…for some reason on this day, I rose at about 4am and sat with my computer to catch up on games, and recreational reading. I worked at the dining room table for a couple of hours, savoring the quiet of the pre-dawn morning.
At about 6am, the household landline began to ring. (Yes, we still have a landline.) Thinking that it was a prank call, or some marketing nonsense, I simply picked up the phone and hung it up immediately. Right away, there was an urgent knock at the front door.