Also, in the injury to insult category, when I called to give my parents the news, Dad has news of his own: Mom has been in the hospital since Tuesday. She's having her gall bladder out today, now that they finally figured out what her chest pains were. She also has some liver damage.
I think this Christmas is now officially worse than the year Dad was injured in a car accident on Christmas eve. Pardon me while I crawl off somewhere to feel sorry for myself.