What is the meaning behind your blog name?
This is an easy one and won't tale long to explain..
Clay had been laid-off from Angola.. At that time he was not only laid-off but they lied to him and told him that he had been fired from Halliburton altogether and blacklisted from Angola permanently..
Once we found out that he had only been laid off and not fired from ever working for the company again, he simply applied for a job at another location and went back to work..
But it was three months before we knew the truth, so we spent those three months without income..
It was true that he had been blacklisted from Angola; by a guy who felt threatened by Clay, but that changed when the company had noticed that without Clay, their yards in that region were not making a profit and they were loosing jobs (and millions of dollars) to other companies, when their major client (Chevron) ended their contracts with them..
At the time, the Chevron company men who ran the rigs off the coast of Luanda/Angola had made sure their contracts stated that they would work with Clay exclusively, or not at all..
So they guy who 'fired' Clay was fired for real, and the yard in Luanda went under until Clay went back..
Ok, moving on..
The first month of no income wasn't too bad.. We had just paid the bills so we weren't dire straights yet.. But I saw the next month looming ahead and I began to panic.. What were we going to do? We had no money for bills, gas, food, rent.. Nothing..
Then a friend of mine reminded me of a passage in the Bible..
So that's where the name comes from..
I guess that took longer than I thought it would..