Moved through the last phone calls, began the personal emails and then prepared for and began to draft the mass email to friends whom I respect.
At this point I became exhausted and took a several hour nap.
People, so far, are being gracious and supportive. Except for the one friend who heard the news and (not unexpectedly) proceeded to talk about themselves for 40 minutes. Thankfully, it caused me to laugh in some form of delight.
A last minute trip north, just to get out and get a break.
Everyone on their respective devices, random conversation about physics, religion, books.
Two more personal contacts left...
I feel better today.