Growing up in the Bay Area, the U-turn is just a way of life. Sam & I were amazed to find that an alien concept when we arrived in Seattle in 1991. Oh, it's not that folks don't do it here, it's just that it's not ingrained in the cultural fabric as it is in California (and other states with lots of straight roads).
I use this particular traffic custom as a metaphor for the day. It started out going one direction and it's done a complete about-face.
As Inigo Montoya says, "Let me 'splain... No, there is too much. Let me sum up."
Last night. TFMD away for dinner with a friend. Met up with amigos online and did some CoH. Late night getting to bed. Took a swig of codeine cough syrup AND a Sudafed. Bam. Out like a light. This morning. Still coughing and snotty. Woke kids. TFMD drove Kayleigh to school on her way to work. Trouble with the boy. Saw a dire situation about to happen and contacted IEP teacher to head it off at the pass. Crisis averted. Calmed down and started to be productive. Was productive.
Met an old Pandy friend (I say "old", but he's really 20) while paying for my iced tea at the QFC. That was cool - we might be able to use him in a project or two. Got some brown rice sushi (cucumber rolls, freshly made just for me). Got some prep work done on the next short. Stress significantly reduced.
So, from dire to directorial. A U-turn of a day is something to celebrate, no?