Please call.Aug 4, 4:09 a.m.
I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but I hit redial. I didn’t even hear a ring.“Are you okay, honey?” It was Anne. “Stephen said you couldn’t sleep again.”“Hello? Anne?”“It’s me, sweetie. Are you alright?”“Anne? I don’t feel so good. I tried to tell Stephen, but he got all grumpy andswore at me again.”“Aw, honey. It’s okay. Do you want us to come over?” I could hear Stephengrinding his teeth. I tried not to laugh.“I dunno.” I paused for dramatic effect, but I sighed a little bit to make it soundlike I was reluctant. “It’s really late.”“Give us fifteen minutes, okay? We’ll be right over. Do you want us to stop atWawa? I’m not going to get dressed, but Stephen can run in and get you a coffee. How’sthat?”“You don’t have to do that. That would be really nice.”“I’m putting my sweats on now. We’ll be there in fifteen minutes, okay? I’ll bring along Trivial Pursuit.”“You know I love you both, right?”“I know, honey. We’ll be right over.” She hung up.To be honest, I didn’t know if I was so crazy about the company, but it was hardto resist the Wawa coffee and a good game of Trivial Pursuit. Anne always read thequestions, and she really did have a soft and comforting voice.3