:::ring ring ring:::

Hey honey, did I wake you?

Ya, hi dad, what's up?

Well, I figured you'd be awake by 9:30, I thought I would call and put you up to date. First off, Uncle Roy will be in Shadyside today. He had a heart attack and will be having surgery. The other thing is...:::pause:::...your brother Kevin. His marine unit has been called. So he'll be leaving Wednesday..."

What a wonderful phone call to wake up to. And no one seems to understand where I am coming from today. I feel anti-social, and just want to be alone, but no one understands that. I don't usually act like this, but extenuating circumstances cause me to do so. I hope there are happier nodes for today.