Yes, folks I have slipped home for a physical and mental break from Baku and Azerbaijan. I'll keep you posted of course, but I'm not scheduled to return to Baku until the end of September and then, we'll see how things go. Both of my other expats colleagues, Ton, the Dutch guy and Rebecca, the California have decided not to renew their contracts and have indeed left ADA. I will sorely miss them...and their energy and professionalism will be missed too. The rats are leaving the ship just yet, but truthfully, it feels like we're starting to take on water and me....well, I'm starting to cast my eyes to the horizon for safe landing spot.