk was better.

State Department Briefing.

Very happy to have been able to attend a briefing today at Main State concerning developments in Paraguay. Great opportunities during PCS this year.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lunch at FSI with the new FM's!

Today I got a chance to spend some time with an outstanding group of new FM's going through training at FSI.  These fine folks represent the future of the FM section and the Department should be proud of the professional men and women taking care of our overseas facilities.

Good luck everyone!!

I'm the dashingly handsome guy on the right....but you already knew that.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Going away party pics.

It took a while to post these, but here are pics from my FM going away party on my last day.  My best memories of Gabon are my moments with the FSN's.  I sure won't forget 2am emergency calls to get power back on at the Embassy, water leaks everywhere, Ambowe problems, etc...all with my trusty FM staff there by my side!

Thanks for all you did!  I'll miss you!

Let the feast begin.

Mombo, Chris, & Ludovic

More of the FM team!

Felicien and Chris

Mireille and Tima - kept me sane for 2 years!

Some of the housekeeping ladies.

Masala the plumber.

Saibou from GSO who just came for the food.

My man Jean-Baptiste!


Wearing my new shirt and showing off my gift!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My empty desk....

The nerve center at Embassy Gabon remains empty.  Good luck to the next FM in Libreville whoever you are..

Dear Jerusalem...

If you could get this little thing ironed out before we get there later this month, well that'd be great...
Not the "Welcome to Post" we were hoping to get...