Re: reporting in (downer alert)
My condolences as well. I've buried both my parents - my dad 10 years ago and my mom 5 years ago. Been in your shoes twice and understand totally.
I won't say it get's better with time, because it doesn't. What I will say is you learn how to manage it with time.
"I found that to really make money, you had to give up music. So I gave up money" - Mel Lewis