Took my son James for a river trip. Lot's of stuff going on right now. This is off topic, but just to give you an idea of why I'm grateful to be sober I'll tell you a quick story. As you know I have a used furniture store, my nephew...on my wife's side, all these people are on her side, my brother's have similar situations, but I'm leaving that out now. Anyway, K. just got out of Columbus Juvie jail after being incarcerated for a long time, reform school, etc. He put $ down on some funiture, anyway, we call to see when he's going to get it, he's been arrested. B&E....he says he was just trying to talk the guys who broke in, not to break in. He's on probation, and will turn 18 in July...maybe before he goes to trail. Need's $$ to bond out. Okay, I come home Sunday PM and the road behind me is blocked off, police on loudspeakers are negociating on a hostage situation, which ended with a tazer. I'm telling my wife, when she gets home, she tell me K.'s brother J. was pulled over by the cops in Elmwood when she left her mom's. She tells me her brother Cr. got arrested last night as they made too much noise at 4 AM partying in the back yard. The police were actually there to arrest another brother Jny. who jumped the fence & escaped. Cr. is wanted on some child support stuff (kid is 20 now) and also Jny gives Cr's SS# whenever he's arrested, so there's 16 bogus charges on Cr !! Another girl who hangs there, B. has a warrant for not showing up on a continuace for a disorderly charge when she got into an argument with the pharmisist. My mother in law was warned if Jny shows up, she will be arrested for harboring a convict or something. It just goes on & on. Cr. has been calling, as her phone has a block from collect calls, he wants to be bonded out... She has basically what I refer to as a flophouse, all her 4 living sons, their 1/2 bro and about 3 of their girlfriends living there, along with 2 other alcoholics One on crutches with a broken foot & one with a dislocated arm from a fight. Not that my family is immune, my son goes to court Friday too, for an unrelated charge. Anyway, to make a long story short, all these are self-imposed crisis due to alcohol or drug consumption. Anyway, that's the bad or good, it just is what it is, but I do know ugly......and THIS is ugly....a popeyed drum !!