This has been a really bad week. I'm glad I can handle it. Let's start with Saturday... My daughter and her boy friend went snowboarding for the 1st time. They came back that evening and he had compound fractured his wrist. He didn't even know who bad it was until he got here and took of his glove. It was pretty sick. We sent them to the hospital. I got drunk with the boys on CK5. (good thing! Cyber drinking is leagal in most states still) Sunday, my daughter took him back to the hospital because of pain. My wife managed to get him hooked up with the doctors that work on the Broncos. Surgery went good on Monday. Titanium plate and he's good to go. Monday, I get a call from a friend that said "our friend Don was found dead in his apartment. He was a great guy' always with a smile. This was tragic news. Monday night a 2:30 am, I get a call from my son and he is in jail for a DUI. These are very common here in this area where we have more cops per capita <sp> then almost anywhere in the country. It's hunting season. (sorry officers but this is a resort area with lots of cops and little american workers) Today, I find out my friend went to breakfast on Sat. morning, then went to Gart sports and bought a gun. He went home and barricaded the door way and shot himself. I really can't believe he did it. It's like a dream or something. I have a hard time understanding how someone can do it. This evening, I bailed my son out. If he looses his license, then I loose my only other service tech. and even though he was just getting better from the pneumonia <sp> and surgery on his lungs. He has basically been out of work, on and off since Thanksgiving. Our work force in the area is dropping fast and I can't find any guys worth a dam to work with us. I've been doing 24/7 now since Jan. 21st. If I can't hire anyone, I may sell the business and move out of Colorado. I need a state where most of the work force isn't in prison and have drivers licenses. I'll get back to you on any comments because I need to call it. I have a long day tomorrow with work, my son and my friends death. I think I'm missing something else that happened but I'll get back to you on it if I remember.