After months of homelessness, they'd finally found a rental house and were looking forward to trying to return to normal life when the father, swimming with the children at a local lake, drowned. The teen-aged oldest son managed to save his younger sister and brother, who were with their father when he went under, but went back for his dad and never came up. They both drowned. The little girl thinks it was her fault. Yeah. Tell me you wouldn't cry.
The peoples from Extreme Home Makeover along with the entire rest of the town came and built them an giant castle in homage to their father and brother, who loved all things knightly and medieval. When did television get so damned heartwarming? I am having to watch Sense and Sensibility on Masterpiece Theatre to recover. There's nothing like a little Jane Austen to soothe ruffled emotions.
The Portland plan is being held in abeyance this week. I am taking a week to consider the downsides. Of everything. In life. I knew the high of the last few weeks wouldn't last and sure enough, things are on the downslide. I am looking forward to being too busy with work to have feelings. Woot! Down With Feelings!!! Feelings suck!!! I think I need to eat some tapioca pudding. I always feel better after I good tapioca pudding.