One unusual detail about yesterday was that I left my cell phone behind on the dining room table. I usually have it with me on campus, but as I was in the car I realized that I had left it behind. I generally receive very few calls, so I decided to leave it behind rather than turn around to get it. I don't usually come to campus on Tuesday, and this semester I am sharing my office with an adjunct colleague for portions of Tuesday and Thursday, which is why I was finishing up some work in Starbucks yesterday afternoon. That is where I was writing on LJ.
When I got home I saw that there was a voice mail on the land line and one on my cell, plus a couple of missed calls on my cell. That's when the day took a really unexpected turn.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ