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From: Yam (
Subject: It just doesn't end......
Date: June 23, 2003 at 7:08 pm PST

I'm so sorry about blathering on, but I'm compelled to share to
help ease my pain.(There will only be a minor reference to pc's)

I'm so miserable today. Last night, the elderly gentleman across the street from us took his own life. Apparently his wife found him in the he did it we don't know. This is such a quiet, family friendly-neighborhood and are all still in shock.

Around 10:00 last night, DD and I noticed there was something wrong when multiple police cars, fire trucks and an ambulance pulled up. No sirens, no running, everyone was strangely quiet and moving slowly. After a few minutes, the ambulance closed it's doors and drove off into the darkness. It was then we saw the yellow police tape. I knew then it was bad news. I knew the coroner would be next. I was a hospice nurse, so I know how distressing that sight is. I managed to get my daughter to bed so she wouldn't be traumatized any further. I also want my neighbor to retain his dignity so I just told DD that he passed away. No details.

Adding to my misery, I was subpoenaed today. I must appear at a deposition next month. I had the misfortune of witnessing a freak accident at a Michael's store and the "victim" is going for broke. What fun.

There's more, my teen DD is giving me grief and DH and I have been saddened and disappointed by the choices she has made. My emotional intelligence is being tested. I am raw and worn out. Not a good way to start off the summer. When I got my last email from amazon I decided it was finally time to cry.

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