At around 10:00 pm last night my mother died, a completely unexpected thing. As some of you know, she came to live with us after a stroke in 2000 and I’ve been a stay-at-home caretaker. This is such a shock. Turns out she had a coronary blockage that just finally caused a massive heart attack -- and only eight hours ago. Just Thursday morning we were having coffee together in the living room and talking about what she wanted to get the kids for Christmas. I’m in shock right now and probably won’t write for a few days.