Heading home for a very short break

Tomorrow, I’ll be leaving Paris bright and early for a short trip home. I have some days off and so what better way to spend four days than flying, spending 72 hours at home, and then heading back to Paris. I can’t wait to see my family and to worship with my church family as well. I may even catch a high school football game on Friday night.

The only bad part of the trip is that Pennsylvania is, at this time, under attack. I’m a bit of a political junky--but I have to say, I’m not really looking forward to the constant barrage of television adds that will be on in the next few days for all of the candidates. We have been declared a “battle ground state” once again. Fortunately, I voted absentee a few weeks ago and so I can basically ignore the adds. As not much of a television watcher, I should be able to avoid most of it as well. I will hate seeing all of the signs all over the landscape--to me, it’s basically pollution and steps should be made to lessen the amount of signs put up during each election. Why in the world do we need 10 signs in about one block for the same candidate---I guess it is in case we forget who is running from one corner to the next.

Rehearsals have gone VERY well here in Paris. We are quite solid on act one--I truly like the production. We’ll start act two next week once the tenor arrives. He doesn’t appear in the first act and so we’ve concentrated on this act while he finishes up a show in Chicago. Actually, we probably have, once again, too much rehearsal time. We’ll need to pace ourselves as the rehearsal period progresses so as to not “peak” too soon.

All until next week when, Lord willing, I’ll be back in Paris once again.