I found out last night that a good friend from my college years died last week in a car accident. Her daughter was trying to find me to give me the news and finally left me a message on Facebook. I felt like I was a little in shock. She died on her birthday.
In my despair I decided to go to the garage and focus on making something. I did have a couple of pieces of driftwood, had to level off the bottom with a wooden bead or bit. That turned out pretty good. But I really need to use the drill press. (As D reminded me).