I had a talk with Lily about the scenario where both mom and dad get sick and someone has to assume control of the house, which would fall to Lily.
In less than a week I ate most of a small ham by myself, oftentimes eating it cold by my computer for breakfast with a hard-boiled egg and coffee.
There was a lot to celebrate still.
It took me way too long to appreciate the nuance in that record, called April and released on April 1, 2008.
And I thought back to when I was 19, and what I could remember of that: The Cure had released Disintegration and a roommate had the CD.
In three days Dawn and the kids had eaten three quarts of ice cream and most of the saltines.