Confirmation that I am doing the right thing by dropping my SU demonstratorship came by way of another medical emergency. I came home from work yesterday to find the ambulance (and 2 fire trucks) in front of my house. I admit that I lost it. Five ambulance visits to our house since May and we are all a bit traumatized. Sadly, my mom broke her hip. Her kidney function is bad and they operate on the hip tomorrow. Life goes on and we take care of each other as best we can -- sometimes one faultering step at a time.