For my sanity. In addition to my brother's cancer, my DH is now in the hospital recovering from emergency surgery for subdural haematomas. We were scheduled to go on vacation next week, and will lose $550.00 in security deposit if we don't go. A majorbusiness deal I have been working on for months, fell through yesterday. This morning I found Hedwig hen (my favorite, I've told lots of stories about her) dead in our woods....what was left of her, that is.