The Weekend From Hell

I think it is safe to say I’ve had the worst weekend in a long long while.

It started Thursday, and I’ve thought of Thursday as the first day of the weekend for a long time now, when with no warning and no discussion, I was called into my project manager’s office and laid off then escorted off NASA property.  They didn’t even have the decency to come to my office to do it, so I could just load up and go.  No, I had to drive across post to be told, then escorted back to my office to load up my stuff.  I’m sure there is a very good policy reason why it was done in this way, and I’m sure that to them it made sense, but to me it was just humiliating.  I never should have left my last job, I suppose.

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Then I went a little nuts Friday and saw Zombieland.  Good movie.  Good time.  Glad I got to go.

On Saturday, I thought things were looking up!  I got to go kayaking, I did a good deed and cleaned up a river, and I went to watch the Auburn-Tennessee game, which went well for Auburn, with my Mother-In-Law who had recently had knee surgery.  Saturday was a pretty good day!

But then Sunday it all went to hell.  On the way to church we get a call that my mother-in-law was being rushed to the hospital.  She was declared dead minutes later.  Blood clot killed her.  Boom, gone.

Within 15 minutes of getting the official word, although he knew before she got put in the ambulance,  my father-in-law had a series of minor heart attacks.  That left my wife in charge of the family affairs, a position she did not enjoy nor did I enjoy having her there.

So now funeral arrangements must be made.  Decisions must be made.  I’m so tired I don’t know what to do.  And it’s only Monday.

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