I had a strange day last week, filled with good and bad, life and death.
Death-Bringing my car into the shop, no ride to work.
Life-Getting new shocks. Receiving a ride to work via friendly co-worker.
Life-Free Coffee Friday at Cumberland Farms
Death-While preparing my coffee a 70 year-old man asks “How are you?” “Not too bad, yourself?” I reply. He goes on to tell me that he’s not doing well, his wife passed away that morning from cancer. His stepson died of cancer at age 49 and his step-daughter has cancer. He wasn’t crazy, he just clearly needed someone to talk to. I listened for a bit and asked him to spend the day with his family and mourn.
Life-Great day at work. Got to download music and edit audio.
Death- An email telling me that my laptop, which was brought in to a repair shop earlier, is now dead. The keyboard is gone, the touchpad is gone and no information can be recovered from the hard drive.
Life- Leave work early.
Death- Have to walk a few miles to the auto shop. Not a terrible walk, just very cold outside.
Life- Running into a friend who was looking for me, also happened to be driving to the same auto shop.
Life- Car fixed.
Life wins 6-4.