"The unexpected can really throw you for a loop, but the way you handle it builds character and integrity, even if you don't want it too."
Gosh, if things keep going like they've been going in lab, I will integrity and character bubbling out of my ears. Cool?
...and I'm so happy to have friends that exist to tell me such sensible things. It doesn't make dealing with these changes easier. But at the same time, it's marvelous to know that such ladies are around to look out for me (now if only they all lived in Boston...)