Some may recall a recent post I made about the really awful day my kids had 2 Fridays ago. The day started with my daughter calling to tell us her car was totaled on the way to work in a 6-car collision. Wasn't her fault, and nobody was hurt. That afternoon my son tells me that a very close friend died in his sleep at 26 years of age. There was an underlying condition, not drugs or suicide. Today, my venue hosted the funeral. I am deflated, as this is my 3rd high profile public servant funeral in 7 years and hope to retire before the next one comes along. These things are very difficult to do tech for, and emotions can take over. Sam was a good kid. He served as an Astoria, OR police officer, a Gearhart Oregon firefighter, and a member of the Sheriff's SAR team all at the same time. He left behind a wife & 2 preschool kids. There were about 800 in attendance & another 450-ish viewing the livestream. Rest in peace, Officer Whisler. You are already missed. I am going to drive the coast tomorrow to decompress with plans to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and maybe let the one-armed bandits help me make donations to the tribe.