I am able to sit up at my computer today which is certainly not where you would have found me yesterday. Yesterday I was in bed, I could not even watch TV, read or KNIT!!!!! Now that is sick. I had the flu and let me tell you I am happy it is on the way out! You see Mr. 19 year old got a very bad flu virus on Tuesday in the middle of the night. He had to have a swimmer take him to the doctor because he could not keep down a thing. He was much better by Thursday, but the unfortunate thing is he missed flying with his team to his training trip. He was all alone in his dorm, and I mean all alone, until Friday when he flew out to meet his team. I think I was so worried about him I caught his flu! I know that is not a reasonable thought but I was sick just the same. An hour or so after he landed he called to say he had lost his wallet. The cab driver told him he didn't take credit cards (although a credit card sign was posted), and he had to go get cash. I believe the taxi driver was seriously taking advantage of a young man, by the cash only and the price of the ride! When Mr. 19 year old called to tell us my husband in true Father fashion, went nuts raising his voice and carrying on. He was going on and on about how Mr. 19 year old would lose his head if it wasn't attached, he might be right. But the thing is this happened on Friday, and my son was safe. He wasn't shot by some crazed maniac. He was safe. My other son was home and he was safe, too. Mr. 19 year old was with his team, he flew on a plane that landed safely, he got in a cab that took advantage of him, but got him to his destination safely. He was alive. After the events on Friday in Connecticut, really isn't that all that really matters. A wallet we can replace, money that is lost is gone but that is okay. A life we can't. It puts it all in perspective. I am at a loss why we still do not have better gun laws in this country. I am at a loss at what to say about this horrible tragedy. I am at a loss trying to figure out how this community is going to go on. It is just so sad. All we can do is pray for all the families that have been affected and pray that our policy makers finally do something about it.