My wife was in a car collision this morning. She was uninjured but was understandably shaken up. I cancelled my morning meetings to go help her. Most of my help consisted of coordinating the tow truck and the body shop.

While this was happening, my son fell out of his chair at preschool, hurt his back, and was given an ice pack, and my daughter was sent to the school nurse on account of her chapped hands, which were bleeding.

My whole day blew up, but it was fine. My wife and kids are fine. The car is damaged and we won’t drive it until it gets fixed, but it will be fixed someday this month. I didn’t get all my work done today, but my coworkers understand that sometimes things don’t work out the way they are planned.